Monthly Archives: November 2006

tilt of the sun

As I left the hospital Monday afternoon I was surprised to see that night had fallen while I’d been visiting. I was struck by the thick darkness which shrouded the earth. Walking to my car in the unfamiliar parking lot … Continue reading

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thorns and thanksgiving

The American myth of Thanksgiving is one of religious freedom, peace, and prosperity. On the eve of Thanksgiving, the news brings stories of a polygamist on trial in Utah, airlines pulling folk for being “Muslim while flying”, and the countdown … Continue reading

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safe nursing zones

Proving that truth is stranger than fiction, MSNBC publicized the plight of a young mom from Santa Fe who was kicked off an airplane last month for breastfeeding her child. The woman was nursing the baby by the window with … Continue reading

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homecoming

We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been — a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. This year has been filled for me with glimpses … Continue reading

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lawn signs

After two glasses of wine last night I went to bed, unpersuaded that the wind could move. When I awoke this morning, it was to the news that my yard signs matched the election results. I don’t honestly know if … Continue reading

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wherein my hope is found

My tree was radiant last Thursday, today its leaves are more brittle and a burnt shade of orange. Next week I suspect they will have become a carpet. This is September weather in Michigan, and I continue to revel in … Continue reading

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