Lookit! Lookit! Lookit!

Kid on a Swing

Don’t see my sin, Lord.

Look at Jesus on the cross, Father … then look at me.

Look at Jesus Christ risen, Father … then look at me.

Look at Jesus ascended, Father … then look at me.

Amen.

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Sadie! Sadie!

Hadda dream that Zadie Smith asked me to babysit two kittens. She and her husband, an older Jewish man, had somewhere to go. He was

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Tolkien’s Errantry

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No It Won’t

I don’t think that quotation means what we think it means. Beauty will not save the world and anyway Dostoevsky didn’t say it and anyways

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Take Up Do

In my mid-20s — half an age (mine) and still nearly nil on maturity ago — I noticed a thing that at the time was

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Shock and Appall

Our system is perfectly designed for the results we’re getting. We worship wealth and crave power. We have a job called “celebrity” and wink at

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Too Old For This

You know the line. Usually spoken by an ersatz Bruce Willis type, it is well past cliché, sliding in safely but awkwardly beyond its years

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Don’t ask me for grace. Not because I don’t want you to have it, for I certainly do. But I can’t give it to you.

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I See That Hand

We imagine Thomas even doubted himself. When the other disciples said Christ had risen, this earnest empiricist first said, “unless I see” … then he

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