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Personal Essays | My Slobbery, Comforting Shadow

April 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Out of everyone, it seemed that Murray, our family dog, was the one who best sensed my bewildered, raw grief. He looked up at me with his large, concerned eyes and I felt understood. He didn’t prod me forward when I wasn’t ready to move yet. He didn’t judge me for my contradicting, inconsistent emotions. He loved me and accepted me, just as I was. [...]

Flailing Toward Grace

August 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

I’m no longer devout, but I grew up loving the rituals of the Catholic church: incense, holy water, rosary beads, ash. This was magic. Alchemy. A prayer turned ordinary [...]

The Lion, the Wild, and the Woman

August 3, 2015 // 2 Comments

When I was little, one of my favorite stories was C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I enjoyed all of the creatures in it—humans and forest animals and [...]

Working Toward Grace

July 27, 2015 // 1 Comment

My dad drank Budweiser for breakfast and Chivas for lunch. Then he usually crashed by early evening, leaving me guessing what he would’ve had for dinner. I’m fairly [...]

Essay | Center Stage

October 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Debra Doggett has been many things in life: actor, filmmaker, historian, writer, but finds putting words to paper the most satisfying. After years of moving around the US, [...]
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