Category Archives: friendship

Dolly and Tammy Beyond Beauty School

This past weekend I spent some time on retreat at Laity Lodge outside of Leakey, TX.  On the final night of the retreat, the artist-in-residence for the weekend, Claire Holley, played a concert in the Cody Center.  Before the concert, … Continue reading

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Beyond Working Lonely

A couple of weeks ago, I posted some thoughts on what set Parks and Recreation apart from the other comedies of its particular moment.  I stand by my assertion that of all the Thursday night shows on NBC from the … Continue reading

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Working Lonely

Last month I posted a couple of links to Comment Magazine (along with an extended quote from Henri Nouwen) on the topic of loneliness.  Comment’s most recent issue is about social isolation, and little by little they have released parts … Continue reading

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Friends in Movies

A friend recently recommended the 2013 comedy Are You Here to me based on the following quote about friendship: See, nobody believes in friendship.  People talk about it, you see it on TV, people drop by, go to the doctor … Continue reading

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Kill Your (Social Media) Darlings?

It’s odd to think about how quickly our culture became mediated by digital technology.  I started up a blog soon after moving to Hawaii to keep friends and family back home aware of my life.  Facebook took on that role, … Continue reading

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Parks and Real Affection

A few weeks ago I asked my students a round of questions about marriage and friendship.  As is often the case with seniors, the answers were interesting.  A couple of kids, quite out of the blue, decided to answer my … Continue reading

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