December 13, 2017

Archives for January 2007

Recommendations and Reviews: J.F. Powers, “Wheat That Springeth Green”

Just finished J.F. Powers’ novel of the life of an ordinary suburban priest, Wheat That Springeth Green. Maybe I’m starved for a good novel, but it was fine. Great character. Understated, excellent humor. A simple, even profound, vision of the priestly life and ordinary people. Powers seems to have mastered the small, almost invisible world […]

Remembering The Stutterer

When I was a child and a teenager, I stuttered. For several years, quite badly. Those who know me will notice that I can still get into some stuttering patterns when I’m nervous or stressed, but for the most part, my stuttering left me around age 15 when I started preaching regularly. There are different […]