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    Eric Clayton

    Eric A. Clayton is the deputy director of communications for the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. He has a BA in creative writing and international studies from Fairfield University and an MA in international media from American University. Eric writes Story Scraps on Substack. He lives in Baltimore, MD, with his wife and two daughters. Clayton is the author of Cannonball Moments: Telling Your Story, Deepening Your Faith and My Life with the Jedi: The Spirituality of Star Wars.

    Celebrating Star Wars Day

    I didn’t grow up celebrating Star Wars Day—mostly because it didn’t exist as an organized holiday until I was an adult. May the 4th was just the fourth day...

    When the Poem Comes to Life

    In the woods of central Maryland there sits an unassuming chair. It’s big, thick, and old. It’s set in its place, with wooden legs sinking into mud and grass...

    Lent Propels Us to Easter

    Easter is still a few weeks away. We find ourselves muddling through the doldrums of Lent. But I want to make a bold claim: Now is the time to...

    At the Edge of the Desert

    The high point of our tour through Morocco was always meant to be the camel ride in the desert. The trip was designed that way; it was a big, country-wide...

    A Jesuit Saint for the New Year: Joseph Pignatelli, SJ

    The start of a new year is inevitably a moment of transition. And transitions can be challenging. Excitement for the new collides with nostalgia for what’s already gone. Possibility and...

    Collecting Past and Present

    There’s a tiny games and hobbies shop off the highway near my house. I have to make at least one U-turn to find it. Even then, the only way...