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The Gospel of Cantaloupe

What does it mean to love one’s neighbor?

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“Whoever has two coats is to share it with he who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”

— Luke 3:11

When I was a kid, dad grew cantaloupes in abundance. Summers tasted of cantaloupe, warm and messy straight from the vine, or cold with salt out of the fridge. One day, when I was eight, I…




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Mary Volmer

Mary Volmer

Author of novels Crown of Dust (2010) and Reliance, Illinois (2016), professor, avid reader, mom, has-been athlete…

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