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House of the Soul

One October afternoon in 1965 my formidable paternal grandmother JoAnna, whom I knew only as Big Mama, lay down on her couch to take a nap. In one corner was a large timepiece, and on another wall hung a large … Continue reading

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In search of the man in the searchlight

I was raised in a semi-Christian household. That is, we were told that we should believe in God and Jesus but nobody really explained the Christian religion to me. All I knew was on Sundays Papa turned on the TV … Continue reading

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