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The Beginning of a Contemplative Lent

The Beginning of a Contemplative Lent

Friend, today Ruminate marks the beginning of Lent. We have done this for every one of our ten years. And…
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The Crystalline Palace of Should

The Crystalline Palace of Should

I should get out of bed and go to church this morning. This post should have been submitted to Renee…
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Art as a Commodity: Does Time Equal Value in Art?

Art as a Commodity: Does Time Equal Value in Art?

It’s opening night at a recent gallery show and the scene is familiar. Visitors mill about with drinks in hand…
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A Silent and Simple Exorcism

A Silent and Simple Exorcism

Recently I took a long journey . . . of about a half hour. Walked up rutted tracks―a kinda-sorta back…
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Notes from the Spectrum, Part Three: Speaking the Words

Notes from the Spectrum, Part Three: Speaking the Words

“It seemed his voice had rusted over…He had never actually said out loud that Ethan was dead. He hadn’t needed…
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Take Shape: Becoming in the Creative Process

Take Shape: Becoming in the Creative Process

For five years, I didn’t write. I thought I had better things to do than focus on the creative process,…
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