A Resurrection Worth Singing About, Even in the Storm
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A Resurrection Worth Singing About, Even in the Storm

In the face of war, abuse, and sad throwing-up children, I believe in its happy ending Happy Easter, a few days late—or Merry Christmas might be more appropriate, given the wintery weather we’ve had here in the Upper Midwest the past few weeks. This newsletter is supposed to go out every Sunday, and I had…

Why I Whistle
Notes in Glass Bottles

Why I Whistle

In This Issue Notes: Why I Whistle · New Words: I Once Walked Around My House Upside-Down · In Other Words: Mary Oliver and the Opportunity Cost of Writing Poetry · News: Potting Up the Basil and Tomatoes · Postscript: Ditching School to Whistle Get “Notes in Glass Bottles” in your inbox every Sunday. NOTE Why I Whistle Maybe it’s an act of defiance, or maybe it’s just…

The Virtues of Remote Desert Islands in the Age of Noise
Notes in Glass Bottles

The Virtues of Remote Desert Islands in the Age of Noise

In this issue
The Virtues of Remote Desert Islands in the Age of Noise + Into the Desert Once Again + The best Christian prayer books (for beginners) + Krista Tippett interviews Kate DiCamillo + Live with OSV: Imaginative Prayer + New Resources for Imaginative Prayer + The Real Notes in Glass Bottles

Unmasked
Notes in Glass Bottles

Unmasked

This week, I walked into our local Kwik Trip convenience store without slipping on a mask for the first time in more than a year. It was a little anticlimactic, given how long we’ve waited for this day to come—everyone else in the store, similarly unmasked, went around buying bananas and milk and eggs and…

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