Mary Karr – The Voice of God

Shout out to Caleb Gotthardt for passing on this stellar poem by Mary Karr. Enjoy. Ninety percent of what’s wrong with you     could be cured with a hot bath, says God from the bowels of the subway.     but we want magic, to win the lottery we never bought a ticket for.... Continue Reading →

Summer ‘18 Playlist

S'il vous plait, send the sweetness of these several songs swirling straight into the center of your sensorium, and savor the subsequent scintillating summer sensations sublimating inside your soul...

Corporate America Apologies and The Mirrors We Quickly Turn Away From

I want the commercials to simply be apologetic failures I can roll my eyes at rather than a mirror that reflects the apology habits that are, sadly, part of my repertoire as well. Despite wanting an honest apology from the person who has wronged me, I quickly forget the same when I’m the offender. Like Mark Zuckerberg, I fidget, word-vomit, and murmur when I’m on trial. 

What Could Have Been – Dana Streufert

A fitting poem from Dana Streufert with Ascension and Pentecost Sunday in our rearview. Check out more of Dana's work at her blog!    Were it not for love this parting act could have been easy   Pain lessened, lighter load lifted, never bleeding   Empty, hollow without ceasing this leaving   could have been  ... Continue Reading →

This is America: A Much Needed Surgery

It may be that the reluctance to see how deep the cracks and fissures in our society go can be attributed to fear. Fear that, at some point, we’ll be found to be in the wrong. We’ll find that as individuals and as a society, we have contributed to some kind of evil, in Glover’s case the deep-rooted sin of racial injustice.

The Sacrificial Art of the Avett Brothers

In a digital age driven by likes and "authentic posts,” the Avett Brothers offer their contributions toward different ends. Rather than posting something reaching for comfort and solace for self, their exposed emotions create a bridge between them and their audience. they do the hard work so that we can feel comforted. It is a bridge supported by empathy where audiences can relate and say “you feel like that too?”

Spring Playlist

Spring has sprung and we've got a fresh playlist for you. We hope you're able to bump, groove, and chill with our recent mix of songs through all the April showers. From our hearts to yours.

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