Coming Soon

Launching on February 15, 2018, a collection of Lenten writings. Beginning Ash Wednesday and lasting 40 days not including Sunday, Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. These writings will post in the evenings to be a reflection at the […]

Advent 2012 — Sonnets

Sonnets are a poetic form that demands rigid structure. When Cindy Ragsdale told me she was writing sonnets, I was amazed, but her rationale made a lot of sense. The form, she said, was helping her find boundaries in what can be a chaotic time of year. In a precise scheme of lines, she’s built […]

Into the Light

The Son has risen. While winter in Indiana was never truly bleak — never blanketed in snow, never locked into frigid temperatures — we are through this season and reminded of the Resurrection through spring. With spring comes the need to stretch limbs, to breath deep of warmer air. Even we writers and artists feel […]


Unfinished by Mark Pfeiffer It was difficult to take my eyes off the tattoo. From when I greeted her in the waiting room, my eyes were drawn to it, trying to study its details with short glimpses as I listened to her story. It was a confusing image; I can’t say for sure what it […]