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March 26, 2018
and My Superego Nightmare
I watched Black Mirror’s “Crocodile” episode feeling as if writer/creator Charlie Brooker had gotten into...
June 13, 2016
Eden at the Indy 500
I managed to live in Indiana for forty years before visiting the Indianapolis 500. A...
April 08, 2016
Poetry Friday: “Smokers, Sunday Morning, 1975” by Bobby C. Rogers
This poem seems at first to be a straight-forward narrative: a childhood recollection of the...
April 07, 2016
Imitating the Saints
St. Therese once wished aloud that her own mother would die. When her mother scolded...
March 10, 2016
Praying the Rosary
By Laura Bramon My first rosary is invisible: a string of children’s voices ricocheting off...
February 29, 2016
Love Your Enemies for Lent
Another campaign season is upon us with a vengeance. Actually it's campaign seasons—since the U.S....
December 30, 2015
Scoliosis and the Statue of St. Francis
During a windstorm, our wooden statue of St. Francis is knocked over. I lean him...
November 13, 2015
Poetry Friday: “Mixed Company” by Brett Foster
Each Friday at Good Letters we feature a poem from the pages of Image, selected and...
October 27, 2015
Trauma’s Not a Sin
Recently I ran across the following sentences in a status update and, in short, wanted...
August 03, 2015
Original Sin and the Warp Effect
One of the great writers—to my recollection, Flannery O’Connor—said something to the effect that everything...
March 20, 2015
My Only Begotten Sin
Because I remain restless and impatient even in middle age, I am often only halfway...
March 11, 2013
The Preacher’s Kid Returns
My sister my brother and I are right now, from three separate states, trying to...
February 20, 2013
I once saw a girl beaned in the head with a Bible. Her attacker was...
December 27, 2012
The State of Things to Come
With relation to time, Walker Percy once compared the present to the tape head on...
December 17, 2012
God Help Me
Center-frayed I begin to ponder—in the way one probes an aching tooth with the tongue—whether...
December 16, 2012
The Christmas I Sat Next to a Sex Offender
Last year my husband and I celebrated our first Christmas with our infant daughter. She...
September 27, 2012
We Should Raze But Not Erase Evil
The arrival of so many small children at the tiny train station at Hattenheim could...
July 02, 2012
My Kingdom Come
“For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall...
June 18, 2012
Ray Bradbury Lives Forever
Guest Post On Labor Day weekend in 1932, a twelve year-old boy from Waukegan, Illinois,...
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