Archive for July 2015

A Subtle But Important Distinction

A man I respect immensely — kind, caring, smart, funny and filled with the sort of humility that’s truly inspiring — told me a story yesterday that I want to share with you. It’s not really his story any more than it’s mine, but it is the sort of story that holds such wonderful wisdom…

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My Bookish Ways

What fun it was being interviewed for the wonderful book site: My Bookish Ways! Here’s the first question: Congrats on the new book! Will you tell us a bit about Against a Darkening Sky and what inspired you to write it? Thanks so much. Against a Darkening Sky is set in the 7th century –…

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Serving the World

“We cannot, of course, save the world, because we do not have authority over its parts. We can serve the world though. This is everyone’s calling; to lead a life that helps.” – Barry Lopez I came across this quote from writer Barry Lopez yesterday and it feels especially appropriate given how sharp and jagged…

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Letting My Feet Follow My Pen

As though the murder of nine people in the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church June 17, 2015 in Charleston wasn’t horrifying enough, since then a number of black churches in the south have burned down. While it’s possible not all of them were the result of domestic, racist-based terrorism, if even one was, that’s one…

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