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Serving Your Apprenticeship

     I never really thought about apprenticeship until I came across a mention of a writer’s apprenticeship in Monica Wood’s The Pocket Muse: Ideas and Inspirations for Writing. It’s a nice book, filled with prompts and thoughts and pictures, but the idea of the apprenticeship really stayed with me. Wood says of herself at thirty-three … Continue reading

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On Human Will

Near the beginning of Ingmar Bergman’s The Magician (1958), the protagonist, a traveling magician played by Max von Sydow, encounters a dying alcoholic actor. The man mourns his life: how God never used him, never recognized what a “strong and devoted slave” he was and never called. These words have returned to me again and … Continue reading