This winter’s unusual length and ferocity have forced me into a week-long reckoning with my entire literate life. No, I’m not on a spiritual retreat; this reckoning is material–full of the stuff of life. An ice dam on the roof in December sent water cascading down my study wall and bowed the ceiling. The [...]
If there’s anyone left in the world who hasn’t yet been introduced to the brooding eagles 80 feet up in a cottonwood tree near the Decorah, Iowa, fish hatchery, here is the Raptor Resource Center’s 24/7 live video feed. If you have read my posted cardinal essay, you know how easily I [...]
I’ve had a couple of requests to make the banner photos bigger or deeper or slower to change. Their size is a function of the template on which the website is constructed, so I can’t alter them without shifting other aspects of the page. Anyway, I like the way they work as teasers. I [...]
This quotation from the Reverend Henry Ward Beecher arrived in my mail yesterday, in The Presbyterian Heritage newsletter. It certainly sounds Protestant, and it suits my Midwestern upbringing by Depression-era parents as well. How do you shake free of a legacy like this? Or do you just work with it?
“The bread which we [...]