Monthly Archives: March 2009

When a Soldier Makes it Home

One afternoon when I was eight or nine, I was playing stickball in the street with some neighborhood kids and a fight broke out.  Hearing the commotion, an old man who had been sitting on his front porch watching us … Continue reading

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Grace in territory held largely by the devil

This week at Salon.com, Allen Barra has published a review of a new biography of Flannery O’Connor.  My first encounter with O’Connor was as a freshman English major in college, when I read “A Good Man is Hard to Find” … Continue reading

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