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Short Story Wednesdays: “A Father’s Story” by Andre Dubus

This week, we turn to Andre Dubus’s “A Father’s Story”, available here. “Ethics demands an infinite movement, it demands disclosure. The aesthetic hero, then, can speak but will not.” -S. Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling On July 23, 1986, Andre Dubus pulled over onto the side of the road to help a couple of strangers, male […]

Andre Dubus on Sleeping Sacraments and Receptive Conditions

From the immobilized author’s essay “Sacraments,” collected in Meditations from a Movable Chair, ht MS: Sacraments are myriad. It is good to be baptized, to confess and be reconciled, to receive Communion, to be confirmed, to be ordained a priest, to marry, or to be anointed with the sacrament of healing. But it is limiting […]

Tongue-Tied and Dancing with Andre Dubus

A particularly beautiful passage from Andre II’s short story, “A Father’s Story,” that encapsulates much of what is most powerful about, well, church. Or at least, liturgy. Almost enough to raise this blogger’s rock-bottom sacramentology, ht MS: Do not think of me as a spiritual man whose every thought during those twenty-five minutes is at […]

The Benefit of Living in the World as a Cripple

From Andre Dubus’ essay “A Woman In April”, which can be found in the Broken Vessels collection. Dubus, as you may know, was hit by a car in 1986 while trying to assist a couple on the side of the road, and lost the use of both of his legs, ht MS: “Living in the […]