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Ilana Dent's Medicine Box - Part 3



Ilana quickly threw up her own barricade. She was furious at me for even broaching the subject. This time I frightened her. She faced me, blinking rapidly, a dry-eye tic, a subtle symptom of systemic deterioration, her fluttery eye movements making a disconcerting clicking sound. 1,315 more words

Fiction

New Beginnings

In this episode, TAL – then called ”Your Radio Playhouse” – debuted with its raison détre: Stories.

For years I have tossed around the notion that the stories that TAL tells are landscapes: of sounds, emotions, place, and imagination. 345 more words

Mobility

PRAYER: The Sanctity Of The Ordinary, by Richard J. Foster

From Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home

Do not forget that the value and interest of life is not so much to do conspicuous things. .

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Prayer

Posts on the Mass as a Musical Form

The Mass

Musicologists study liturgical music. Lay music has existed for a long time. There have been troubadours, trouvères and minnesinger who wrote and sang humble songs. 371 more words

Feasts

The Good Stuff

My 17 year old daughter asked me yesterday in a conversation what the happiest moment of my life was.  I was hard pressed to come up with one answer.  403 more words

Best of 2014: My favorite posts of the year

Technically, I should have posted this yesterday when the calendar still said 2014. But the previous year is still within the 24-hour mark so I think I am okay. 67 more words

Favorites

THE FLAME IN THE LOTUS

XLVII.
Sometimes the holy sits tight
Waiting for recognition among the pens
And paper clips on the desk.
Sometimes, I talk to the spider plants while watering…

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The Flame In The Lotus: Poetic Musings On Amida