Culture

October 01 2014

Hurt hurts

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"When I asked you how you were feeling, you said it was a high-pain day. But you looked to be having such a great time — talking, laughing, mingling with the group. So it just doesn't …

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September 30 2014

The Good Kind of Pain

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I woke up on Monday morning with intense pain in my upper back. “Honey,” I called to my husband before he left for work. “Do you think you could rub a little between my shoulder blades?” I …

Satan, free will and the center.

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It’s a story really. Words, places, events, characters - men and women, kings, queens and empires, heartache and triumph and you and me - true as the straightest line continuing beyond sight and forever and as …

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September 26 2014

Pavement

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I just stood there. I didn’t know what else to do. My face hummed with numbness. Every blink hurt. But my ears. The sounds flooded in, on top of each other; a distinct garble of …

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September 25 2014

the gift of ordinary time

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Like the moon orders the tides, the horizon draws seekers to the shore's edge each evening at sunset. The pull is magnetic and almost liturgical in its rhythm. From our vacation perch atop this tree-lined street, …

Trying to Fit the Shape of the World Into a Single Square

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Part I I grew up believing in a purposed world like an off green weekly pill box. Everything, in its right place foolish sans God (no meaning: no order) I lived in a different world, one where even with belief dragged, limp corpses across …

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