Slow-Cooked Sentences: Words as sustenance




Photos by Marcel Levy.

Hello there! My name is Rachael Conlin Levy, and words are my sustenance.

As a former newspaper reporter, I like to ask questions, challenge assumptions, and draw connections. As a reader and writer, I like the shape and sound and taste of sentences. This blog is where thoughts simmer like a pot of beans on the stove. Delicious results come with time and salt.



Slow-Cooked Sentences is a record of my intellectual, creative, and spiritual journey of becoming me. The essays and stories are imaginative connections across divergent issues in literature, science, art, philosophy, politics, and religion, all of which guide me as I write my way toward understanding myself and the world. Stories, real and imagined, provide the scaffolding as I construct my life and construe meaning from action.

My work has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, The Las Vegas Sun, Kindred, and elsewhere.


This blog began in 2007 as a labor of love, born in response to the inverse relationship between mothering and writing — more to write about, less time to write. Today Slow-Cooked Sentences continues to be a place gritty with reality, a place where risks were taken, a place of nourishment.

Welcome to my table.


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