Monthly Archives: January 2014

“He sat there with us the whole time, waiting”

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This piece was originally printed in the IVC DC/Metro Maryland/Northern VA December Corps Connector. I bought Tattoos on the Heart by Greg Boyle, S.J., this year’s book, on my Kindle. I read it on the plane to Florida for a family reunion with my sisters and brothers—there are six of the eight of us left—and… Read more »

Hello, Darkness

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I stand in defense of darkness. Darkness gets a bad rap. Across centuries and cultures, it’s the catch-all metaphor for everything evil, depressing, and otherwise-to-be-avoided. Something to be cursed, apparently, if you don’t have a candle. And yet, our attitude toward darkness perhaps reflects more the limits of human understanding and the frequent inadequacy of… Read more »