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“Of Faith and Feathers”

Flourish magazine, March 2011

The editors of Flourish commissioned from me an essay for the “Last Page” section of the quarterly journal. I had recently revisited Updike’s story “Pigeon Feathers” and, not longer after, O’Connor’s “The Displaced Person.” Both coalesced into what was, for me, a meditation on seeing. Read it here.

“Camera Obscura, Fiat Lux!” and “Ars Longa, Vita Brevis.”

The Columbia Daily Tribune, December 2008.

In the name of fun for the holiday season—and to shake up the drab reputation museums tend to incur—my editor and I came up with an idea to do a completely irreverent series in which “this reporter” explored the world-class museums on either side of Columbia: The St. Louis Art Museum and Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins. Find part I/St. Louis (here) and part II/Kansas City (here).