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5 Ruminate Blog Posts to Revisit this Summer

5 Ruminate Blog Posts to Revisit this Summer

The biggest perk of editing the Ruminate Blog is that I get to read each and every post from the…
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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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Cooking Fires, Burning Bushes, and the Practice of Art and Faith

Cooking Fires, Burning Bushes, and the Practice of Art and Faith

And yet, when passion arrives, it can carry its own worth: the snap and flare of a consuming energy, a…
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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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Fog Advisory

Fog Advisory

The alert was positioned below a “flood warning” on the weather page. The flood warning was red and flashing, full…
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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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