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Category Archives: Placeless

Another Verse for Teachers

O teachers! my teachers! your fearful year’s begun.

The Queer Christian (?) Book™

There is the queer Christian story. And then there are the rest of us.

Harry Potter and the Humanist Podcast

If I really believe that the Bible was inspired by the creator of the universe, it should be much easier to find that trust than it is with a series of young adult fantasy novels finished a decade ago.

A Thousand Points of Light? When National Service Isn’t in the Budget

Taken as a whole, AmeriCorps VISTA is the lifeblood of nonprofit social service programs in this country, utilizing the interest and availability of young people for the greater good.

Sorry, Mary Oliver

The last thing I want to read about is another long and beautiful and solitary walk.

Our Old Pup (and Other Pets)

She waddles so slowly and aimlessly on evening walks that it feels like you’re tricking her into moving forward. I swear her body’s just gotten doughier and wider while her head has stayed the same size.

Sermon of the Aspens

Sermon of the Aspens

by | Jul 31, 2018

I like to term myself “religious but not spiritual.” I enjoy the trappings and rituals of church: the hymns, taking communion, post-service cookies (especially the cookies).

I Know All About You

I Know All About You

Which poison: a lifetime spent seeing flashy landmarks, never staying put, or a lifetime getting lost in one place?

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

Not only did this miscreant have the gall to stop far too distant from the proper spot, he had the utter audacity to hesitate and linger when the blessed green light at last showered itself onto us lowly plebeians.

Hush, Little Bird

Hush, Little Bird

Her voice was not strong. But it was powerful in softness, clear in tone. After dozens of services hearing her struggle with melody, she sang in perfect harmony.