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March 15, 2018
Haunted by Phantom Limbs
One such patient, under my care, describes how he must “wake up” his phantom in...
August 01, 2017
Our Lady of Czestochowa
Before a metastasizing cancer had fully whittled away her quality of life, my mother left...
June 08, 2017
Thine is the Transkingdom
Jasmine Temple, laboratory technician at New York University Lagone Medical Center, Institute for Systems Genetics,...
April 21, 2016
Flying into Fear, Part 2
Read Part 1 here. My fear of flying made every flight I took an exhausting...
March 25, 2016
Poetry Friday: “Divine Wrath” by Adélia Prado
Multiple members of my family live with chronic pain, which is why I’m always arrested...
March 18, 2016
Dancing on the Way to Prison
By John Bryant I’m standing in a circle with thirty singing and swaying old men...
October 14, 2015
Driving the Dark Roads
The other day I got an email from a high-school boyfriend, which drove me headlong...
September 21, 2015
Let Me Die Like This
When I die, Lord, let me go in a plane crash, spiraling down, earthward, earthward,...
August 28, 2015
When It Comes to Love, We’re
By Jeffrey Overstreet During a lecture last March , I spoke fondly of a friend...
July 09, 2015
Art on Fire: The Life and Work of Melissa Weinman, Part 2
By Richard Cole Continued from yesterday. When Weinman completed her fellowship in Europe, she came...
June 15, 2015
His Murderer and His Keeper
Some days I can’t remember: Am I Abel or Cain? Blackberry soda in the afternoon...
May 29, 2015
By Jessica Mesman Griffith My best friend died suddenly almost two years ago. She’d lived...
May 22, 2015
The Two Lists
Seven-year old Isaiah found a small desk in the back of our garage and claimed...
May 18, 2015
In the Marrow of Depression and Anxiety
By the time you read this, I’ll be feeling much better. Therapy will have commenced,...
May 08, 2015
Sugar, Sugar, Part 2: May 8, 2015
Continued from yesterday. When the editors of Good Letters first asked if they could rerun...
May 07, 2015
Sugar, Sugar, Part 1: June 10, 2011
I’ve written before about my father’s alcoholism. From my adolescence until his death, I spent...
April 23, 2015
By Dyana Herron When well, it’s easy to forget how utterly miserable it feels to...
March 25, 2015
Monasticism in Lockdown America, Part 6: Icons
The jail staff asked if I would meet with some of the guys in the...
March 23, 2015
The Healing Art: Doctors Prescribing Poems
My hematologist, who has monitored my leukemia for the past ten years, copied me into...
February 23, 2015
The Tenth Leper
Guest post by Kelly Foster If you grow up in the South, you learn to...
February 13, 2015
Monasticism In Lockdown America, Part 5: Holy Elders
With their white beards and deep lines in their faces, the older men stand out...
January 12, 2015
Monasticism In Lockdown America, Part 4: Asceticism
Today’s post continues a monthly series on my experiences introducing monastic practices to those I...
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,”...
January 05, 2015
#BlackLivesMatter to Poets
Poets are rising to the cause, hands raised ("Don't shoot!") but hands also holding pencils...
October 14, 2014
The Iron Cross: 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...
October 13, 2014
The Iron Cross: An Observation from the Way of Saint James, Part 1
I didn’t know Julia well. The first time I saw her, she was sitting at...
June 06, 2014
A Jew Prays in Venice, Part 2
Continued from yesterday. On the pleasant train ride from Florence to Venice, my wife Laurie...
December 20, 2013
A few years ago, I learned about a church—an Evangelical Free Church—that holds an annual...
October 04, 2013
Sarah Masen: The Trying Mark, Part 2
Guest Post By Angela Doll Carlson In yesterday’s interview with Sarah Masen, we chatted about...
July 31, 2013
Cutting Away the Noise
Fifteen years ago, there was no end to the noise. It took a cutting to...
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