January 26, 2021

Literature for Lunch

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Recently I overheard my neighbors arguing about reopening our dining room for communal meals. Not only has COVID suspended our open Saturday dinners; we don’t even have lunch together anymore.

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December 14, 2020

And When They Saw the Star

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Platte Clove community folklore tells of two hikers lost in the Catskills, who saw the sturdy Moravian star hanging at the tip of the gabled roof on our main building. They followed the star back to civilization, narrowly escaping hypothermia. If I...

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November 10, 2020

A Lift Up the Stairs of Perfection

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Therese Martin expressed her wish to be a saint as prosaically as I would express my wish to publish a book. She uses such a relatable analogy in The Story of a Soul that every time I walk up the eighty-nine concrete steps to my house, I smile...

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June 11, 2018

Collector of Poetry, Even in Heaven: A Letter to My Grandmother

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Now that you live with Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Edna St. Vincent Millay, TS Eliot, and all the others you can get yourself a huge poetry collection even better than the one you had here on earth, which is hard to imagine. I can’t wait...

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