Category Archives: About Me

happy deathday william shakespeare

“Shakespeare knew everything” –Vincent, Beauty and the Beast Shakespeare died 400 years ago today. So… Seems like I ought to write something. I am, after all, one of those people who would claim that Shakespeare is simply the best writer in the English … Continue reading

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happy birthday beverly cleary

I read an article a few weeks ago about Beverly Cleary turning 100, and it caught my fancy. We celebrate authors’ 100th birthdays, and 200th birthdays, and 500th birthdays (Shakespeare!), but how fun to celebrate an author’s 100th birthday and … Continue reading

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where to begin?

A week ago (was it just a week ago?!?), I led a joy-filled and noisy “Review-of-the-Year” service of scripture and hymns while my colleague was on vacation. We did it on Advent 1 instead of Christ the King because we … Continue reading

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catching up

I think November won, but here are some quick thoughts to fill out the month. Also a photo: The kids wanted to “dress up” for Advent 1, even dress shoes. Day 30: what do you like to do to celebrate … Continue reading

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3 days later

Today I got up at 4 to grade papers. Then I taught from 8-12. I had lunch with a friend, went to the church to work on the newsletter and bulletin, and went to another friend’s house for salad and … Continue reading

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coffee date

Coffee with a young friend at a hip coffee joint where they make patterns with the foam. A far-reaching conversation about life and death and friends and two literature people reaching to teach expository writing and feeling alone (should’ve had … Continue reading

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rising strong

People like MaryAnn have been writing about Brené Brown’s newest book, Rising Strong. In it, she asks, “do you think people are doing the best they can with the tools they have?” She says there are two distinct answers, a resounding absolutely … Continue reading

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