Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Meredith Gould, Interview #125

Name:  Meredith Gould 

here you live:  Baltimore, Maryland 

What you do as a vocation or avocation?

For vocation: write about faith and spiritual life; For work: write about health and healthcare. For fun: collect cheesy religious kitsch, but not indiscriminately so. 

Your two favorite books:

Among many faves: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving and Ordinary People as Monks and Mystics by Marsha Sinetar 

Your two favorite songs:

Calling All Angels (Jane Siberry); One of Us (Joan Osborne) 

Why you are interested in spirituality?
Pondering essential essence is a never-ending adventure that I also find calming and comforting. It’s a mystic thing. 

Your favorite quote:
Hate to be greedy, but here are two: "You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” Friedrich Nietzsche and  “What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open.”  Muriel Rukeseyer 

Your favorite web sites:
I’m going to respond with a few blogs that never fail to make me gasp and laugh, sometimes gasping with laughter:
 Nag on the Lake
Post It Notes From My Idiot Boss
Hyperbole and a Half; and 
Story of the Day from StoryPeople

Your hero?
St. Teresa of Avila 

A spiritual lesson you hope to learn?  

God’s will, not mine, be done – even when I make a fuss. 

A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?"
Wherever there are mountains. 

Personal blog: More Meredith Gould
Blog for dotMagis
Personal website:
Selected books of mine:
Deliberate Acts of Kindness: Service as a Spiritual Practice (Doubleday);  
Why Is There a Menorah on the Altar? Jewish Roots of Christian Worship (Seabury).

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