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Prologue or Chapter One?

Today, I broke a promise I’d made to myself: I started editing the first few pages of my novel. Yes, the one I’m currently writing for SeptNoWriMo. I couldn’t help it!… I wanted to run it through the Hemingway App and see how it fared. Apparently, I use a lot of adverbs (yes, pun intended), but my… Continue reading Prologue or Chapter One?

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Hope beyond Loneliness and Despair: A Reflection on World Youth Day

Another World Youth Day post. This one is out of order, but it’s been tugging on my heart, so I have to get it out there. While I was in Poland, it took me a good while to adjust to things: where was I supposed to lead, and when was I supposed to follow? Why… Continue reading Hope beyond Loneliness and Despair: A Reflection on World Youth Day

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WYD Reflections, Part 2: Ireland Bits

Read part 1 of this series here. While World Youth Day itself happened in Poland, some of our group did an Ireland pre-trip for the week before the World Youth Day festivities. We saw a lot of castles, ruins, landmarks, and sheep… and I spent a lot of time in quiet reflection. For some reason,… Continue reading WYD Reflections, Part 2: Ireland Bits

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World Youth Day Reflections, Part 1

What follows are a series of reflections on World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland. To read the whole series, click here. Let’s set the stage: it’s Sunday, July 17. I’m in the air, somewhere between Seattle and New York City. Day 1 of our double-pilgrimage: first to Ireland, then to Poland. We’re less than 24… Continue reading World Youth Day Reflections, Part 1

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One Wild Venture

I havent posted a single thing to this blog in almost a year. So why now? Why today? Pope Saint John Paul II. And here’s the backstory. Facebook’s timehop feature reminded me of a picture I’d drawn in 2008, and shared to Facebook in 2011… It’s a colored pencil enlargement of a stained glass window picture of… Continue reading One Wild Venture