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Thanks to Independent Booksellers! Invite me to do a workshop and patronize them!!!

Here I am bringing books to “A Little Something” a shop in South Berwick, Maine. I celebrate Independent stores in my area already offering Christmas Eve at the Epsom Circle McDonald’s and Other Poems. They include A Little Something, in … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Supply Chain

Jesus, our divine companion,hear my prayer,biased as daughter of a truck driver,for all of those who complainabout the supply chainaffecting their Christmas spendingas if there were a machine to be repaired by allowingtwenty-four-hour workdaysand the suspension ofsafe weight limits on … Continue reading

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Interview with an intercessor

Their saint day is October 28, but the poem was coming for me today. Who would have thought … me a saint?Jesus’ kid brother,not like James … good deedspastor in Jerusalem,in your face with Paul of Tarsus,but the younger brother,the … Continue reading

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International Observe the Moon Night, October 16, 2021

We will see the waxing gibbous moon tonight,and gibbous means anythingmore than half-lighted but less than full,which is, more or less,in more and less terms, how I live my life. Near the quarter moon phasesthere is more detail visible at … Continue reading

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Prayer for Kongsberg, Norway, after the bow killing

God who set your bow in the sky for peace,we pray for all Kongsberg,city born in the deep of mining,bright with its silver, now bright with everyone’s tears. We pray regret of the lost possibilities of those who have died,tenderness with those … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve at the Epsom Circle McDonald’s — new readings and workshops

I am excited to share the first anniversary of my seasonal book, Christmas Eve at the Epsom Circle McDonald’s and Other Poems, now in distribution worldwide. This book of poetry for Advent and Christmas and the tail end of the … Continue reading

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Mark 10, the whole chapter, abbreviated … Love, not like Hallmark

(Those who are following the Revised Common Lectionary may be spending October with Job or October with Mark. Here’s the short-short version of the whole chapter of our fast-talker Mark.) Mark talking Jesus talking loveis not nearlyas sweet or meme-able … Continue reading

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Guest post — for Indigenous People’s Day, Nancy Arthur Best, Golden Feather Woman

(I am glad to share two poems by Nancy Arthur Best, Mohawk, Golden Feather Woman, First Nations Canadian, for this US holiday and for the Canadian Thanksgiving) Prayer to Begin the Day O Sacred Spirit, I ask that your joy … Continue reading

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Paying Respects

A rank of motorcycles, mostly Harleys,lines the cemetery path.Tongues of October mistlick the chromeand curl damp and ghostinto the bonesof the living. Bikers in black leather prayer,and pants and vests,and beautiful fringed glovesremoved from  theirbeautiful hands,stand before the oak casketdraped … Continue reading

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Prayer for Timberview High School, Mansfield, Texas

Holy One, called more often “Teacher”than any other name,we pray for all of those affectedby the school shootingat Timberview High School …which is every single student,every teacher, every relative,alumni, neighbors, administrators of all high schools,students of all high schools,college students … Continue reading

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