Life Choices

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Anna Keating and kids

TCC’s own Anna Keating describes needing a break from the barrage of questions surrounding her first pregnancy, to just be with the “sheer wonder, terror and delight of being pregnant for the first time.” Read her essay in America here: Life Choices. Photos after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down by R.L. Burnside

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R.L. Burnside

“Take away my sin and give me grace.”

After a long day (or year) “Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down” by the Mississippi blues man R.L. Burnside, is the perfect song for sitting on the back porch. Burnside sings vocals on the 2000 album of the same name, but was too old and sick at the time to play guitar. It would be his last recording. Burnside knew what it was to have family members murdered and to take a man’s life. Listen to the song and the album after the jump:

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Stephen Colbert on Gratitude, Loss, and His Faith

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Stephen Colbert

“I am here to know God, love God, serve God…I got that from my mom.”

The new host of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert talks to GQ about losing his dad and siblings, and the faith that was passed on to him by his mom. Here’s the excerpt on faith and family from MillennialColbert on Gratitude, Loss and Faith. The full interview is here: The Late Great Stephen Colbert

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TCC Reads: Big Brother by Lionel Shriver

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Big Brother by Lionel Shriver

Our own Melissa Musick recommends Lionel Shriver’s novel about a sister who takes in her obese brother, Big Brother. “A hallmark of religion is that there are rules, particularly about sex, money and food. Probably because sex, money and food hold such power over us.” Read the rest of her review after the jump:

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