Beloved Brothers

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I have long recognized that crossing over a border, be it between Georgia and Florida, or Germany and Switzerland, meant that I was going to happen up a people of a different sort.  While it is true that people are people wherever you go, the manifestation of their peopleness is shaped by many things — [Read More...]

The Poet Incarnate

My visit in Marshall, Texas

I tried to find him, asked everyone I came across: Do you know the name of the doctor? The doctor who had operated on my dad in the battlefield. No one knew. The doctor had been a young man, the father of small boys, when he was drafted, and shipped off to Vietnam. They handed [Read More...]

Keeping the Swarm

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They say it often, and it is true, there is no miracle like that of a new birth. You have joined with us in praying for such a miracle ever since Mama learned she was dying. Thank you for your prayers uttered on our behalf. The doctors weren’t sure Mama would make it. It’s a fast-growing [Read More...]


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