Category: Writing

Checking In

Seeing as how several liturgical seasons have now passed since my last post (December! Remember December?), this seems as good a time as any to check in here. I actually wrote a post, several weeks ago now, and spent the better part of an evening revamping the blog template, adjusting colors and styles. I went […]

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A Beautiful Change

Two significant things happened the second week of July, 2009. The first was that I shared a cab with Katherine Willis Pershey on the way to a writing retreat in Collegeville, Minnesota. Katherine and I had never met, but we’d been instructed to meet up at the tiny St. Cloud airport, where a ride would […]

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Good Books I Don’t Want to Read

End-of-the-year book lists are all over the place lately, with editors, authors, and even movie stars pontificating about their favorite titles of 2010. I found myself unreasonably jealous of an NPR correspondent today, as she ticked off a list of at least 15 books that were her favorites of the year; I was imagining (wrongly, […]

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Blank Pages

I bought a new journal yesterday. There’s nothing quite like the potential of a brand new book full of blank pages. My very generous congregation gave me a gift card from Barnes and Noble to recognize the Month of the Ministry, so I stopped by there yesterday at lunch. A journal seemed a good way […]

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Words

There was an article in the most recent issue of Poets and Writers magazine in which Rachel Kadish gives what she calls a “pep-talk” to writers who write in trying times like these, when the publishing world is changing so rapidly and nothing is certain. It is lunacy, she says, to keep writing – but […]

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In This One, You…

In the writing class I’m taking at the Servant Leadership School, most of the class time is spent writing in response to prompts given by the instructor. Today, she asked us to imagine a photograph of a person we know well, and then start with the phrase, “In this one, you…” Here’s what I wrote: […]

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