Discovering God and Belief in the Wake of a Storm

Ever feel like you’ve lost track of yourself? Like work has taken over? Me too. As great as the last few years have been getting published and getting out there, there’s also been the growing sense of, “Damn –  where’s my vision?” So, after giving a workshop…

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Believing in God in All Shapes and Sizes

I thought I’d long ago gotten past believing in some sort of external “God.” (And by God I mean the anthropomorphized image of a guy in a beard and white robes meting out judgment based in rules of obviously human making.) And then, there I was, sitting…

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August Osage County: The Fall of Woman

Holy Hannah. Can you spell d-y-s-f-u-n-c-t-i-o-n and m-i-s-e-r-y? I want to think the main characters in August: Osage County are just cinematic creations—the vitriolic pill-popping Violet and her three daughters—tight-jawed, unforgiving Barbara, quietly wounded, faithful Ivy, New Age escapist Karen. But no. The film induced too many…

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