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Harry Potter Halloween Tea

Last year, Steven and I worked the Harry Potter Tea at the Copper Kettle in Foley AL. Steven played the sorting hat, and sorted the guests into their houses as they arrived through the brick wall at Platform 9 3/4. Later in the evening he played Nearly Headless Nick, the house ghost for Gryffindor. I… Continue reading Harry Potter Halloween Tea

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Notre Dame Response

I wrote this piece for my creative writing class last semester, but now after having visited the site in Paris, I feel that now is the time to share it... April 15th Burning in the heart of Paris The Angles are weeping As Fire guts Notre Dame Cathedral Prayers are offered from around the world… Continue reading Notre Dame Response

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The Western Church in the Middle Ages

The early medieval church became a source of religious and political power. In 1000-1215 A.D. the economy of western Europe was expanding rapidly and the church took advantage of this opportunity to gain authority. The church was able to expand upon this growing economic power with great reformed minded popes who wanted to restore the… Continue reading The Western Church in the Middle Ages