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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thomas Moore thoughtfully responds to critics

Thomas Moore explores the ethics of literary criticism in his new blog post, "Thanks and a Response to My Critics". He writes about readers responding to his books and what he'd like them to know: "I don’t want to be defensive in this defense of the writer’s craft. I just want to respond, knowing that irresponsible criticism will continue. It’s part of the game of publishing. But if you want to be a good writer, you have to learn this lesson about the power of words: Use them carefully and feel their weight." In this piece, Moore addresses two specific complaints about his offerings.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Father is in the sky, on the earth, and in ourselves

We need deep, guiding, sensitive, vulnerable, gentle fathers according to Thomas Moore's column "Men who are Fathers" in the July-August 2012 issue of Spirituality & Health magazine. Moore recounts experiences with his grandfather and father, and fathering his own children:
"I sense these moments of fathering as injections of soul blood into my being, making my life more significant. I feel a kind of giving that enhances me as it flows from such a deep place that my will is hardly engaged."
Read his piece and contribute your own reactions and responses to his public Facebook page. Fatherhood is too important to appreciate only on the third Sunday in June.