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Folks, let me thank you once more for your support. It’s very gratifying! Blogging has continued and will continue, though the Invitation and Repair project will not see many posts in the coming weeks. The reason is this: In July the amazing Sara Hendren and I will be leading a retreat on this very subject at Laity Lodge. I had a wonderful talk with Sara last week and emerged with a thousand buzzing ideas that are going to take some... more

May 12

Helping Hands

Hello! Several people have written to ask about subscriptions -- that is, a mechanism for regular (monthly or annual) support for my blog. Which is a really encouraging thing to be asked. So finally I have gotten around to creating that option. (You should see it on my home page.) I've done this with some hesitation -- it just feels unnaturally entrepreneurial for an old academic like me. But if I can get significant support, it would allow me to use the blog the way I want to use it: as a... more

Apr 04

Update

Hello, friends! First of all, let me say again how grateful I am for the support I have received so far. It's been encouraging indeed.Second, blogging will certainly continue -- though probably not at a rapid pace for the next few weeks. Some long-term family health issues have me under the cosh (a British expression I am excessively fond of). I will have to suspend my newsletter for a while, and decline to take on any new writing projects, until things get better -- but, again, blogging... more

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Mar 09

Why I'm here

Let me explain: After I suspended my blog last month, two major results ensued. First, it showed me how much blogging helps me to think – to order my ideas, to see them in relation to my earlier writings and the writings of others. Second, I got so many lovely responses from people who like the blog that I was encouraged to think that my work here has some value to people other than me.But, you know, I don’t get paid for writing the blog. And while that’s not the only factor... more

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