“7 The Savior of Kaldach” from THE MIRACULOUS ONES

7   THE SAVIOR OF KALDACH    When Cora was very young and her brother Peri was her primary teacher in the manor house, he once unrolled a map of the known world. In Cora’s memory, the map was huge and regal, with careful calligraphic script and bright, illuminated images illustrating the terrain, the natural landmarks, and the … Continue reading “7 The Savior of Kaldach” from THE MIRACULOUS ONES

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“Chapter 2: Creative Non-Fiction Examples” from STARTERS

“Afterword” in “My Kind of Comedy”: An Exegetical Reading of Flannery O’Connor as Medieval Drama   In the summer of 2006, my Flannery O’Connor dissertation was already written, accepted, and defended when, hard-earned PhD in hand, I made my maiden pilgrimage to the mecca of all O’Connor scholars and admirers: Milledgeville, Georgia. Since my research … Continue reading “Chapter 2: Creative Non-Fiction Examples” from STARTERS

Reading My Own Dang Book

So, one of my goals over the winter break between semesters is reading my own dang book into a wee recording iPad app and putting up the whole shebang -- in chapter installments -- on YouTube. I'm doing this because a few of my students asked this past fall if I had an audiobook version of Scaffolds. I didn't, … Continue reading Reading My Own Dang Book