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Updating My Website

Hello, faithful readers and subscribers. If you notice my website looks a little different … Or that some pages have weird fonts that no longer seem to fit … I’m working on updating my website and finding the right “look”. Thanks for your patience … And another post will be coming soon. Also, happy autumn!

Two Thousand Years in Rehearsal

A high school stage play is more polished than the service we have been rehearsing since the year one. In 2000 years, we have not worked out the kinks. We positively glorify them. Week after week we witness the same miracle: that God is so mighty he can stifle his own laughter. Week after week, we witness the same miracle: that God, for reasons unfathomable, refrains from blowing our dancing bear act to smithereens. […]

Lent – A Tithe of Your Time

In many cultures there is an ancient custom of giving a tenth of each year’s income to some holy use. For Christians, to observe the forty days of Lent is to do the same thing with roughly a tenth of each year’s days. After being baptized by John in the river Jordan, Jesus went off alone into the wilderness where he spent forty days asking himself the question what it meant to be Jesus. […]

The Best Books I’ve Read on the Writing Life

There comes a time in every aspiring writer’s life that they decide they want to learn writing from the best writers out there. And that means reading books on writing by successful and well-loved authors. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to choose from. It seems that nearly every successful and established writer has written (at some point in time) a book about writing … …or the writing process… … or the craft of […]

Explaining my Lapse in Posts

It was Covid. Omicron, I’m pretty sure. It didn’t hit hard … at first … But the effects seemed to compound and double every day, and everyone in my family got it. Then, the physical symptoms faded … But that brain fog is no joke! And one of my family members needed some special care, and a visit to the hospital, because he couldn’t keep food or water down for several days. It’s been […]

Sometimes, It Seems

Sometimes, it seems It’s only a simple matter of gaze angle thought. A combination that, when met just right, key in lock the soul clicks. And opens.

The 12 Best Books I Read in 2021

I didn’t reach my reading goals for 2021. I started the year with a Reading Challenge on Goodreads of completing 77 books. Didn’t think it would be too challenging. After all, in 2020, I read 126 books (although my initial goal was only 99). In fact, I’ve met or exceeded my reading challenges for the last five years running … But not this past year. In 2021, I only got 77% of the way […]

Rest in Joy, Joan Didion

In Memoriam, A Review of The White Album Joan Didion, American novelist and essayist, passed away last week, at the age of 87. Her book, The White Album, was required reading for me to obtain my MFA in Creative Writing. One of my professors loved her work and spoke about it at length. I had a more difficult time appreciating Joan Didion’s writings. In fact, I was required to read over 50 books during […]

Starseeker: A Christmas Story

Who was left behind when Wise Men followed the star? Starseeker The world has become so small, it feels, since my brother left. At the edge of every day, an expectancy. And every long night, just an extension of the long day, though quieter. Always quieter. I hear a noise at the door and listen for some other signal of that long-awaited presence. But it is only the wind. Ever I hear it whispering. […]

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