February 2018

This Is Just to Say

February 20, 2018

I will be giving a talk at the University of Wisconsin-Barron this Thursday, February 22nd at noon. The talk is titled “The Story of a Mennonite” and is described as follows: Join Lucinda Miller as she reflects on her own peculiar Mennonite life and the stories and complexities that make it real. Learn the histories of some distinctive Mennonite traditions and learn how story has …

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The Lost Key Saga

February 13, 2018

My Toyota Yaris came with three keys when I bought it. Unfortunately, after I had owned it a couple of years, only one key remained. The others slid down behind the couch cushions into the innards of the couch, or beneath seven-year dirt under the refrigerator, or under a flipped-up corner of linoleum in the very back corner of the coat closet beneath a forgotten …

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Pajamas and Authoring at Seventeen Below

February 6, 2018

Cold outside today, just a little. Seventeen below, my Android tells me. I am still in my pajamas as a write this, slouched on the couch with a blanket over my body and warm fuzzy socks on my feet. You can do that sort of thing with a good conscience when part of your profession is authoring. All a necessary part of the writing process, you …

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