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New Book: The Cultural Intermediaries Reader (SAGE, 2014)

A few years ago, I was asked to contribute a chapter to something called The Cultural Intermediaries Reader. I had never written anything like this before so it was pretty fun (i.e. 159 more words

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Lent and the Weary World

We sing this little dirge in our house during Lent. I confess, I changed two important words. Should I have? Every year I wonder.

(Lent is tricky with children…and with anyone for whom suffering is a current reality. 122 more words

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On turning 38...

Through our twenties, my sister and I would joke about that horrible age: 38! Ew! Gross! He must be 38! etcOf course, we thought we’d never face to face it ourselves. 332 more words

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thank you, Mary Oliver

…my right hand
was holding my left hand
which was holding the tree
which was filled with stars
and the soft rain –
imagine! imagine! 14 more words

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Do we have a stronger word for irony?

There are two remarkable bills moving through the US Congress, both generally supported by President Obama. One is the aptly-named the Johnson-Crapo bill, the other is called the Corker-Warner bill. 201 more words

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*it is one of those days


“You can fix anything but a blank page.”
~ Nora Roberts

That’s pretty much how I’m feeling today. A blank page. Some 20,000 words edited text and two mostly sleepless nights courtesy of the beasts you share a home with were likely to take a toll. 118 more words

Nina Light

At first glance, writing may seem not nearly so much an art of the body as, say, dancing or gardening or carpentry. And yet language is the most intimately physical of all the artistic means.

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