I feel so helpless, knowing Terri is in pain alone in a hospital room, far away. I know I am not really helpless, I’ve prayed for her, with her. I talked to her for awhile and I could tell just that calmed her, distracted her at least. But I want to be there to hold […]
Author Archive | Melanie Bettinelli
A while back I ordered some books from the Dallas Institute, among them The Tragic Abyss. Now that I am teaching Hamlet once again, I thought to see if there was an essay on it in the book. There was. A very good one. I have known intuitively that there was a Christian understanding of […]
I was mildly intrigued by this book, but probably would never have bought it. Then Diane gave it to me for Christmas. I wanted to read it, but maybe because it has been so popular was a little afraid it would be a disappointment. One of those books you read a bit of and never […]
My new office is cold, my hands are icy, but it has a great view. One wall is all windows, looking out onto a snow-filled courtyard. I am up on the third floor of the library, outside my open door students come and go looking for books or a quiet place to study. There is […]
good entry yesterday on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. I don’t really know what to say about it, she really speaks for herself much more eloquently than I can.
This was one of my favorite stories when I was little. It still makes me cry.
good article from World magazine… conecting the tsunami to the book of Job….
It’s snowing again. Blah! or do I mean “Bah!”? Beautiful, of course, but I’m going crazy. As if the 38 inches we got in this weekend’s blizzard were not enough! I haven’t had class yet this week. Only one meeting with each of my classes so far this semester! How am I supposed to teach? […]
In the absence of touching and being touched, people of all ages can sicken and grow touch-starved. -Diane Ackerman
No Bible study last night. We had decided to switch location from Peabody because Pete and Evy, who now have their hands full with new baby Josh, can’t host any longer. I showed up a few minutes late, Dom and Dave were chatting in the kitchen. No one else showed, so after half an hour […]