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Leigh Kramer
Nashville
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I'm not busy. There. I said it. I'm fighting the urge to feel ashamed of my present circumstances. I'm not sure when it happened but you're more likely to hear "busy" than "fine" when you ask someone how they've been. We're all busy, busy, busy. I lived this way for... Continue reading
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I think books must be a defining part of our friendship. :) I haven't read Listening for Madeleine but it's on- where else?- my To Read list.
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I just got notified by the library that my copy of Just Mercy is waiting to be picked up. I cannot wait to dive in! I've heard nothing but good things.
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I wondered if I should define POC or not. It stands for People of Color. This is an old post but I wrote about meeting Madeleine L'Engle here: http://www.leighkramer.com/blog/2010/07/tesser-well.html Laura (Hollywood Housewife) is supposed to announce the details of her classics book club any day now but I didn't want to stall my post any longer. As soon as that post is up, I'll update this post with the details.
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I like your categories! I read Wuthering Heights in junior high but haven't read it since and I've wondered whether I would still like it now. At the time, it seemed so tortured and romantic but now I think Cathy and Heathcliff would annoy me. Joan Didion is incredible! Glad she's on your list.
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I've never felt compelled to set reading goals. I read what I want and I naturally read a ton of books so I've never needed to be overly intentional about it. That said, I do put some thought in to the kind of books I want to read. As much... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Leigh Kramer
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I had a fairly idyllic childhood. The first few years of my life were filled with the things that still matter most today: my people and books. All my needs were covered by my parents. Sure, I had to deal with my younger brother but at that stage, we got... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Leigh Kramer
Melissa, we definitely need to be having honest conversations about sex and sexuality. There aren't many books that delve into the topic, which is why it's so frustrating to not hear it addressed from the pulpit either. I do recommend Singled Out by Colon and Field. I haven't read it yet but I hear good things about Getting Naked Later by Kate Hurley. I have a couple of single friends with whom I can be very bold and forthcoming (also my two best friends, who are married) and this has been a huge help. It's a risk to start the conversation if you don't know where the other person stands but I've found it to be such a relief when you jump in and either receive solidarity or understanding. Best wishes!
Thanks, Diana!
Thanks, Mark! I agree we can all do a lot better when it comes to those who are marginalized, no matter why they're at the margin.
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A couple of months ago, my friend Tsh Oxenreider contacted me with a question. I didn't think twice before agreeing to be a part of her forthcoming e-course at The Art of Simple. When Tsh asks you to do something, you say yes. That's the rule. Last year she invited... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Leigh Kramer
I'm so glad your new church is giving you hope. I love your pastor's apology and promise to do better!
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When you first walk into a sanctuary, your gaze is likely drawn elsewhere. Perhaps the sullen teen forced to sit with his family catches your eye or the couple whispering as they wait for worship to begin. Maybe you'll notice the ones sitting by themselves or in clusters. The single... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Leigh Kramer
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Loved reading through this recap, Laura! I'm proud of all the changes you've made this past year.
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"Oh, I'm not like those Christians." I don't know how many times I've uttered that sentence in the last decade or so. Sometimes it was said with disdain, other times with reassurance. Always with the intent to distinguish between them, whoever they were, and me. The thing is, you could... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Leigh Kramer
That actually sounds amazing!
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I missed seeing that! I love that she wants to conga more. Great resolution!
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Thanks, Lily! I hope Wholehearted centers your year in big and small ways.
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Thanks, Chris Ann!
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Thanks, lady!
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Freedom sounds wonderful! I hope it does a good work in and through you.
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You're a swell dance partner, Cara!
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Thank you, Mark!
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Last month I met up with a friend for coffee. We have many mutual friends and we've seen each other here and there as a result but this was the first time we'd hung out just the two of us. We talked about what we do for work and the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Leigh Kramer
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About two and a half months after I moved to Nashville, I flew back home to be in a friend's wedding. Already I'd picked up on differences in my hometown: new construction, new businesses, my friends' new friends. It was my hometown but it was no longer my home. Since... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at Leigh Kramer