Books: The Best Outsider Books

The best YA books on the autistic experience/outsider experiences. I have some recommendations -- published in Shepherd, the Best Books recommendation magazine.  We all have important stories to tell. So my mission in life is to tell stories from many different...

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Theater: Exodus Easter Vigil

Easter Vigil, also called the Paschal Vigil or the Great Vigil of Easter, is a liturgy held in traditional Christian churches as the faithful wait to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Great Vigil is held in the hours of darkness between sunset on Holy...

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Poem: The Well Rising, William Stafford

Great hike this month — encountered the poem The Well Rising by William Stafford, engraved in basalt near Lake Oswego Oregon. Here's some history and context for how this poem was placed in this location, with kudos to Kim Stafford for the detail. William Stafford was...

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MLK Day: A Langston Hughes Poem

The poet Langston Hughes was a great inspiration to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Examples of their connection are expansive. In 1956, King recited Hughes’ poem “Mother to Son” from the pulpit to honor his wife Coretta, who was celebrating her first Mother’s Day. That...

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A Solstice Note

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you....

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