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Why do people in church seem like cheerful, brainless tourists on a packaged tour of the Absolute? … Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we blithely invoke?

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Week 83: Annie Dillard

“You can’t test courage cautiously, so I ran hard and waved my arms hard, happy.”

-Annie Dillard, An American Childhood







Memento Mori

Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek relates the nonfictional account of the author’s experiences observing and philosophizing in nature. The subjects that she explores often yield few complete conclusions, proving that they are as elusive as the animals she stalks. 532 more words

Environmental Writing

The Luddite, the Witchlanders, and the Warm Bodies--or, what I've been reading

In January, I set out to catch up on some reading. I tend to be something of a dinosaur/Luddite/technophobe who loves the classics and will read the same books over and over again. 1,160 more words


Now Thank We All Our God (10/13)

“O give thanks to the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.”

Fast Foods hasten your demise
Whole Foods add years of life… 547 more words

The Value of Exploring

So many of the polar explorers looked upon life as an adventure; discovery was an elemental desire which urged them into areas and prodded them into actions which had no rewards beyond themselves. 657 more words

WPC #2 - Dreamy Autumn on the East Fork of the South Fork

“. . time is a live creek bearing changing lights.” ~ Annie Dillard 15 more words