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Jack Roeda

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Advent III: The Rotifier

From Mary Ladd Gavell’s "The Rotifer" As the lab instructor gives each of us a glass slide with a drop of pond water on it, he tells us that we are leaving the protozoa and beginning the long evolutionary climb.…
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Advent II: Out of Book

The number of moves in the game of chess is practically limitless. While almost nothing looks more orderly than chess pieces before a match starts, the first move begins a spiral into chaos. After both players move, 400 possible board…
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Advent I

I love Advent. I love the stillness and longing, the waiting and yearning that stir in the songs and in the liturgy of the season. There is an expectancy in the worship services that enlarges the soul. Kathleen Norris writes:…