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how to watch the moon

My kids were a little bummed out by the Super Blood Moon, if you want to know the truth. The three-year-old, after discovering that we weren’t actually going to the moon, and the six-year-old, after approximately five whole minutes of staring into the sky. 920 more words


Introducing Barbara J. Taylor

by Anna Samuels,
LBPH Reader Advisor

Pennsylvanians have a lot to be proud of. We’ve got killer sports teams across the state, scores of breathtaking vistas and countless outdoor adventure options, our very own dialect n’at, and some darn good food, too (pierogis and cheese steaks, anyone?). 216 more words

The Writing Life

“I do not so much write a book as sit up with it, as with a dying friend. During visiting hours, I enter its room with dread and sympathy for its many disorders. 307 more words


Annie Dillard and Zombies

Last Saturday was such a gloriously sunny, crisp autumn day that I just had to take a walk to the nearby Lincoln Marsh here in Wheaton. 846 more words

Annie Dillard

How we live our days is, of course, how we live our lives

Annie Dillard wrote in The Writing Life, “How we live our days is, of course, how we live our lives.”

Pretty obvious stuff, right?  Hardly inspirational you say.  498 more words


Living Alone In Old Chapel Hill

The title is not true. I do not live alone. I live with a girl, a nice one. And I am writing this from Cambridge, Massachusetts, so decidedly not-where-I-live that there is almost a degree of opposition to Chapel Hill in its lack of comfort and familiarity. 1,224 more words

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Wounding Blessing

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho

Sept 27, 2015

Genesis 32:22-30

Last week, we heard about the birth of Jacob’s father, Isaac. 1,712 more words