Author Archives: Carlene Byron

About Carlene Byron

Writer, editor, publicist, communications project manager ... I've written technology and infrastructure; I used to edit New England Church Life and The New England Christian and I've freelanced to publications ranging from Commonweal to Christianity Today. I'm now living in my hometown in Maine and am speaking about global perspectives on suicide prevention.

How to Contain the Immigrant Threat


Newly naturalized Americans can’t imagine that the US would ‘patrol and secure’ them. But we’ve done it to Italians and Japanese before. What does God say? Continue reading

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Christmas Has Only Begun!


It’s nearly 9 on Christmas night. Many of you were awakened hours ago by excited children eager to tear into the packages under the tree. You enjoyed the traditional dinner — whatever that is in your family — and then, … Continue reading

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Touch a Memory: Christmas at Auntie’s


Just like Auntie’s blown glass garland, my own keeps getting shorter each year. I hope I take better care as I gently touch these memories of Christmases past. Continue reading

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Touch a Memory: Mantel with Mugs


The dining room mantel in our home was a place to display precious things — like the watering pot hand-decorated by my mother’s painting teacher and the black pitcher that was among the “mid-century modern” she collected before she ended … Continue reading

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Touch a Memory: Christmas Gifts from Choir


During the holidays we open boxes and boxes of memories, often touching on our families and the love we have shared. Through Epiphany, I will be touching memories on this, my first Christmas without parents or spouse. Continue reading

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