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nathan f. elmore

Creative writing on faith, culture, and things in between

One is changed by what one loves — Joseph Brodsky

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Bully for Analogies

Dear Malik (and others): Please find a different metaphor!

Back to School for American Individualism

Old theologians, young poets, and a company's existential longings.

Human, More or Less

Thomas Hobbes's "nasty, brutish, short" meets Frederick Buechner's "stop gritting your teeth and clenching your fists."

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Separation Anxiety

To be a son is to search for your father in the shadows of memory.

The Return by Hisham Matar.

Lost in Place

The inconsolable immigrant.

The Return by Hisham Matar.

Fathers, Unresolved

When a father is neither dead nor alive.

The Return by Hisham Matar.