Reading David Harwell’s “community biography” of Walker Percy (Walker Percy Remembered), and the introduction begins: Many people cried when they talked to me about Walker Percy. This was a bit surprising at first. When I set out to fill in some of the gaps in the Percy story, I…
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A preacher? Really? One of my UPS co-workers got a little curious the other day, curious about where I’d come from and what I used to do before loading…
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—a dream whose content I remembered upon waking, and this doesn’t always happen. Plus I woke with an awareness that I was smiling (I’m serious), and…
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All of a sudden there it was in my Instagram feed, this clip from 1969 of Joni Mitchell and Johnny Cash harmonizing on “I Still Miss Someone” in front…
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If a friend of yours had a terminal disease, say advanced cancer, and your friend made the decision to end her life using medicines designed for such…
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In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. One thing I have asked of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of…
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As long as we’re talking about squirrels, for the last few minutes I’ve been watching a pair glide up and down then up again along a hickory tree behind…
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