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In Memoriam IX

Dear Garrett, Our youngest, Lucas, is the same age that you were when you took your leaving. It’s hard to believe that time has gone

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Very Married: A Review

The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast. Gabriel García-Márquez The

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The End is the Beginning

Advent, a time of beginning, a time of ending. Advent, a time of expectation, of waiting, and of hoping. Advent, a time when salvation sneaks

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In Memoriam X

Dear Garrett, I’ve thought about you often in the last six weeks. As I was getting ready for my sabbatical I kept on thinking about

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In Memoriam X

  Dear Garrett, Welcome your spirit back from its wandering. It may return in pieces, in tatters. Gather them together. They will be happy to

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On Thirty-Nine

We no longer have little ones at home. It really is hard to believe! It seems like yesterday that they were toddling, baby talking, and

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