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October 13, 2015
Lucia Berlin: A Master of Catholic Fiction, Part 2
By Jenny Shank Continued from yesterday. Catholic imagery appears throughout Lucia Berlin’s A Manual for...
October 12, 2015
Lucia Berlin: A Master of Catholic Fiction, Part 1
By Jenny Shank In September, Lucia Berlin’s posthumous collection of selected short stories A Manual for...
October 07, 2015
Life-Saving Moments of Art
In August, the musical duo Alright Alright, composed of husband and wife Seth and China...
September 18, 2015
At five a.m. this morning, my husband woke me while taking money from my wallet...
September 17, 2015
I Found Him at Subway
By John Bryant I found him at Subway, an old man in a brown jacket,...
September 15, 2015
Dancing with Zoe
By Tali Rose Treece Every day as I walked to school I saw them through...
September 11, 2015
By Shannon Huffman Polson I’d just put my two young sons to bed when I...
September 04, 2015
For the Newlyweds
May you have the courage to let go of everything you know about yourselves—everything you...
August 28, 2015
When It Comes to Love, We’re
By Jeffrey Overstreet During a lecture last March , I spoke fondly of a friend...
August 21, 2015
By Dyana Herron Over the past couple of months, facing two family crises that impact...
July 14, 2015
Beauty, Christian Love, and Gay Marriage
Justice Anthony Kennedy, in the recent Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, wrote the following...
July 02, 2015
Dancing for My Life, Part 2
Continued from yesterday. Traditional dance is, by modern standards, inherently misogynistic. The man leads, in...
July 01, 2015
Dancing for My Life, Part 1
“ONE two three, LONG short short—don’t step on her!” Gulya is my dance instructor. She’s...
March 17, 2015
Cristin slammed the kitchen door behind her when she came home from work a few...
March 16, 2015
Grace and the Incomplete Flush
Almost two years ago my husband and I bought a condo in a cool old...
March 13, 2015
Receiving “What Is”
With gratitude and apologies to Peter Cole I would like to share this poem with...
March 11, 2015
“A Pair of Silk Stockings” and Other Frivolous Pleasures of Mothers
After a harrowing weekend of yelling at my children, I decided I needed to take...
February 27, 2015
Mama and The Help
In memory of my mother “How come we don’t have a maid?” I asked my...
February 26, 2015
The Courage of Men
By Suzanne M. Wolfe Twenty one men dressed in orange jump-suits are kneeling in a...
February 12, 2015
All I saw of the deer at first was the eye: domed, amber and pellucid,...
February 05, 2015
Cutting the Cord: An Observation from The Way of Saint James, Part 2
Continued from yesterday. The Way of Saint James—El Camino de Santiago—is a pilgrimage that began...
February 04, 2015
Cutting the Cord: An Observation from The Way of Saint James, Part 1
Sean was not an easy child to raise. My husband and I became his parents...
February 03, 2015
The Power of Twelve
You won’t want to do it, but I’ll ask just the same: imagine being twelve...
January 20, 2015
The Birmingham Project
I was looking into the eyes of a black girl around thirteen years old. She...
January 15, 2015
Breaking Up with My Job
Last week, I left the job where I have worked for the past seven-and-three-quarter years....
January 08, 2015
Girl Meets God in the Classroom, Part 2
Continued from yesterday. On the first day of my class “Spiritual Autobiographies: Theirs and Ours,”...
December 22, 2014
If you live long enough in a place, people will start to die there, but...
December 17, 2014
In Defense of Fruitcake
At some point or another, every Christmas celebrant in America has to draw lines in...
December 05, 2014
A Cup of Kindness
I didn’t think I’d make it through that Tuesday. There I was, sitting in my...
November 28, 2014
Elsa Blue and Frozen Power
For Chad Thomas Johnston Along with Kermit green, Barbie pink and—Lord have mercy—SpongeBob yellow, we...
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