Ode to the Mothers in their Sisyphean Joy

Forgive me, please. I’m about to do what a man is not likely now or ever to be encouraged by prudence to do: I’m going to speak for women. Not all women, mind you. But women nonetheless, which is perilous enough. Though the women in my life are in fact considerable in number and unparalleled […]

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“Poiema”: A Poem

I was inspired to write a poem this morning, which is personally important because I have not published anything here for a while, and I have barely written anything other than midterms and seminary papers for the last few months. This is how it went: I was up too late last night/this morning reading a book […]

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Ode to the Mother of My Children: A Birth Story

On Sunday evening, May 20, 2012, I went to bed at the normal hour. It had been a good sabbath. Vanessa was a few days past her due date, but this had given us time to take our membership vows at the church we had been attending since we moved to Marietta a few months before. […]

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