Magical Memoir Moments

Coverings and Bonnets, Part Three: Church of the Brethren and Quaker Stories

Back in 1966, both Charlene and I wore prayer coverings to Warwick High School. Here’s a picture from our senior yearbook showing both of us in relation to our classmates — enjoying the fun, but from a distance. Charlene is sitting closest to the windows. I am holding a paper. ¬†Charlene’s Story Charlene was then,…

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Eileen R. Kinch: Quiet Poet with a Strong Voice

Is your life out of control? Do you want to simplify? Take Eileen Kinch as your teacher. I met Eileen at the Mennonite(s) Writing VI conference last spring, 2012. She struck me as wise beyond her years and willing to stand for something contrary and beautiful in this hectic world. Of course, those of you…

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