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The Church

Anne Lamott talks of being a Sunday school teacher at a failing church. The context for this description seems to be, or at least include, the fact of low prayer turnout.  She talked on Rainn Read more…

The Flatulence

In the house of my youth, flatulence did not exist.  Farts. The natural biological process of releasing gas from the body was a source of embarrassment, shame. Farts were not heard or acknowledged. The bathroom Read more…

The Parachute

The decisive moment of truth came while I was freefalling toward Earth at 120 miles per hour and my parachute was not opening. I was 23 years old and had, perhaps flippantly, answered my mother’s Read more…

Fathers & Songs

On the eve of Father’s Day, I went to sleep thinking of how my dad used to sing to me when I was a young boy. The one song I remember him singing, that I Read more…

Cataracts

We crossed the imaginary line into panhandle Texas, having rolled down from the peaks of Colorado and dogearred the corner of New Mexico, almost immediately a story of Texas being written across our windshield,  our Read more…

The Landline

I am of the last generation to experience childhood in the pre-Internet, pre-cell phone era of human existence.  Let’s think about that. All the what and who and years that came before. Uncountable and unfathomable, Read more…

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