• Posts Tagged ‘book’

    shameless commerce division

    by  • September 20, 2012 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    On October 1, Keeping the Feast: Metaphors for the Meal will be in bookstores.I can’t believe it. Life, for me right now, is a flurry of activity. Perhaps the biggest learning curve is understanding the fine art of self-promotion. I am proud of the book and I want to get it to as many...

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    don’t write alone

    by  • August 29, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    In four months, this blog will be seven years old. One of the reasons I started keeping the blog was I wanted to be a writer. I had been writing for a long time — I even had a draft of a novel that was already several years old, but none of it had...

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    book review: god is not one

    by  • May 12, 2010 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    When it comes to faith, I started early. I was five years old when I walked down the aisle at Westbury Baptist Church in Houston, Texas and gave my heart to Jesus. I was the oldest son and namesake of a Southern Baptist preacher, the son of two parents who sang me to sleep...

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    lenten journal: re-reading our lives

    by  • March 19, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Today was the first day of the week that I have not had to go from school to the Duke restaurant. Instead, I came home to cook dinner. OK, first I took a basketball nap, meaning I dozed off watching first round games of the NCAA Men’s Tournament, and then I went grocery shopping,...

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    fast tuesday

    by  • February 17, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    It was somewhere in the middle of the day that I remembered today was Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, meaning tomorrow Lent begins. It feels more like Fast Tuesday: it got here quickly. I know part of the surprise for me is my work schedule keeps me from doing anything during the week...

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    lost another one

    by  • January 28, 2010 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    It’s been close to ten years since I taught high school English, and yet this week I’ve had two occasions to go back to the Reading List and two occasions to mention Robert Burns. Three nights ago, I wrote about Of Mice and Men, thanks to Burns’ Night. Now, just three nights later, I...

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    of mice and me

    by  • January 26, 2010 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Tonight is Burns’ Night. Two hundred and fifty one years ago, on this night, the Scottish poet Robert Burns was born. Though I have a wee bit o’ Scottish blood in me, I’ve never been an avid celebrator of the anniversary, which Garrison Keillor describes as an evening when, “They read Burns’ poems, sing...

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    advent journal: connected to change

    by  • November 30, 2009 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I woke, on this first day of Advent, knowing that the day was full, moving from church to work to writing (since my practice is to write everyday during the season), and hoping I could point my mind and heart in a direction that would give me something to say when I got home...

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    shameless commerce

    by  • June 6, 2009 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Last year I published a book through Lulu.com called Seven Summers at the Beach that included poetry and recipes from this blog as a way of saying goodbye and thank you for our years in Massachusetts. Lulu was hard to find and the shipping charges were outlandish. This week, however, Lulu informed me that...

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    time pieces

    by  • April 16, 2009 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    After walking through Lent to Easter, a journey in which time stretches out like a path leading us somewhere, I came across an interesting list yesterday of things that all happened on April 14, making time feel more like a totem or a sculpture where the different blocks are stacked one on top of...

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