We rarely know the pain and suffering that envelops the people closest to us. In this loving tribute, the poetic structure of an Auden poem serves as a frame to remember a neighbor who loved dogs but couldn't hang onto life.
It’s fall and things are dying. What least productive practices and mindsets are you working on shedding?
What is the autobiography of your voice? An invitation to write the story of your voice and allow yourself to be surprised.
This week provided some sage words on writing from Parker Palmer, a photo essay on "thin places" that take our breath away, a marvelous TED talk from a Nigerian writer, and a picture of the cosmos that stirs our origins.
The Quaker elder offers this poetic reminder on trusting that the writing process itself will help you dig into your bafflement.
A recap of our favorite bits of curiosity from this week, including epistolary correspondence, Krista re-entering the Twitter fray, and a revival post. And a whole lot more!
During these days sacred to both Christians and Jews, a reflection on making space for recreating staid narratives and the new ones we all write together.