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The Only Poem on My Wall Was a Leonard Cohen Poem

The Only Poem on My Wall Was a Leonard Cohen Poem
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In a second floor apartment in a non-descript building on a street in the Heights section of Jersey City, on a wall likely hidden under coats of paint, is “The Only Poem” by Leonard Cohen. That is its title. “The…

Meeting Merton Beside the Mall

Meeting Merton Beside the Mall
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(Note: 9.29.15 – There’s a renewed interest in Thomas Merton following Pope Francis’ speech before congress last week. He was even trending on Facebook. My own relationship with Merton began several years ago during a silent retreat in Nashville. I…

The Art That Whispers from the Alleyway – From Nashville Arts

The Art That Whispers from the Alleyway – From Nashville Arts
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At Nashville Arts Magazine online, a I’ve written a new essay inspired by Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel The Goldfinch about the art that speaks to us, and what that has to do with our relationships with our fathers. Read…

Who Wants to Read About Broken Arms? A Literary Tribute to My Mother

Who Wants to Read About Broken Arms? A Literary Tribute to My Mother
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A few years ago, on the 50th Anniversary of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, I decided to reread the novel for the first time since high school. Being a classic novel that I was certain even my mother had…