Monthly Archives: November 2016

“My theme for Advent this year is … listen”

Arlene Drennan of Iowa wrote to me and said this — “My theme for Advent this year is … listen” Read below her opening words which can be shared by a single voice, by two voices (each starting with alternating … Continue reading

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Advent gifts, from Aoteraroa

I begin Advent with gifts from Aotearoa – two of Heather Kelly’s Advent poems from Aotearoa and a photograph of the springtime there sent to me by Richard and Margaret Clayton. Consider the Sparrow Consider the sparrow, naked at birth; … Continue reading

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Improv on Charles Dickens … Advent was dead to begin with …

Rarely do I even think to post humor … but this Advent my own contributions to the blog will be my playing with gifts, old and new, that have been given to me by the rich heritage of story, carol … Continue reading

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Gratitude in Action

Originally posted on Life Beyond Books:
This is Thanksgiving week. Our favorite holiday. On Thursday afternoon, my partner Pam and I will gather with friends who have become family for us–expats, Ecuadorians, people from all over the globe. We’ll share…

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Thanksgiving Inventory, 2016

I am thankful the people missing from my Thanksgiving table were people I loved — not everyone has my lucky, lucky tears. I am thankful for a country where the least likable person could be elected president, but that many … Continue reading

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A Personal Testimony

Nathaniel Emens has shared his response and some of the memories that shaped it in the days following the United States national elections. How my experiences, history, and religious beliefs are drastically different then the Trump Style of beliefs. I … Continue reading

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The Shakespeare Reader and Other Christmas Tales

The Shakespeare Reader and Other Christmas Tales is my collection of holiday stories, with poignant and humorous Shakespearean connections. It’s most enjoyable and makes a great gift! (Or I am in trouble since I have given it to many people) … Continue reading

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