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Children of the Earth

One Saturday in February,   back in 2002,  I flew out to Portland, Oregon,  to interview Jean M. Auel, the bestselling author of The Clan of the Cave Bear, about Ayla, a blond Cro Magnon girl who was orphaned by an earthquake and adopted by Neanderthals.  I agreed with most readers that Auel’s fifth novel, Shelters […]

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Help in Hard Times

Last time, I wrote about how being in the “great loneliness”–whether in the actual wilderness or in a private wilderness of suffering–can reveal truths that are hidden to others.    “The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me,” wrote the thirteenth century mystic Meister Eckart.  Hard times have […]