Portraits ++ Richard Rossi Live

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In 1991 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Richard Rossi started his radio show, “Richard Rossi Live,” where he quickly caused a stir by accusing many evangelical churches of being “‘whores’ who sold the Gospel of Christ for money and popularity” (Pittsburgh Press).  Raised a Roman Catholic, Rossi became “an active Christian” through the charismatic movement and in […]

Stories: Once upon a time. . .

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“. . . red-faced with the pure, foolish joy of the whole thing.” Last year, on the twenty-third of April, my first and almost certainly only grandchild was born.  Sometime in June or July I started telling him this story.  I have told it to him, adding a bit at each telling, every time we […]

A Guest: Three Poems by Deborah Lass

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A Reigning Faith By Deborah Lass As the storm moves away a bird nearby sings God is l am You are We are Faith reigns Freedom flows Wind blows We walk We run We stand We sit We come We go We are all of the same one Good God is good God is love […]

The New Bates Webster Gallery: October 2015

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  “I made that in 2008, I think that’s right!  It is watercolor.  The girls got watercolor sets in their stockings for Christmas so we all sat in the kitchen painting for days.  My critters in the painting remind me of all different types of people.  I use critters because animals are generally pleasant to […]

The New Bates Webster Gallery: An Introduction

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  “I made that in 2008, I thinks that’s right!  It is watercolor.  The girls got watercolor sets in their stocking for Christmas so we all sat in the kitchen painting for days.  My critters in the painting remind me of all different types of people.  I use critters because animals are generally pleasant to […]