• @carrieg for some reason the forums don’t let me post, so I’m responding here to your comments in the forum thread. Pete was right on the money when he talked about the character development being all Thanos – I elaborate in this post as to why I think this was important for the movie. But to add to that, I do think we get *some* character…[Read more]

  • Amy Baik Lee replied to the topic in the forum Carrie Givens 5 years, 5 months ago

    Since January 1st I’ve read All the Light We Cannot See (by Anthony Doerr), and I found the writing so unforced and poignant and gorgeous that it made me welcome similes again in my own writing. Afterwards I wanted more of the same style of prose, so I read Four Seasons in Rome by the same author as well. It was different, but immensely en…[Read more]

  • Yep, @carrieg is correct! Actually, I wrote the whole poem around that one line. Hendrix art is a treasure hunt. 😀

    I’ve read the next two poems and they’re awesome… looking forward to seeing what they look like with the art!

  • Leah replied to the topic in the forum Carrie Givens 6 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks Carrie!  You’re the best!  I wonder why my @carrieg didn’t highlight as a link?

  • Leah replied to the topic in the forum Carrie Givens 6 years, 1 month ago

    I hope you enjoy the Austin series as much as I did.  @carrieg , you were the one who encouraged me to read the L’Engle books.  If @sarie has not read the Time Quintet yet, I’m pretty sure she can get through the Austin series without random characters popping up from the Murry family, right?

  • Leah replied to the topic in the forum Carrie Givens 6 years, 1 month ago

    I hope you enjoy the Austin series as much as I did.  @carrieg, you were the one who encouraged me to read the L’Engle books.  If @sarie has not read the Time Quintet yet, I’m pretty sure she can get through the Austin series without random characters popping up from the Murry family, right?

  • Julie Silander replied to the topic in the forum Carrie Givens 6 years, 1 month ago

    In response to @jannabarber re: “those who don’t agree” and to @carrieg re: the McDonaldization (particularly in Charlotte) and to the rest of us, here’s what I’m thinking…

    Perhaps we’d all do well to acknowledge that the ideas presented in Slow Church (or in any book, for that matter), are excellent fodder for conversation and for personal…[Read more]

  • Kyra Hinton replied to the topic in the forum Carrie Givens 6 years, 1 month ago

    @lanier Hey, there are way worse, and less delicious, things. After all, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”<span style=”color: #181818; font-family: Merriweather, Georgia, serif;”><span style=”font-size: 14px;”> as our dear </span></span>C.S. Lewis remarked.
    Also, I have cherished and held near every…[Read more]

  • That’s another reason I’m writing these, @carrieg . Thanks for jumping in, and for your kind words over in the forum. I have always felt that Annie Dillard’s “An Expedition to the Pole” was a baptism of sorts for me. Everything else I read from her stands under that essay’s shadow. It is hard to imagine another essay overtaking it as my personal…[Read more]