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Dear Winn -13 February 2017

Dear Winn: Its been a while, huh? Its not that I haven’t wanted to write, because I have. Its more that, as the psalmist says, “I have come into deep waters.” Where I am in my season of life, a … Continue reading

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No Room

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock Big America, Big America, let me come in.        No. We are not blind.      You might be a wolf in the      only clothes on your back      sent to … Continue reading

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Before The World Wakes

In the first light when birds stir I begin a poem in praise of myself. Their singing provides extra bravado which is quite necessary to tell of how it is to be sweetly alive. This morning its an aria, some … Continue reading

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Like Always

This is my body bones brittler than a decade ago eyes dependent to glass distances middle thickening against my please mind content to mine yesterdays. But my heart still breaks then mends breaks then mends like always.  

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I AM RESOLVED

I’ve zero interest in being a red letter christian or a common good christian or whatever other bastardization some feel crucial to crossfit the old faith, tone it hard for our dark new world. If the over articulate is the … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Meditation, 2016

As long as we’ve been a part of our local Lutheran congregation, a fundamental facet of our Christmas Eve service has always been communion. Always. And it was again last night. For almost forty-five minutes we were swept up in … Continue reading

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Dear Winn – 8 December 2016

Dear Winn: Its a little before 6am here, and its 3°. Most of my younger life I dreamed of, as that line from Harry Nilsson’s song so pointedly put it, “going where the weather suits my clothes.” Now, here in … Continue reading

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