Two Joys, of the Big Variety

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This week brought two great joys.

My second son, Milo Robert Hinst, was born on February 19. Big healthy fella: just a drop shy of 9 lbs., a shade short of 22″.

And on the day we brought him home from the hospital, I had a surprise in my mailbox: copies of my first long-form print publication. My novella, A Fortune,  appears in Big Fiction #5.

Often I listen to my life and hear God playing chords, resonant notes over notes. This is one of those moments. The theme of this issue of Big Fiction is “Life and Death.” …

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