This is my most recently published poem. I wrote it when my younger brother was about to become older than our older brother was when he died. I was pleased to find “Survivor’s Review,” which features work by authors I admire, like Louise DeSalvo. I made some changes based on comments by peers in Baron Wormser’s poetry workshop that I attended through Fairfield University’s MFA program, and other changes at the suggestion of “Survivor’s Review” editor Sheree Kirby. I had liked the piece when I first wrote it, but I think the changes made it better.
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This is one of my vegan recipes that the Christian Science Monitor published a few years ago. I had fun creating the recipe, and got a kick out of seeing it in print. I am even happier that they archived it online. It’s so good, we eat it almost before it’s cooled!
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This is one of my family and food related Christian Science Monitor articles. The children in the article are grown and are parents, uncles, and an aunt now. But the idea remains good.
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Recent conversations have led me to think more than usual about loneliness in modern life. I often speak of clergy life as being all of us fighting the same battle, from different foxholes. But loneliness is a factor, a reality, and I think it’s worse for the laity. The closer one stands to the altar, the more one gets that “Christ is in our midst” is not a mindless greeting but the statement of a profound reality. When one lives far from church, both physically and metaphorically, it becomes harder to keep this in mind. What to do?
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