The things we build

Some of you might appreciate my essay at Comment, a magazine/webzine out of a think tank called Cardus in Canada, which has taken me by surprise with its fresh writing, and in which I’m honored to play a part this issue. Here’s an excerpt:

“I’ve had no heart for building sandcastles when my thoughts are consumed with what will come after, with whether this will be the last summer in which there will be one camera capturing our fleeting days on the sand, one house in which we sleep, one hand-holding goodbye to the ocean at the end of our visit, our faces turned out to sea, to the shimmering horizon of blue and green curving beneath the weight of its sky.”



  1. Megan

    I found your blog through Steve and Candace Watter’s mentor interviews … I was impressed that you didn’t allow annoying toys into your home! Anyways, I’ve really enjoyed reading.

  2. Patricia (Pollywog Creek)

    Having delighted in and cried (sobbed, really) and belly laughed my way through Somewhere More Holy, the “lesson” needs no words, yet you seemed to find the perfect ones…”this is us still holding.”

    Thank you.

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