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August 29, 2017

James Baldwin's short story, "Going to Meet the Man" may be the one story we need to read in these times. Masterfully, but agonizingly written, it delves into the sleepless psyche of the white sheriff who, in bed with his wife after a day of arresting black protesters, cannot make his body make love to her.  He has no trouble with the African American women he arrests or detains. With them it is r...

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I'm a writer, yoga teacher, Lutheran pastor, and music nerd living in New York. I find a feast in daily living - most days, anyway - and write about it here. 

Finalist for the 2017 Chautauqua Prize!
The frank and funny story of a church-geek girl who spent twenty years in the ecclesiastical trenches as a Lutheran pastor, preaching weekly words of hope she wasn’t sure she even believed.