Monthly Archives: April 2013

How goodness is happening here

April 16: I’m thinking I should keep it as a holy day in my personal calendar. Some of you will have read Philip Hallie’s magnificent book Lest Innocent Blood be Shed: The Story of the Village of Le Chambon, and … Continue reading

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“I didn’ ‘ave the Latin …”

Perhaps some of you who were walking upon the earth in the sixties will remember the “Beyond the Fringe” British comedy record. One of its memorable skits concerned the man who had thought of becoming a judge, but he couldn’t, … Continue reading

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“Every day” – a song from Max Woolaver

Those of you who know me well will know that I am profoundly ignorant about music. When I was a teenager, I wondered why people my age were so interested in bands and singers and so on–couldn’t figure it out. … Continue reading

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Clown: A guest blog from Lisa Voth

I  asked my friend Lisa Voth to write a guest blog for me, because I had taken one of her workshops and enjoyed it immensely. I found it stretching, uncomfortable in the best sense, and illuminating. I noticed many parallels … Continue reading

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Loveliest of trees …

I’ve always been strongly taken by A. E. Housman’s poem, “Loveliest of trees.” It’s one of the few poems I’ve memorized in its entirety, and here it is. Loveliest of trees, the cherry now / Is hung with bloom along … Continue reading

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