In Which I Reveal Who I’m Voting For

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Who am I voting for? I'll tell you. But in a rather roundabout way.I have to begin by telling you about Image, the journal about the arts and religion that has changed and enriched my life in ways too great to measure.In the new issue of Image, there's an interview with Marilynne Robinson that is so inspiring I find myself slowing down and reading small pieces of it again and again.I'll share an excerpt, but proceed with caution. Marilynne Robinson is one of those writers who, as one … [Read more...]

Happy 20th Birthday to a Great American Movie

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Maybe you remember these lines. "My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him, all good things — trout as well as eternal salvation — come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy." I love these lines. I love this book. I love the first page of this book as much as the first page of anything, I think.And I love this film, which is radiant with love: Robert Redford's love of Montana and Norman Maclean, and Norman Maclean's love of the nat … [Read more...]


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