Monthly Archives: June 2011

Book Review: Plastic – A Toxic Love Story, by Susan Freinkel

Following my adventures with plastic knitting (see previous post), I was fascinated to hear of the publication of Susan Freinkel’s Plastic: A Toxic Love Story (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011). Freinkel’s journalistic exploration of the history and present and future … Continue reading

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A Plastic Story

Last month, some friends and collaborators presented our church with a new set of liturgical vestments: an altar cloth, a chasuble, stoles for all the clergy and more. The twist? They were all knit and crocheted out of plastic shopping bags. … Continue reading

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Telling the Truth

(A poem for Pentecost.) “Words written in the past are fixed,” he said, “the meaning unchangeable; otherwise, you and I, we have no truth to tell, only words,” and we watched the sun slip its moorings and fall behind the trees beyond the lilied … Continue reading

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Last Thursday evening, I saw a new spotted fawn springing across our lawn, full of the joy of simply being alive. On Saturday, my teenagers reported that the fawn was sleeping in the tendrils of a fallen tree limb in … Continue reading

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A sermon for the Seventh Sunday in Easter (the Sunday after the Ascension), June 5th, 2011, preached at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio – my first as a Deacon!  A podcast of the sermon is available via “Men of Galilee, … Continue reading

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