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Doerr & Dillard: All the Light We Cannot See and The Writing Life

I was lucky enough to finish reading two books this week.  The first was All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  I don’t remember why I picked it up, but when I found out it was set in Europe during World War II, I was a little reluctant to go through with reading it.  489 more words


"Beauty and grace..."

“Beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” – Annie Dillard, …

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I don’t suppose many people noticed this one –

Here’s the main event a few minutes earlier, close to maximum bite at 9.32 am, though “the smile” is barely visible – 62 more words


Concerning Craft: The Odd Hobby That Spawned My Book

The “Concerning Craft” series introduces Little Patuxent Review contributors, showcases their work and draws back the curtain to reveal a little of what went into producing it.

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“Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the engine of belief that keeps you and your desk in midair.” —Annie Dillard

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give freely and abundantly!

I am in the process of reading Stephen Cope’s book The Great Work of Your LifeThis is a wonderful reflection on discovering your vocation, your  191 more words


Road Trip V, Days 21-23, Durham, N.C.: Let Us Now Praise Famous Trees

…or not-famous trees (which was kinda the point of James Agee’s title). Trees that are famous only to ourselves, perhaps. Special. Dare I say sacred? Do you have one in your past? 452 more words

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