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    lenten journal: mosaic

    by  • March 17, 2015 • friends, lenten journal, poetry • 3 Comments

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    the words are falling out in twos and threes tonight . . . a trickle of thought and thankfulness trying to keep a promise: I said I would meet you here, and bring a word: mosaic: diverse pieces forming a more or less coherent whole. Start with the shiny shards of my day: the...

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    advent journal: without

    by  • December 17, 2014 • advent journal, friends, grief, love • 3 Comments

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    One of my favorite Pierce Pettis songs begins, “The presence of your absence follows me.” The song has played in the background of my week because tomorrow, December 18, will mark five years since my dear friend David Gentiles died. I could say many things about David, but maybe this will give you an...

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    peregrino

    by  • June 8, 2014 • Camino, durham, friends, home • 1 Comment

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    the scallop shell was still swinging from the side of my backpack as I walked from home to our coffee shop to drop off cookies and write still a pilgrim I suppose this time in my own town broken sidewalks instead of trails sites made sacred by our stacks of stones and stories the...

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    waffle night

    by  • March 3, 2014 • food, friends, home • 4 Comments

    For Valentine’s Day, Ginger gave me a waffle iron. Actually, she gave me a replacement waffle iron. She gave me one several years ago that I wore out making waffles when I worked at the restaurant at Duke and I wanted to put chicken and waffles on the menu. One of our friends suggested...

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