Your Graduate School Survival Kit.

by Anna Blanch on August 20, 2010

For some of you, it may be a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, hence: Coffee does more than Milton can,to justifie the ways of God to Man. (There’s a variation on that quote from A.D. Houseman, if you know it.) For others it may be getting your necessary 10 hugs a day […]


Some Folks You Need to Meet: Jennifer Linkous

by Anna Blanch on December 13, 2009

The second cab off the rank in my series on Some Folks you Need to Meet and the 12 days of Community is Jennifer Linkous. She’s the author of Twelve Steps Closer and a member of Highcallingblogs. I asked Jennifer some questions to get to know the what and why of her blog! Tell me […]


Some folks you need to meet: Sam Van Eman

by Anna Blanch on December 10, 2009

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me A partridge in a pear tree. The first cab off the rank in my series on Some Folks you Need to Meet and the 12 days of Community is Sam Van Eman. He’s the author of New Breed of Advertisers and a contributor […]


Following L.L’s lead in freely sharing and promoting the work of others in her post Seedlings in Stone: 12 Days of Self-Promotion, Sorta and appropriate considering some of the wonderful bloggers over at HighCallingBlogs and their 12 Days of Community project I thought I’d join in. Sharing the work of others is one of the […]


205th Post on Goannatree!

by Anna Blanch on September 20, 2009

I love to celebrate. You might have noticed this when i celebrated the 150th post on Goannatree not that long ago! If Television shows can do it, so can I! I have so much to be thankful for. Lots has changed for me of late! When i wrote the 150th post i was living in […]


Goannatree’s Purpose

by Anna Blanch on September 3, 2009

I thought it time to get back to basics with a fundamental post on the basic premises of this blog. My stated aim, as seen over there on the sidebar at right is that this blog is about: Examining faith, the Bible, and theology,in the context of literature,popular culture and current affairs. I should note […]


Creating Intellectual community in the blogosphere

by Anna Blanch on August 18, 2009

I am a scholar blogger – what does that mean? L.L Barkat recently included this quote in a comment on a post of hers at Highcalling.com “Ceremonies will use gesture and movement: processions, recessions, comings and goings, dance, hugs, kisses, handshakes, joined hands, clapping, plantings, harvestings, offertories, receivings, denials, blessings, burials, tears, laughter.” (Gertrud Nelson) […]


Goannatree: What’s in a name?

by Anna Blanch on August 6, 2009

The name of this blog, Goannatree, is not something I feel I can adequately explain to others without destroying the whole made up of disparate parts. However, and even at the risk of stripping away the combined meaning of the title, because I’ve been asked many times… Goannatree incorporates elements of my heritage, my name, […]


Goannatree’s 150th Post

July 28, 2009

This marks Goannatree’s 150th post. I enjoy celebrations and i think it is important to mark milestones and to herald achievements! I feel like i am finally hitting my stride and I hope you will continue to regularly visit to enjoy the ride. Looking Forward A Redesign. Lots of guest posts from fabulous, talented contributors […]

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The contemplative life; or the difference between dreams and reality

July 21, 2009

I love to write when creativity strikes and while I would contend that is in a place of unbridled crativity that my best ideas come it is not usually where I can expect to write polished pieces. Often the moments of creativity produce sparks and tangents that take time, control, and discipline to flesh out […]

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