A Retreat with Hopkins: The Sixth Hour

From The Dream of the Rood So I lay watching there the Saviour’s tree, Grieving in spirit for a long, long while, Until I heard it utter sounds, the best Of woods began to speak these words to me: “It was long past – I still remember it – That I was cut down at […]

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Weekend Coffee Share: Bakhtin, Bonsai, and Br. Monday

If we were having coffee, it would be early in the morning so we could enjoy the balcony without any bugs. I might even make sure to pour out any excess water from the bonsai and mutter about mosquitoes and Zika interspersed between apologies for not having a coffee share since December. December! If we … More Weekend Coffee Share: Bakhtin, Bonsai, and Br. Monday

Weekend Coffee Share: Damn Fine Coffee with a Bonsai

If we were having coffee, I would excitedly lead you out to the back porch while the French press steeps. Shuffling past the half-packed boxes of books and the growing towers of other books that I feel need more care than cardboard can provide, I would fling open the door and point. The bonsai has exploded … More Weekend Coffee Share: Damn Fine Coffee with a Bonsai