Category Archives: Words

What I read: October 2013

Shame on me for not reading enough this month. I’ll say that from the outset.  But perhaps I can be excused because I spent most of the month reading (and memorizing!) this: …because the production I am in of Spelling … Continue reading

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Seven Quick Links after a busy week

This post was originally going to be “7 things we should have shut down instead of the government”, but all I could come up with was Hooters. — 1 — I love a good pen. These are what I’m writing … Continue reading

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What I read: September 2013

After having spent the preceding weeks committed to a long volume of Tolstoy, I decided to play the field during September, dabbling in a few genres. Memories of a Marriage I took a chance and checked a book out from … Continue reading

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Stay Focused: my guest post at

Dan at asked me to write some advice to catechists for his series of the same name. There was only one catch: I had to limit myself to 600 words! As always, there was a lot I wanted to … Continue reading

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Faith and Innovation Summit, October 4

Lest I be accused of burying the lede, let me begin by saying this is the story of how I was added to the speaking roster at an upcoming Faith and Innovation Summit. I have a friend named Sam. He’s … Continue reading

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Summer ends now;

Summer ends now; now, barbarous in beauty, the stooks rise Around; up above, what wind-walks! what lovely behaviour Of silk-sack clouds! has wilder, wilful-wavier Meal-drift moulded ever and melted across skies?I walk, I lift up, I lift up heart, eyes, … Continue reading


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The privilege of being heard

One of the first things I usually notice when volunteering at a food pantry or shelter is how eager the people are to talk. Many times the poverty of not having food and the poverty of not having shelter are … Continue reading

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What I read: August 2013

I’m almost ashamed I only have one book to report having finished this month, but it’s a big one. Anna Karenina There is not a font large enough to express my glee at this accomplishment. I FINISHED ANNA KARENINA! After … Continue reading

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7 things that made me happy this week

I’ve been trying to get a lot done this week, including practicing, paperwork, catching up on email, writing and running. Much to my surprise I found myself tired and a little stressed. So rather than a long, intellectual 7 Quick … Continue reading

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What I read: July 2013

Despite my high hopes for lots of travel reading (confession: I watched three hours of Call the Midwife on one of my flights when I should have been reading), I had but modest achievements this month. Here’s what I read. … Continue reading

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