Spring: Lessons in Faith

As storm after storm blanketed us with foot after foot of snow, As I dumped epsom salts into a hot bath to soothe shovel-sore muscles, As I ordered slightly irregular wool tights off the internet, As tracked-in slush and salt and sand discolored the floor tiles, As water drip-drip-dripped from the crack in my kitchen ceiling, […]

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Dealing with Stress

Due to some discord in my community, I’ve been feeling a great deal of emotional stress lately. It kind of sucks, but it’s also provided me a chance to recognize some of the ways in which I manage stress. These are my instructions to myself, and I thought some of you might find them helpful, too. […]

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Classics Spin #9

I’m probably crazy for participating this time around with all of the other books I’ve got on deck, but I just can’t resist a Classics Spin. My Spin List, gleaned from my Cavalcade of Classics: 1. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville 2. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 3. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 4. Mrs. […]

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Bookends: March 2015

I had this big April Fools plan to intersperse some fake titles and authors in among the titles I actually read in March, but then my son spent last night upchucking hourly and my creativity flew the coop. So despite today’s date, I’m playing it straight (even the Herodotus). Here’s what I read in March:

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