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An endorsement blurb from Johnny Cash graces the back side of “Nashville Skyline,” Bob Dylan’s 1969 album recorded in Music City. “Here-in is a hell of a poet,” said Cash, as reported by Robert Hudson in his book, “The Monk’s Record Player: Thomas Merton, Bob Dylan and the Perilous Summer of 1966.” And for such […] Read More

My shoes thumped the city sidewalk, pounding out the rhythm that runners make as they use their feet to travel from one place to another. I was close enough to the end of my three-mile run and far enough from the Charlotte Ballet building where my son, Zeke, was dancing so I slowed down to […] Read More

(RNS) The California agency that distributes public funds for stem cell research has apologized for honoring a poem that appropriated language from the sacrament of Holy Communion. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine held a poetry contest to promote Stem Cell Awareness Day and draw attention to the complex and controversial field of medical research. […] Read More