Posts made in January, 2010

Writing Sample from Jean Hoefling’s Great Lent Unplugged

Posted by on Jan 30, 2010 in Portfolio | 1 comment

…No recipe so captures the essence of Lent as does the ever-popular Potato-On-a-Plate. Here in the steaming spud rolling about alone on a stark white plate is a powerful metaphor for the humble Lenten soul, with God alone its expectation. God of course is represented by the life-giving parsley. You have only to boil a potato for each dining participant and distribute them among the dinner plates. An austere sprinkling of salt completes the Spartan presentation. The simplicity of this repast will so overwhelm family members that words will fail them. Instead, there will be wide-eyed...

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Song Parody by Julie Payne

Posted by on Jan 1, 2010 in Portfolio | 0 comments

Sample Acronym Song for a lending company IT’S TEAM WORK (“Say, Hey I Love You” by Michael Franti)   We say hey goin’ strong today Prob’ly doesn’t always feel that way Seems like everywhere you go The more things change The less you know But you know one thing It takes teamwork It’s teamwork It’s teamwork It’s teamwork   There’ve been a lot of changes all around the way Changes to the HELOC, CBU and FHA But you speak a common language yes indeed, APR, HOA, PMI, LTV   An ARM is not a limb but an adjustable rate GFE is a thing that is done in good faith...

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Writing Sample from Jean Hoefling’s Journey to God

Posted by on Jan 1, 2010 in Portfolio | 0 comments

Crampons spark against rock in the darkness before dawn as we grind over scree above Camp Muir. The sun climbs. I unzip my chartreuse parka; I am too hot yet not warm enough in the fever of overexertion. The morning is too bright, filtering into an eerie aquamarine slash of crevasse that looms deep as we edge across an ice bridge. We traverse an infinite snowfield pocked with sun cups. The grip of the ice axe brings spasms to my numbed hands; trail mix is gravel in my mouth. The world grows narrow– too narrow. When I know there is nothing left, I stop inching toward the summit in the...

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