Category Archives: The Long Story

Friendship or Community

I’ve spent the last few days thinking about this post by Rod Dreher and the comments that it inspired.  The post, which consists almost entirely of a letter written by one of Dreher’s readers, was intended to be a kind … Continue reading

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Misery and the Absence of Company

A few days before Halloween, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat posted an op-ed that hit at something I’ve been thinking about for a while, particularly as it relates to Christian faith & practice and the seeming inability of Christians … Continue reading

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Leslie Knope and the Tourist

Last weekend I spent some time in my classroom trying to catch up in hopes of getting ahead.  To help with this, I put Parks and Recreation season two in the DVD player.  The show is immensely re-watchable.  I haven’t … Continue reading

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Temporary Vocational Stretch: August Edition

We just wrapped our third week of the school year (not including a week of meetings).  Thanks to a state holiday, this three-day weekend has been something of a “pause” button for me.  Most of my class curriculum is turning … Continue reading

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Every Day Committed

One of my favorite Wendell Berry quotes comes from his “Notes from an Absence and a Return,” which can be found in A Continuous Harmony.   The short journal recounts Berry’s thoughts and experiences of returning to his Kentucky farm … Continue reading

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Temporary Vocational Stretch Update

The 2016-2017 winds down this week.  It doesn’t quite feel like it, though.  Instead, things are kind of heating up.  These last few weeks of the semester have been a blur.  Lots of cool moments: baccalaureate, the yearbook dedication (what?!), … Continue reading

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“Libraries in the Kingdom”

Jamie Smith, author of You Are What You Love, started his summer vacation with a brief reflection on the books that have been piling up in his office . . . and life.  The post, which you can read here, … Continue reading

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