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    by  • February 1, 2007 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    A family is gathering for a mealoutside Spokanethe daughter is stillwearing her soccer uniformthe mother is chattingas she passes the potatoesthe father is nonverbal, tiredtrying to engage the dog iswaiting for someone to share They will finish their dinnerstheir conversationstheir homeworkthey will turn on the televisionthe phone will ring several timesit will not be...

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    a creative act

    by  • February 1, 2007 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    As I drove to work this morning my ears perked up when I heard Charlestown mentioned on the news because it’s our old neighborhood in Boston. What they were saying was quite disconcerting: I-93 northbound was closed, as was the Sullivan Square subway station because “a suspicious package” had been found that looked like...

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    only connect

    by  • January 31, 2007 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Since our first real cold snap a week or two ago, the door on the driver’s side of my Jeep Cherokee Sport has been locked up. I’ve become quite adept at entering the car from the passenger side and, I’m sure, have provided a good bit of amusement to people in various parking lots...

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    can you hear me now?

    by  • January 30, 2007 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    There are days that writing comes easy and days it doesn’t. There are also a lot of days in between where I find something to say once I get myself up the stairs and put my fingers on the keyboard. Every so often comes a day like today where the issue is not whether...

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    requiem for darfur

    by  • January 29, 2007 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Just as I was getting to work on Saturday, Scott Simon introduced a segment about a Carnagie Hall performance of Verdi’s Requiem to benefit the refugees from Darfur. I made a mental note and went to the web site to listen to the program. What I know of classical music I mostly learned from...

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    lives in the balance

    by  • January 25, 2007 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    I’ve spent the better part of my day reading about what is happening in Darfur in preparation for a worship service we are going to devote to what is happening there and in other parts of Africa. Between the news of famine, AIDS, malaria, and all the other things that afflict the continent, Darfur...

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    by  • January 25, 2007 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Several experiences and conversations this week have set me to thinking about the words I both say and hear. My thoughts turned to poetry. Here is my attempt to describe some of what I am feeling. reverberation the air in the room is thick with leftbehind words from long agowords from last weekwords we...

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    rag tag army

    by  • January 23, 2007 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    My musings on church a couple of days ago led me to look up an old friend. When I was in seminary, someone gave me a copy of The Way of the Wolf by Martin Bell, who was described as an Episcopal priest and a private detective. The book is a series of short...

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    these are my peeps

    by  • January 22, 2007 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Friday and Saturday were two of the best days I’ve ever had working at the Inn. We worked hard, we worked well, and we had fun. Part of the reason things went as well as they did was we were appropriately staffed – finally. Part of it was Chef made some minor adjustments to...

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    tired, new eyes

    by  • January 18, 2007 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    I’ve worked two days at the Inn since I decided to go back and have quickly realized the two weeks away lessened my capacity to work ten and eleven hour shifts. In short, I’ve come home tired, which is one of the reasons I didn’t write last night. My fortnight of forced freedom also...

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