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Nowhere Near: A Celebration of Ruminate’s 40th Issue

Nowhere Near: A Celebration of Ruminate’s 40th Issue

FEATURING ARTISTS: Richard Terrell and Sandra J. Hopkins Saturday, October 1st from 7-9 pm Community Creative Center 200 Mathews St., Fort…
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Notes on Giving a Live Reading: How an Essay Comes to Life

Notes on Giving a Live Reading: How an Essay Comes to Life

A student in one of my essay classes recently invited me to be a guest worship leader at her church,…
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Can Writers Ever Break Free of Patriotism?

Can Writers Ever Break Free of Patriotism?

In these very odd and curious political times, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about patriotism and its relationship to…
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The Caring Bridge: Cancer and the Meaning of Battles

The Caring Bridge: Cancer and the Meaning of Battles

“Will you come back?” she asked. “Of course,” I said. And I meant to, but I waited too long, and…
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Our Mother, Who Art Beside Us [Poem]

Our Mother, Who Art Beside Us [Poem]

Our Mother, who art beside us, thank you for knowing my name.

Imagination as a Discipline

Imagination as a Discipline

By Brie Stoltzfus Since my husband is an oil painter, I’m privy on an almost-daily basis to the rigor involved with…
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