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by Betsy Singleton Snyder

Monday, May 8, 2017

“Momma’s drinking Gatorade!” they murmured amongst themselves. As if the waters of the nearby Arkansas River would sooner part than the purple pass my lips. As if I had broken a weirdo adult taboo of my own creation, which I did. As if I had uttered a serious curse wor...

Thursday, April 20, 2017


I had a professor in college who believed in true love at first sight. Pretty crazy, I thought to myself. One day, while teaching Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” he let his class know that he himself had experienced love at first sight. Lasting love could be f...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

     I'm driving along in my car, minding my steering wheel, when purple fountain grass catches my eye. It’s waving like a spectacular part of a woman’s hat, plumes bobbing in an offhanded nod. That single, passing observation quickly takes me elsewhere. I discove...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    In my spiritual tradition, we have a peculiar Christian ritual some might consider strange. As a way to symbolize the forty days preceding Easter and the season of Lent, we gather on Ash Wednesday and the pastor smears our foreheads with ashes in the sign of a...

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Betsy Singleton Snyder is a

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