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    going bananas

    by  • August 30, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    I came up to write this evening without much on my mind. Today has been another cool, rainy, and gray day (in August!) and I felt on the inside much like the weather felt on the inside. So I began clicking on some of the news links in the sidebar to see if I...

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    some dreams

    by  • August 28, 2006 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Ginger and I spent the afternoon at the Marshfield Fair yesterday. For over a hundred and fifty years, Marshfield has been the town on the South Shore that hosts a fair with everything from lambs to lionhead bunnies and ferris wheels to fried dough. Something about the fair makes me hungry. My afternoon could...

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    breaking the code

    by  • August 28, 2006 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    The blog is taking on a new look because it was the only way I could figure out to deal with the disappearance of the sidebar on the other template. As much as I like blogging, that sentence is so boring it makes my teeth hurt. I know way more about HTML code than...

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    feeding friendships

    by  • August 25, 2006 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Last night was my one night this week to not be working in my restaurant, so Ginger and I went to eat in someone else’s place. We got a call a couple of weeks ago from friends in Winchester who wanted to get together for a meal. It’s Restaurant Week in Boston, which means...

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    it was a dark and stormy night

    by  • August 24, 2006 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    One of the biggest hurdles to clear as a writer is the first sentence. You want to grab the attention of your reader and pull them into your story. One of the first authors I remember as a kid — Snoopy — began his work with, “It was a dark and stormy night.” That...

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    big change

    by  • August 23, 2006 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Ginger goes back to work today. Her sabbatical and vacation have ended and she is getting ready to go to her office at the church. She woke up early and has been a bundle of activity all morning: she took Gracie to the beach for a walk and a prayer, washed her car and...

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    if I had a boat

    by  • August 22, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    My writing schedule is off this week because I’m working more at the Red Lion Inn. Robert, the head chef, had a chance to get away for a few days with his family and I’m filling in some of the shifts. He has been so generous in working with my schedule so I could...

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    bartender jesus

    by  • August 21, 2006 • Uncategorized • 10 Comments

    Since our senior pastor is on vacation, I’ve preached three of the last four weeks. Since the Lectionary in August can’t seem to get away from “bread” passages, I’ve preached from some of my favorite scenes in the gospels. This week I realized I had created an inadvertent sermon miniseries on some of the...

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    these days in an open book

    by  • August 17, 2006 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Ginger has an unusual attachment to her Wrangler. When she came back from the “southern sojourn” of her sabbatical, I drove her Jeep to Providence to pick her up. When she got to the car, she hugged it – she didn’t think I saw her. On these highs-in-the-seventies-cloudless- summer-afternoon-drive-with-the-top-down kind of days, I understand...

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