Dear RJ Readers,
I hope you’re reveling in some beautiful autumn weather. Crisp blue skies and vibrant fall colors.
It seems like we’ve been seeing many maple leafs and groves of radiant trees on the blog side. But they aren’t simply paeans to autumn. Beauty Will Save the World
by Laura de Jong led us into a broad and beautiful discussion. Meanwhile, Jim Bratt’s My Affirming Flame
moved from the upcoming election to lying to tenacity through W.H. Auden.
The week’s essay, Disaster at the Pine Car Derby
, by Dave Larsen produced many smiles and sweet memories about all the emotion and effort that goes into the Pine Car Derbies of the Calvinist Cadet Corps. Like many rites of passages, the smiles and sweet memories typically take about thirty years after the events before they appear.
Someone commented that “we (Reformed Journal
) are punching far above our weight” with our weekly poetry. This week’s poems by L. Ward Abel only prove the point. Pause to read Litter Me
and Yellow Butterflies Return
This coming Monday, October 31, our daily blog will celebrate its eleventh anniversary!
I’m filling in for Jeff for a couple weeks. Thanks for reading, for sharing, for commenting, for supporting.