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A Few Ends

I thought I’d share a few snippets of what I’ve been working on so y’all don’t think I’ve totally neglected writing. I hope you find a line or a phrase or a word or a meter that you appreciate. One … Continue reading

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The Master & The Blueberries

My sister is a Master Blueberry Picker. Two summers ago, I sat in the sand with Maggie and her son, and we picked almost as many blueberries as we ate. The company was wonderful, the fellowship tender. We spoke of … Continue reading

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The Tangled Sweater

This is a story about a girl who may or may not bear any resemblance to me. Let’s call her Shhhhhhara. Yeah. Shara. On Friday, Shara was driving home from work, singing at the top of her lungs to the … Continue reading

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The Quotable Floyd, part VI

I can’t tell you how much I love quoting Floyd. He’s witty. He’s real. He’s wise. And often, he’s witty, real, and wise all at once. This semester, we featured the music of British organist, choral director, and composer, Paul … Continue reading

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The Harmony of Heaven and Earth

One week. We are one week away. Next week, Saturday evening, the Marquette Choral Society will be performing the World Premiere of The Harmony of Heaven and Earth, featuring British composer Paul Ayres. This three-movement piece was commissioned on the … Continue reading

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Distant

“You’re distant, Sarah,” he said. “Hauntingly distant.” I answered, I questioned, I answered, “I am.” How can I not be after the week I’ve had? The year I’ve had. The life I’ve had. And I’m so angry; I’m not even … Continue reading

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Counten Hands & God’s Voice

For the last week, I’ve been listening to a worship cd from 1988. It was my favorite as a child (more on that some other time), and it still resonates the strings of my spirit. One of  the songs tells … Continue reading

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