Author Archives: OpenFaced

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The End of That Story

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” –C.S. Lewis “But now old friends are acting strange / They shake their heads, they say I’ve changed / Well something’s lost, … Continue reading

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How Long

Nine thirty a.m. on a Friday found me waiting in a long line of parent vehicles, a bottlenecked stream of us, trying to make our way to the public library parking lot where the school buses, windows steamy and fully … Continue reading

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Cause and Lake Effect

Sunday, October 21 Hey, it’s Sue. I hope you’re doing well! Hey thank you for housing my black winter coat for the last 10 months! HA! Sorry I haven’t picked it up. Figured maybe it’s time. Will you be around … Continue reading

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Aromatics, Part II: Jesus the Cook

“I told them that this is a God who rose from the dead and grilled fish on the beach with his friends and then ascended to heaven and is especially present to us in the most offensively ordinary things: wheat, … Continue reading

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What Sierra Says Now

Last year around this time news was dominated by Hillary’s e-mails, Trump’s rallies and all manner of political mud-slinging as the election approached. And there was Standing Rock. I asked my cousin for an update. She made two trips there … Continue reading

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Night Clouds

“I didn’t know,” a daughter whispers to me in the moonlight as we pause at the window on her way to bed, “that there were clouds at night.” Her voice is wonder-laden and so lost in thought she could be … Continue reading

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Going Back

A former attendee, now downgraded to visitor, went back to the old church downtown for the noon midweek service. She parked west of Westnedge in front of the overflow lot for Gonzo’s Big Dog Brewing Co. at the edge of … Continue reading

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