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Duke Divinity School & Diversity

Duke Divinity School is in the news again. This time a conservative professor was critical of diversity training and urged his colleagues to stay away: ““Don’t lay waste your time by doing so. It’ll be, I predict with confidence, intellectually flaccid: there’ll … Continue reading

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Just Keep Going

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my latest book. Just Keep Going: Advice on Writing and Life by Jeanette Stokes (RCWMS, 2016) $20.00 (includes tax & shipping) “In this book you’ll find a wise guide, a skilled writer and … Continue reading

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My father was arrest in 1972

NYT reports today: “The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday passed a bill that would effectively ban abortions by subjecting doctors who perform them to felony charges and revoking their medical licenses — the first legislation of its kind.” This is why … Continue reading

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Following a Female Line

Following a Female Line by Jeanette Stokes (Words & Spirit, 2015) Regular price $20.00 ISBN 978-0-9821848-7-5 Jeanette Stokes began to suspect that values she found wedged in her psyche were an unwitting inheritance from the women in her female line. How in … Continue reading

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There is such great sadness in the wake of the murder of three beautiful young Muslim adults: Deah Barakat, 23, his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and Abu-Salha’s sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19. I had this thought: If the gunman in Chapel … Continue reading

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Leaving Day

When I think of the memoir I wrote about my dad, Flying Over Home, the picture that always comes to mind is this one. (See below for ways to buy the book.) Here’s what I wrote about the photograph in an excerpt … Continue reading

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A Riot of Tulips

The Duke Gardens were especially beautiful this past weekend. The tulips nearly took my breath away. Each bed was more beautiful than the next. Cool weather and some rain has kept the flowers fresh longer than usual. What fun it … Continue reading

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