Monthly Archives: December 2014

time to light a candle

I post the lyrics to Peter Yarrow’s song Light One Candle every year at Chanukah, because I believe deeply in the message in it. It’s also relevant to a couple of articles I’ve recently read; one describes the song as … Continue reading

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the downward slide

Four days left – I’m off for the next two weeks. And after quitting time on Friday I plan to do two weeks’ worth of nothing. At least, that is, for values of “nothing” including: pack up the car and … Continue reading

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These are not good poems, I don’t think

THe first one suffers from lack of water time. It’s a response to Millay’s “My heart, Being Hungry”, and its startings came to me while I was out rowing. But I haven’t been in a boat for a while (and … Continue reading

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noodling with theology

In honor of Curt Schilling, I’m going to ramble on about theology for a bit. I’m just noodling; the below is speculation, not to be construed as a statement of everything I believe and certainly not an attempt to convince … Continue reading

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monstrous regiments

I have been thinking about communities of women. I’ve encountered two literary ones recently, in very different books. Given who she is, it’s not surprising that Phyrne Fisher seems to know every female doctor, lawyer, pilot or adventurer in 1920s … Continue reading

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