Drunken theology

Early on in the process, there were some logistical issues that needed to be worked out on just how an atheist and a Christian would collaborate on a stage play about an atheist and a Christian working out their theological differences. About a month ago, I wrote about how my theater comrade, John, and I […]

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Informing the family

I still remember quite well the look of my basement office at the house Adrienne and I bought back in 2008. Unfinished but clean with a freshly painted floor and walls, we set up a little covey on one side of the furnace with a few shelves and a desk for the computer. This is […]

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Confessions of (non)faith

A couple months ago, I wrote about how it has been seven years since I gave up my Christianity, my belief in a god, my aspiration of an afterlife. I was reminded of this anniversary because Facebook told me that it had been seven years since I became friends with the man who I first […]

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Tamir Rice in an English class

I’m currently in the midst of a two-week substitute teaching job in an English Literature class, talking to high school juniors and seniors about the finer points of William Gibson’s “The Miracle Worker” and Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried,” respectively. And before the teacher took his temporary leave, he had also handed out a […]

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Looking for a voice

Every writer – hell, every artist – is in the business of finding their own voice. Artists know what this means, but such a statement might sound like white noise to anyone who isn’t in the business. So in short, the voice is like their fingerprint, the stamp of personality that bleeds red ink into […]

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