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C-rack! the falling acorns strike the rooftop like bullets, one every minute or so. When it’s windy, semi-automatic nut-fire makes my HSD (Highly Sensitive Dog) duck under the nearest chair. The oak’s offerings inform me to make like a squirrel and get busy. It’s a call to arms: Write harder, truer, bigger. Autumn makes me …

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E.B. White,  now thirty years gone, was a writer of the first order. He wrote endlessly for the New Yorker and penned beloved children’s books like Charlotte’s Web, Trumpet of the Swan and Stuart Little. White helped compose the writing style-book The Elements of Style (also called Strunk & White, or, at our house, the other good …

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I’ve just inhaled my third Barbara Brown Taylor book, Learning to Walk in the Dark. Her books are not new, but, for me, they couldn’t have come along at a better time. This is me processing some of the things I’m learning, both because of Learning to Walk—and strangely right before reading the first sentence, which is, incidentally, “Come …

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