Monthly Archives: June 2012

Like a Fawn

My son and I saw two deer on the Sewanee bike-path this morning, and it reminded me of a Horatian ode.  We were barreling along when a doe crossed far ahead of us.  As we got closer, a younger deer … Continue reading

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Nestaurant, or Even the Sparrow Finds a Home

“Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of Hosts, my King and my God.” — Psalms 84:3 NRSV The neighborhood may not be … Continue reading

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A Tide in the Affairs of Men

We have been at the beach this week on the Georgia coast, and none of us is doing much more than playing in the waves and reading.  Anticipating a late high tide and an approaching storm, the boys and I … Continue reading

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