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Perfumeries of Words: My Memorization Practice


 by Susan McCaslin This essay about poetry is written by Wood Lake’s author Susan McCaslin. Readers may also be interested in our latest poetry bundle:https://www.woodlakebooks.com/search/results/inventory/Books/Book-Bundles/Poetry-Bundle. Perfumeries of Words: My Memorization Practice[i] Since retiring from teaching English and Creative Writing at a community college in 2007, I’ve developed a fairly regular practice of memorizing poems while walking […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SPIRITUALITY Easter’s Blow to My Social Apathy This is what it means to be a Christian—on Easter Sunday and every day. God’s people are called to risk their lives for those whose voices have been stifled. One […]

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Beautiful Bodies


by Donna Sinclair It’s one of the Lenten readings this year, from Paul’s letter to the Romans. “But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.” As we chose our assignments for a much-loved congregational tradition — a collection of reflections by members […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SPIRITUALITY Why Do Catholics Eat Fish on Good Friday? Historically, since about the second century of Christianity, Christians abstained from eating meat on Fridays as a kind of sacrifice and reminder that acknowledged Jesus’ sacrifice on the […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SOCIAL JUSTICE What DNA Ancestry Testing Can (and Can’t) Tell You There’s two different competing interests here: One is people wanting to know more about their genealogy and their genetic genealogy, which might cause them to reveal […]

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Many Ways To See The World


One of Wood Lake Publishing’s prized authors, Ward Kaiser, has been getting some press buzz in Boston (see article below). Ward’s two published books, “How Maps Change Things“- a conversation about the maps we choose and world we want,  and his revised edition of the previous best-seller, “Seeing Through Maps” both discuss the messages and meanings […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! CULTURE Many faces, one humanity Using techniques that were unimaginable a generation ago, geneticists have bridged the chasm between biology and anthropology, and in doing so have effectively proved that the genetic endowment of humanity is a […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! CHRISTIAN HISTORY The Real St. Patrick ‘Tis the season for parades, green beer, shamrocks, and articles talking about why St. Patrick’s day isn’t all about parades, green beer, and shamrocks. First, a few misconceptions about Patrick…Read Full […]

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Haunting the Stacks


 by Susan McCaslin This short essay written by Wood Lake author Susan McCaslin first appeared in Dialogue Magazine: “Haunting the Stacks” in the column “Resonance” in Dialogue, Winter 2017, p. 41.   http://www.dialogue2.ca/susan-mccaslin-haunting-the-stacks.html Many writers I most love were avid readers as children or became so at some point in their lives. For me as a […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT ‘That sad day arrived’: Malta’s Azure Window, as seen on ‘Game of Thrones,’ collapses into sea- Called the Azure Window or Tieqa tad-Dwejra, the natural landmark jutted sharply off the 25-square-mile island of Gozo, one of the three […]

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