Book Review – Heading Home Field Notes

By Peter Anderson Conundrum Press, 2017 978-1-9422-8021-7; 84 pp.; $14.99 Reviewed by Lynda La Rocca Short, but sweet – and wistful, sad, thoughtful, funny, poignant, or filled with longing. That’s how I’d describe the essays that make up Crestone-based writer, teacher and poet Peter Anderson’s latest book, Heading Home: Field Notes. These lyrical musings, which […]

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Quillen’s Corner: Give Me That Old-Time Religion

By Martha Quillen Trump’s mean-spirited but wildly popular insults have come as a bit of a shock to America and the world. But it’s hard to imagine a really nice guy becoming president. The idea of a peaceful, benevolent leader seems antithetical to American enterprise. Smiling George W. gleefully pitched us into war, and coolly […]

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Football and Religion

By John Mattingly With the playoffs going full force and the Super Bowl on the horizon, my mind wandered back to many years ago when my wife and I got married. We made a deal: I would go to Roman Catholic mass with her on Sunday morning if she would watch football with me on […]

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Los Penitentes del Valle

Understanding the Penitente Church in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico by Ruben E. Archuleta Slowly and methodically the candles on the candelabrum are extinguished one by one as the Hermanos (Brothers) recite their prayers and sing the mournful alabados (Penitente hymns) until the last of the thirteen candles is out leaving the morada (meeting […]

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Prisoner wants help with ancient rites

Letter from John Rothermel Religion – October 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Prisoner wants outside help for ancient rites Dear Mr. Quillen: I hope this finds you well. I am John Rothermel, a Godi — that is, a “priest” of Asatru — here at Buena Vista Correction Facility. Several months ago, I was told by […]

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