Feelings Like Water

By Helena Sorensen

Long ago, in the quiet of our mothers’ wombs, the snow began to fall. Blood and water and food came into our bodies and nourished us. Endorphins washed over us, along with surges of cortisol and adrenaline. An invisible womb of emotion surrounded us, too, an atmosphere of fear or bitterness or rage. We breathed that air, and the snow fell.

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A Better Story: An Election-Day Rumination

By Jonathan Rogers

Last week the students in my Writing Close to the Earth online class read George Orwell’s classic essay, “Politics and the English Language.” In it, Orwell makes the case that vague, abstract, usually Latinate language is an important tool in the dishonest politician’s tool-belt.

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Joy Ike Wants You to Step Out That Box

By Chris Slaten

As I am writing about Joy Ike’s newest album, Bigger Than Your Box, my daughter is literally making a home out of a cardboard box on the carpet beside my chair. It is a house for our cat, Berdie.  Before Sally Ann finishes spelling out “Welcome” in marker on the front, Berdie is already inside, purring.

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Recent Podcast Episodes

Season 1 | Episode 3

In our last episode, we heard Andrew Peterson talk about his love of ghost stories, and today one of my favorite people leads us a little further down that rabbit hole. Long-time Rabbit Room contributor Lanier Ivester is a deep wellspring of talent, insight, wisdom, and grace. She’s an author, a poet, an essayist, a bookbinder, a sailor, a keeper of bees and sheep, and, as you’ll hear, a lifelong chaser of the delightful shiver a great ghost story offers us.

The Delightful Shiver (Part 2 of 2)

Season 1 | Episode 3

Drew is joined by Chris Slaten (stage name: Son of Laughter) and his producer, Ben Shive, to discuss Slaten’s song, “The Fiddler.”

“The Fiddler” (Son of Laughter & Ben Shive)

Season 1 | Episode 2

What is it that makes ghost stories so much fun? Is it just that they’re scary and suspenseful and make us jump? Or is something deeper going on? What if these eerie tales of things that go bump in the night are actually lifting the veil and shining light on something real and good and true about the world? In this episode, Andrew Peterson (singer-songwriter, author, and poet) investigates these questions and tries to get at the heart of why these stories fill us with such a delightful shiver.

The Delightful Shiver (Part 1 of 2)

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