Feeling emotional? Write it downBy Nathan Day WilsonPublished: Friday, February 5, 2010 9:11 AM US/eastern I love the ability of writing to change lives. My life, your life, our lives as a community — writing has the capacity to change them all, and change them for the better. One of the ways our individual livesContinue reading “Journaling”

Words That Create Community

This is from Henri Nouwen’s Bread for the Journey and is titled “Words That Create Community.” The word is always a word for others. Words need to be heard. When we give words to what we are living, these words need to be received and responded to. A speaker needs a listener. A writer needsContinue reading “Words That Create Community”

Musicals as communication

I don’t know enough, but since you don’t know that I don’t, I’ll act like I do. I’ve listened to musicals throughout my life, but feeling their power and assessing their quality are new to me. While affinity is finally decided by the temperamental viewer, there are some standards. Quality musicals begin with powerful voices.Continue reading “Musicals as communication”

Good writing

This week I’m at the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research to participate in a writer’s conference. It’s my first time to the Institute, though I have long been a fan of its publications and other work. I awoke this morning at 6:00 and walked down a road and across a bridge to theContinue reading “Good writing”