Monthly Archives: September 2014

Quote 4: Ted Kooser

“The Industrial Revolution did not reach imaginative writing until recently, and today black clouds of soot belch from the smokestacks over the creative writing schools. Poems get manufactured and piled on the loading docks where many of them rot for lack of transport. Wouldn’t we all be better off if there wasn’t such an emphasis on productivity? “At a party,

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Spring. i

That day, Abraham W turned sixty-three. His son, Elijah, calls him the night before so that he and his wife and his son, Joseph, can sing him happy birthday. He also calls to ask him what he wants for his birthday. Abraham tells him that all he really wants to do is spend time with the family. Alright, how about

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“The New Monasticism Gets Older” by Greg Peters

The New Monasticism Gets Older Amen, brother! Amen! Amen! Amen! If anyone would like to understand why the Protestant church needs monasticism – or why someone would even perceive the need – here it is. The only part I disagree with, is that monastic and married are antonyms. The root word of monastic is Greek for “alone” or “single.” Why,

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