In one of the songs on his new album, The Burning Edge of Dawn, Andrew Peterson alludes to Thomas Merton’s “Louisville” epiphany in Merton’s book Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander. Here’s what Merton wrote: “In Louisville, at the corner of Fourth and Walnut, in the center of the shopping district, I was suddenly overwhelmed with… More Everyone Went- A Hutchmoot Reflection.
Hey! Did you hear that gasp of air? Yeah, that’s this blog taking its first breath in a long while. I’m off to Hutchmoot 2015, brought to you by those wonderful folks over at the Rabbit Room. Hoping my experience there helps my writing voice- and actually gets me writing again! Here’s a short video… More Off to Hutchmoot 2015
Jason Gray’s comments preceding his song “I Am New” at the Community Coffeehouse resonated so much with what was on my heart I transcribed it: “We do really well with the difficult scriptures which tell us we are sinner saved by Grace, with hearts deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. And we need to… More Chosen, Holy, and Dearly Loved
We are a sick house here, so 2015 came last night amid sniffles, snot, fever, and crying (don’t even get me start on how my wife and kids were doing har har). Reading often relaxes me in these scernarios (in between dispensing medication, tissues, and rocking babies to semi-sleep), and I came across a great… More A New Year for the Dead Made Living
Fair warning, readers! This is a sad one. Definitely tugs at your heartstrings. Sometimes better than than the boy meets girl stories are the man meets best pal dog stories, and here’s one of’ ’em for ya by the late, great Brian Jacques, author of Redwall, a reading from his Jakestown radio program on BBC… More Brian Jacques: “Bobby”
Brian Jacques had a gift for creating a voice for his characters, not only in his Redwall series, but also in his poetry. And sometimes that voice was quite striking in its forlornness, such as the character of McCann in “Plonky,” a drunk wandering Paradise St. in Liverpool, England, circa 1970s. Give it… More Brian Jacques: “Plonky”
Another great poetry reading by the late great Brian Jacques, author of the Redwall series, and host of Jakestown on BBC Radio Merseyside. Here Jacques waxes lyrically and nostalgically on the old “do’s” (street parties) from back in the day in Liverpool. Makes you want to break out a few Guinness and some Sinatra. Take a… More Brian Jacques: “The Do”