The Geography of Memory

I had the privilege of hearing Jeanne Murray Walker read several times from her memoir-in-progress, The Geography of Memory, while I was a graduate student in the M.F.A. program at Seattle Pacific University (in which Walker is one of the poetry mentors). The book examines both family history and personal memory alongside the story of Walker’s [Read More...]

Why Millennials Long for Liturgy

An interesting take on the millennial generation’s burgeoning interest in liturgical workshop over at The American Conservative: Yet all three say the high church has presented them with a sense of community they would not have experienced otherwise. For Gingerich, the seasons of feasting and fasting taught him to suffer and celebrate with the church [Read More...]

What The Internet Can’t Do

Over at Image’s Good Letters blog, Stuart Scadron-Wattles is reflecting on the value of curation in our info-saturated world: In other words, I get to read what I already have read. Amazon gets to sell me something, and—assuming I repeatedly click the right button, my reading life begins to resemble life in these American suburbs: safe, [Read More...]

Transitions, In Life – and Writing

Over at The High Calling, Karen Swallow Prior writes about transitions - in life, and in writing: The lack of proper connections is, I’ve been noticing lately, the root of all kinds of trouble. Weak or missing transitions account for the greatest problem in the writing of my advanced students. One paper in particular comes to mind. [Read More...]


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