The Weakest Reed

He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle.

July 14, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson
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When you find yourself in THAT place. Again. Still. (Or: It’s ok if everything’s not ok)

In the same way any word transforms itself into a virtually indistinguishable collection of lines and curves after having been written over and over again, I’ve begun to wonder what exactly is the meaning of that phrase so often dispensed … Continue reading

January 21, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson
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The “Valley of Weeping” is the Third Week of January in Minnesota

It’s 13 degrees BELOW zero this morning.  We trudged to the pediatrician for our third separate virus within a week.  It has been a bitterly cold winter.  It started earlier and got frigid faster this year and Minnesota winters have … Continue reading