Family

February 24 2014

Sing Us A Song

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  The walls are lined with pink upholstered chairs but few of us are sitting. We've circled around a shared past on one end of the room, refusing to admit that our feet are sore from …

Culture

February 21 2014

Inhabiting Fear

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I did not know terror until May 10, 2013. On that day, I ran, as usual, under the highway, along the path and to the north. I had logged many miles on this route. I had …

Church

February 20 2014

Faith, Poetry and Funk

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  Gregory of Nazianzus, a Church Father considered one of our finest theologians of the Trinity, could only, in the end, turn to poetry in his attempts to say something (something short of heresy but something …

Living at the end of the world

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This past January there was an earthquake here in Southern California and before I was even awake, I had bolted out of bed and taken cover in the doorway--my bodily reaction over-riding all else. I'd …

Family

February 20 2014

Night Terrors

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After four kidlets, we finally reached the point last year where they were all sleeping through the night, at least mostly. Before that, there would be a few nights in a row that would give …

Culture

February 19 2014

Finding A New Pace

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We forged up the hill quickly, our conversation impeded by my labored breathing. We were climbing too fast but I’m not one to slow down. I go until I have to stop, then I go …

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