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    church as family

    by  • September 21, 2006 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    As the day fades, the thoughts in my head swirl like water going down a drain. I’m not sure I can make much sense of them before they disappear. Since Sunday is getting closer by the minute, I’ve been turning the idea of family as metaphor for church over and over in my mind....

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    einstein’s ipod

    by  • September 20, 2006 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    The last of the seniors from youth group leaves for college tomorrow. She’s going to a school in Washington State that, I suppose, starts late so they don’t cut into anyone’s time in the sun. I’m particularly glad it worked out for her to be here for our Mission Trip dinner because she was...

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    talk like a pirate

    by  • September 19, 2006 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    I would be remiss if I did not begin by pointing out that September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Please act and speak accordingly. Arrr. I would guess it’s a big day in Arrrgentina and Arrrkansas, among other places. Might be a good day to go to an Arrr-rated movie. I’m...

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    feeling and failing

    by  • September 18, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    After today, I have two weeks before my time at Hanover comes to an end. Tonight we had the Stockholders’ Dinner for those who helped us go on the mission trip to Jackson, Mississippi. The evening went well and I sorely missed all our graduated folks who are now writing the first chapter of...

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    so long, ann — and thanks

    by  • September 14, 2006 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    Ann Richards died yesterday of esophageal cancer. She was seventy-three. Living in Texas during the seventies and eighties meant getting to hear and watch Ann Richards. She was, to me, the epitome of a Texas woman, brash and beautiful at the same time. I’m proud to say we share the same alma mater —...

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    learning from laughter

    by  • September 14, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    Good news to report tonight: Rachel went home today, five days after her surgery. She is in good spirits and is feeling well, all things considered. Now the challenge is figuring out how life will look for her and Reuben, my father-in-law, who has some issues of his own. Thanks again for your prayers....

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    the art of friendship

    by  • September 12, 2006 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    We are in the middle of a string of beautiful early autumn days in New England. I have the day off and I’m sitting at my MacBook in the Kiskadee Coffee Company in downtown Plymouth relishing the afternoon. My mother-in-law is continuing her good progress: it looks like she’ll go home tomorrow. Amazing. I...

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    marking the day

    by  • September 12, 2006 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I started my day, as I’m sure many did, being inundated by the various morning talk shows’ commemoration of the September 11 anniversary. By nine-thirty, I was on my way to the restaurant, having said goodbye to Ginger, who was on her way back to Birmingham. I didn’t get off work until 9:30 tonight,...

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    say it again

    by  • September 11, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    First, let me say a word of thanks for the prayers and words of encouragement. My mother-in-law is “ahead of schedule” according to her doctor: she was moved to a room Saturday morning and was up walking down the hall less than forty-eight hours after the surgery. She is weak but in good spirits....

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    a quick update

    by  • September 9, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    Here’s the news: Rachel had triple-bypass surgery today. She was in surgery about four and a half hours and did very well. She had no complications during the procedure. She weathered the anesthesia well and is alert, but groggy tonight. Thanks for all the prayers and words of support. Peace,Milton

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