The Good Book

At a volleyball game no less. Perry was digging around in my gym bag for something and pulled out the one thing to kill the credibility of a young man – a Bible. The look on his face; Perry was bemused and confused. It was as if he’d gone into my bag for volleyball knee pads and pulled out a speckled trout.
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Perry once showed me a trick involving pepper and oil but I can’t for the life of me remember what it was.
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Northrop Frye says there are two main ways to read the Bible.
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I find it perplexing that people can be such a huge part of your life, a part of your iconography, your mythology.
And then not.
When I returned home from living in Australia I couldn’t wait to see my friends and to make up for taking them for granted.
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Bible means collection of little books.
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As I age my memory of those formidable years comes into sharper focus the better I am at writing fiction. It’s in the creation of these memories and their attending stories that greater truths are revealed to me and to those I speak them to. Sometimes miraculous; sometimes too pat. The past is composed by present intentions.
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