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Every life matters to a social media savvy small town Minnesota police chief

HOOLIGAN BY DEFINITION means violent young troublemaker.

And although Lee Sjolander is officially a hooligan, as in the percussionist for the Goodhue County rock and country variety band… 354 more words

The Mighty God of the Universe took some stones and wrote with His own finger on them. Revealing God feels with His hands. He then asked the Jews to put those stones in a box, an ark, for safety. 167 more words

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Hooray Maggie Smith!

The Poetry Foundation’s poem of the day is Good Bones by Maggie Smith.  I just heard this lovely thing read aloud at Kenyon.  Maggie was a fellow in one of the poetry classes.  Hooray Maggie!

Good Bones


MN police chief's Facebook plea to homeless person leads to White House invite

Lee Sjolander is somewhat of an anomaly as far as police chiefs go.

The city he looks after, Kenyon in southeast Minnesota, is home to just over 1,800 people, yet the police department’s Facebook page is followed by almost 24,000 people. 427 more words


Leaving Kenyon

Seven days in a wood-panelled room with 9 other writers.  After saturating our  minds with the possibilities, Rebecca McClanahan leaves us with the following, aiming us toward our own further development: 122 more words


Kenyon Day 7

Dinner with superlative teacher Rebecca McClanahan (front left), our wonderful fellow Ron Stodghill (opposite end of the table) and fellow participants, hosted by editor of the Kenyon Review, David Lynne. 45 more words