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The Mennonite and the Skeptic

May 30, 2016

Today, a guest post by a friend of mine, Naomi Newman: *** Luci does not vote.  That may have actually saved a very improbable friendship.  IF she were out there lobbying for Donald Trump, American savior, we might have to part ways.  She wears a modest cap at all times as well, thus she would never buy a Make America Great hat.  Besides, it would …

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About that Book

September 22, 2015

Once upon a time there was a shy little Mennonite girl–well, actually she was twenty-four and not a little girl at all, but because she was young and shy and mostly innocent, she felt like a little girl; and maybe a part of her always will. Let me start again. Once upon a time there was a shy little Mennonite girl who met a feisty …

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The Things That Woman Gave Me

January 26, 2015

I have a picture of the two of us on my bookshelf. She is wearing her shiny blue windbreaker with the Wakarusa logo, her short hair mostly black, ruffled across her forehead, a little spiky. Me beside her, arm around her, grinning: deep-set eyes, hair parted flat against my head. I don’t pay attention to this half of the photo much, don’t like the too-big …

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