Thus concludes a year, another full of mirth and myrrh. When I cast the sidelong glance, here are the peaks topping the geography:
This was the year when I went to New York to read from Phases at Mockingbird
The year my book got this new review
The one in which I published two academic articles: this one and this one
The year I signed my first book contract for an academic project (more details to come in a future newsletter!)
The year our church, St Ambrose, started
It was when we went to Arizona for all those weeks so Amber could make her new ballet Apex.
The year Lucca started kindergarten
The one where Hopkins read poems at my birthday
The one when I went to Mt. Rainer for the first time
The one when I dug up whale bones with Peter
My first writing retreat at Camp Casey
First stay in a yurt
The one where we were in the magazine
My first Lilly conference, at Hope College in MI
The one where I had the most fun reading Hamilton, The Kingdom, and this De Quincey biography.
And the one during which I listened to these records more than anything else
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