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Works with Soul: An Interview with Brian Doyle

Works with Soul: An Interview with Brian Doyle

When I first moved to Oregon from South Florida, I was insatiable for new reads. Something about the drastic change…
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Silence as Presence

Silence as Presence

The world is speeding up, and I am slowing down. It was inevitable. It’s all right, of course… mostly. As…
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Scar Lines and The Kingdom of God

Scar Lines and The Kingdom of God

I’ve been staring at a new scar: a nearly straight line on top of my wrist. The holes from the…
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Notes from the Autism Spectrum, Part I: Alienation and Symbol

Notes from the Autism Spectrum, Part I: Alienation and Symbol

I am autistic. And I am ready to write about it. I’m ready, I think, but I have no idea…
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For Roxane Gay: Notes from a Forgiving Heart

For Roxane Gay: Notes from a Forgiving Heart

A few days ago a friend made a kind and generous offer: if I wanted to write about Charleston, about…
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An Artist’s Perception: To See the World in Glowing Forms

An Artist’s Perception: To See the World in Glowing Forms

“All the good writers and artists saw things in twisted forms. They way they viewed the world was so dark…
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