Near the end of his life, Pope John Paul II was seated on his chair at the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica. He was in his eighties and suffering from Parkinson’s. He had trouble sitting up str […]
In the afterglow of Hutchmoot 2018’s dizzying cascade of several dozens of wonderful and meaningful conversations, I can no longer remember who requested copies of the poem I read during Rebecca Reynolds’ and my t […]
Doug, this is so amazingly cool you could keep a side of meat in it for a month. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.
“If there’s a practical takeaway here for content creators, it might be that the sense of pressure and stress we feel in such moments of preparation and editing might actually be a friendly voice, warning us that we’re trying to position ourselves as an expert on a particular topic, when what might best serve community is not so much a “voice of authority” speaking from above, but the voice of a fellow pilgrim speaking to us just from the bottom of the next gulley, or from the far bank of the ravine we’re only just now descending into.”
Yes. So beautiful. Also, it’s a single sentence paragraph. You win.
Doug, you have managed to elicit an astounding quantity of laughter, tears, and admiration from me in an alarmingly short window of time. I half wonder if I should call my medical provider to see if some internal organ has burst.
Thanks for sharing this at Hutchmoot, and again now. <3
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