Archive for July, 2017

This beloved community

This beloved community

Paul and I spent Saturday in Rocky Mount at a celebration honoring Allan Gurganus for his inspiring life and literary career. You learn things around writers. I learned, for example, that the word “allow” has no exact equivalent in other languages. In other languages you’ll find the equivalent of “let” or “permit” or “grant,” but “allow” has a special quality, a connotation of generosity. To be allowed to represent you, to

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