Tag Archives: C.S. Lewis

Thank you, Celtic Praise Troupe!

Yesterday for Septemberfest, inside the Oklahoma History Center with the Winnie Mae overhead and the dome of the Capitol building in the background outside, the Celtic Praise Troupe danced its last performance with three of the original members: Katie, Rachel … Continue reading

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Compass Quotes

As an undergraduate I typed up three quotations on index cards to post above my desk. These old cards are tattered now. (Click for a larger view.) In Junior High my parents delighted me with the gift of a portable … Continue reading

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Life metaphors: Journey

The most profound metaphors for life are the journey, music, and dance. In recent weeks I’ve been blessed to experience the richness of each of these through a graduation, the discovery of a new song, and a dance recital. Here … Continue reading

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Listening long

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Cicero Relationships between persons depend upon the art of listening. Listening to music, poetry, and even works of art is deeply personal. The same is true for books. The … Continue reading

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For a friend who has lost an animal companion

I wrote the following email in 2006 to a family who were devastated by the loss of a beloved dog. I have changed the original recipient’s name to K, and the name of the dog to B. Subject: not without … Continue reading

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