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A Spirituality of Pruning
Also in this issue: In Other Words: Martha, Martha; Bishop Barron: Breaking Through the Buffered Self · News: Writing News; No Shortage of People in Need; Bike Saga, Part 2 · Postscript: A Midsummer Garden
I Want to Thank the Kid Who Stole My Bike
A kid stole my bike out of my garage last week. On the upside, while the thief took my bike, he didn’t leave me entirely empty-handed. Over the past few days, I’ve been making an accounting, and here’s what I figure he added to my inventory.
About Those Kids Who Crashed Our Neighborhood Potluck
In this issue: About Those Kids Who Crashed Our Neighborhood Potluck · Bishop Daniel Flores on Guns and Despair · A New Family in Huff House · My Soundtrack This Week
What I Hear When I Go Birding by Ear
In this issue: Birding By Ear · Robin Wall Kimmerer: Science Needs More Wisdom, Not More Data · Why I Was MIA Last Week; CW Website Update · Mourning Doves & Engineers
Looking for Mariwood
In this issue: Maybe the past isn’t as lost to us as we think · The World Needs More Hypocrites (Starting with You) · Killing the Monster · The Bizarre Concrete Vision of Fred Smith
Is There a Job Title for What I Do?
In this issue: Is There a Job Title for What I Do? · The Blackfoot Confederacy and Me · Because the World Needs a Poem about Shoveling · 1980s Nuclear Apocalypse Movies Should Finally Spur Us to Ban Nuclear Weapons
Maybe Washing Dishes Was the Most Important Work We Did
In this issue: Maybe Washing Dishes Was the Most Important Work We Did · The Liturgists Put a New Spin on Ecclesiastes · What I’m Working On · A Meditation on Standing Still
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…
So, Christ Was Murdered in Ukraine. And What Am I Supposed to Do with That?
In this issue: Christ Was Murdered in Ukraine · The Taming of the Mississippi · Micarah Tewers Makes a Dress from a Couch · Putting Down the Dog & Soaking Seeds · Benjamin Franklin’s Phonetic Alphabet