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Laura Felleman
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Maundy Thursday 2017


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Iowa Grandmothers


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Poetry Reading March 24, 2017


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At the Ground Level
The map below comes from an article on City Lab.com about current economic conditions around the United States.  Green represents counties where kids living below the poverty line might make it into the middle class given the social safety net available whe...

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Riding the Bus
A poetic moment on the bus.  Putting my hospital chaplaincy training to use.

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Epiphany, Age 5
Spooked The theophany occurred in the basement of the home of William Jennings Bryan, which by then had been converted into a daycare center for the children of the staff of Bryan Memorial Hospital. I was in the play room by myself, surveying the toy kitche...

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Reject the Numbness, II
Myrrh And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not. -Mark 15:23 Why did you refuse their mercy? Without it, the impact of nail through tissue-bone-tendon drove undeadened into the brain. The agony of gravity reverberated undamp...

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Reject the Numbness
Jesus was offered myrrh-ed wine before the crucifixion, but he didn't take it.  (Mark 15:23)  Apparently, such wine was commonly offered to the crucified because of myrrh's pain-deadening properties. The image a Jesus rejecting myrrh keeps coming back to me...

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Poetry Reading 01/20/17

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