Book cover for Matthew Vollmer's This World is Not Your Home
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Book Review: “This World is Not Your Home”

An adventurous thought journey of a former Seventh Day Adventist-turned-Episcopalian’s pivotal musings on faith, family, and survival. In this collection of essays, stories, and reports, essayist and fiction writer Matthew Vollmer treats his latest assemblage like an astronomical map, charting out the steps from his past to trace the trajectories of things to come. Vollmer […]

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“Reader, I married…my book.”

On reading Praying with Jane Eyre as a sacred text. Dearest reader, Have you ever read or owned a book—or series—that, when the weather hits just right, or the anniversary of when this book first meant something more to you looms near, you pick up for the hundredth time in its lifespan on your shelf […]

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Essays

Why I Write (or, Why I Can’t Speak)

That sensation of not knowing what you’re writing towards, yet learning the answer that completes the half-formed sentence with just as much immediacy is a thrill that I’ve come to embrace with reluctant passion over time. It is why I contradict myself on a daily basis. I both am and am not writing.

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Essays | Travel Writing

The New Year’s Wish

You close out the year you visited your family and buried your grandmother by spending New Year’s Eve with them all in Iloilo. You walk with your cousins through the streets of Calaparan in single file at night, hugging the road’s shoulder. The sun set hours ago, yet the heat from the day leaves a […]

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