Monthly Archive
for: ‘May, 2011’

God of Carnage

Last Saturday, Dan and I attended the French playwright/novelist Yasmina Reza’s extraordinary play “God of Carnage” at the Guthrie.  I would highly recommend it if you’re in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  You’re out of luck in Los Angeles and Chicago, because alas, it recently ended in both those locations. Here’s a few snippets from the […]

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Growing Things

We are officially green.  After what seemed an eternity, the crabapple trees are blossoming (white!  pink!  red!), and we’re seeing the fresh, lime green leaves uncurl on the branches.  Such a happy color—green.  Don’t you think? Thought I’d share a couple of projects Liliana has been working on. First, her fairy garden.     A […]

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Faith and Doubt

So.  I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the role of doubt in faith lately, namely because I have a talk to give on June 23rd at the Wild Goose Festival in NC.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’ve lived with doubt for a long time now (well, ever since I wrote Eve).  It’s a […]

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The Power of Love

Before I begin, I want to acknowledge the fact that you, my dear reader, may disagree strongly with me on the issue I’m raising today.  And that’s quite all right.  I just wanted to present you with another side of the story—how the power of love works, in all situations. I’m talking about same-sex marriage, […]

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The Spider and the Sage

This is dedicated to my sister Amy who gives and gives and gives.  Some people appreciate it; some don’t.  But she keeps giving anyway. Worse, she’s misunderstood.  A lot.  And that makes my heart hurt. This story reminded me of you, Ames!  I love you. [Post image: Amy with one of our beagles, September 2009]

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