A Family Haggadah for a Christian Passover

Easter In The Time of Quarantine This is the strangest of Holy Weeks. My family and I spent Palm Sunday watching a live-stream service in our jammies, baking *terrible* communion bread, and playing Bible trivia on the tv.  Holy-Week-in-the-time-of-Coronavirus demands a new rhythm, and it imparts a strange kind of spiritual loneliness.  I sense it… Read More

RESOURCE: Repentance Songs: A Playlist for Lent

It won’t stop raining.  We keep our muddy boots in a barrel beside the door, next to a shelf of umbrellas and towels.  Every time we come in from the drizzle, we give the barrel the evil eye.  It always looks appropriately ashamed.

The Cost of Poetry

I should be writing.  The literary trifecta are in reach: laptop, coffee, Annie Dillard books.  But even so,  I can’t stop watching the breeze play with the steam off my coffee.  It’s mesmerizing, like a hands-on lava lamp.  Just as the sunlight catches the swirls, they vanish.  Diffused.  It’s normal and romantic, ethereal and earthy. … Read More