Archives for May 2015

When I’m Numb to Grace

I love watching people’s reactions when I give them the news. The young mother with a screaming child in the back seat, the men towing a trailer of tools, the teenagers packed too close together, the retirees out for a drive in a convertible…I’ve told them all. Some of them stare, some of them cry, […]

Take Up Your Sword

A few years ago, I was in the midst of reading Alexandre Dumas’s The Three Musketeers when I made the impulsive decision to join the local fencing club. I was living in France at the time, and based on what I had been reading, I naturally anticipated a great deal of swashbuckling, gallantry, and general […]