re-learning how to read?
It would be so convenient if all that neighborliness required was knowing names and offering polite smiles. Yet, as the Boston Globe reported and may others have observed, modern American culture is not one for knowing, let alone being neighborly to, those near us. With many traditional community … [Read More...]
When Laurus dies, his body lies beside his little hermitage. It gives off the scent of pine cone like an incense. Finally, after reposing in the woods for some time, writes Eugene Vodolazkin, "On August 8, in the year 7028 since the Creation of the world and the year 1520 since Christ's birth...they … [Read More...]
“Let us be silent in order to hear the whispers of God” - Ralph Waldo Emerson I am odd. I might as well tell you this at the outset. Sooner or later - probably sooner - you would discover it on your own. I do odd things. I'm that person with her whole head in the rose bushes at the Botanical … [Read More...]
The Moment in Race Relations That Keeps Repeating Itself In this essay from Church Life Journal, Angela Alaimo O’Donnell includes an excerpt from her forthcoming book, Radical Ambivalence: Race in Flannery O’Connor, in reaction to the racially motivated killing of Ahmaud Arbery in O’Connor’s native … [Read More...]
This is the second part of a series of essays. Read the first part here - Poetry beyond the Closed Room. Nobel-Laureate poet Octavio Paz wrote, “Poetry is the antidote to technology and the market. What poetry’s function might be, in our time and in the time to come, is reduced to this. Nothing … [Read More...]