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Man or Woman, Every Writer Needs a Room of One's Own

In 1929 Virginia Woolf stated her claim, on behalf of womanhood, that “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction” (4), and in doing so she opened the door (pun semi-intended) to the following question: does not every writer need the same? 491 more words


Minimalism, life and hiking

When you begin to consider carrying all that you need on your back for a few months, the contents of your home begin to loom in the mind as well. 1,280 more words


Daily Riches: Thinking, Feeling, Behaving, Becoming

In the Judeo-Christian tradition both heart (Proverbs 4:23) and mind (Romans 12:2) play a critical place in the spiritual life, but true religion can be defined (James 1:27) and measured (Mt. 535 more words


If I Knew I Was To Die In Three Months

I guess it might seem macabre, but everybody dies and it’s an important part of life. The thought of it never ending is horrifying to me. 419 more words



In the week between Christmas and New Years I rented a little apartment in Ithaca, NY.  I needed a getaway: from Christmas, from busyness, from tired. 801 more words


Made of Yearning and Rumors of God

In the past year I have lived deeply into two books. I returned over and over to taste and savor their wisdom, as though I were sucking on a bone, which had simmered all day long in a crock pot. 822 more words


Winter Sun


in the depths

of a breached


a bridge appears.


proceeds on ice,

frozen in layers,


by the distant

yet penetrating sun. 10 more words