Holy Reverie Blog

Kinda Closed

Eastport—population 1,331—is a coastal village in the far reaches of Down East Maine. It competes with Lubec—population 1,359—for bragging rights as the first place in the United States to greet the sunrise. It is worlds away from the postcard perfect villages further south, but, in my opinion at least, what Eastport lacks in tourist attractions it makes up for in quirky charm.    On a recent visit there, for instance, I saw a sign on the door of an art gallery which said "Kinda... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | 0 comments
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Closer to Fine

In my spare time, I serve as a volunteer disc jockey with WEVL, 89.9 FM.  I used to have a regular gig (Tuesdays, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.), but I gave it up because I would truly and sincerely rather cook breakfast for my kids and drive them to school than "spin the platters" every week.  I will fill in occasionally in the future, so Memphis' airways aren't rid of me yet.    When I programmed my last show, friends who knew it would be my last show almost all asked, "what... Read More
Posted by Ben Robertson at Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 0 comments
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Another Place

Have you ever listened to a piece of music so beautiful it took your breath away? Have you ever been drawn to a piece of art that as you looked at it, brought tears to your eyes? Have you ever been stopped in your tracks by something in nature so startling in its loveliness that you felt a surge of joy? Have you ever been so "in" your game as an athlete that you performed flawlessly? Experiences like this take us to another place.    As a former Baptist, the... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | 1 comments
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Loving our neighbor

Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated with religion. When we studied ancient Egypt or Greece or Rome, I was the kid who wanted to present on their religion. From stories of gods to ancient temples, I had the unconscious awareness of religion’s power in shaping societies of the past, and religion’s power to shape us in the future. When I was in college, my fascination with religion turned into an academic pursuit and was honed in graduate school. I spent years studying world religions,... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | 0 comments
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Ellen and I never subject our kids (and ourselves) to "children's music." We have a couple of CDs, but mostly we play our own stuff. Thus, the Anna and Henry have eclectic appreciations of everything from Sam Cooke to R.E.M. to the Milk Carton Kids. But, one "kids" album we do play regularly is Schoolhouse Rock. Vicariously, the songs are a nostalgia trip for Ellen and I, but the kids certainly seem to enjoy all the favorites: "Conjunction Junction," "Three is a Magic Number," and... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | 0 comments
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