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    scene work

    by  • May 28, 2007 • Uncategorized • 7 Comments

    One of my quirks is I don’t like to be late to a movie, and by not being late I mean I want to be there when the previews start. I want to see the thing that tells me to turn off my cell phone and put my trash in the provided receptacles. When...

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    song and dance man

    by  • May 25, 2007 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    Today is Bob Dylan’s birthday; he’s sixty-six. Though I’m not one of those who owns every Dylan record, I am one who has been marked by his words and music. He is someone who has articulated life both personally and prophetically. I thought I would take some time to say thanks. I got my...

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    you had to be there

    by  • May 24, 2007 • Uncategorized • 8 Comments

    My day started with preparing breakfast for some of our church members. Ginger put out the word last week and invited anyone in the congregation born in or before 1932 to come over to our house. Five folks came and we had a great time. (I also tried a new dish that turned out...

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    hymn in search of a tune

    by  • May 23, 2007 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Let God Be Named Let God be named by our farthest reach,Not by our fears, or the rules we preach,By what unites, not what tears a breach,Let God by named by love. Let God be named by our deepest dream,Our hearts’ desire, our brightest beam,Pushing past doubts that around us teem,Let God be named...

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    work and wait

    by  • May 22, 2007 • Uncategorized • 9 Comments

    Our garden is almost planted. The rain finally stopped some time last night so I got out this morning and put in the rest of the tomatoes and a few other things. Instead of annuals, I’ve filled most all of our containers and with various kinds of herbs. Here is the complete list (I...

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    vive la resistance

    by  • May 21, 2007 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Some days – perhaps most days – I write because I think I have something to say or I have a conversation I hope to begin. Some nights – like tonight – I write to show (myself) I can make the letters line up in words and sentences to make some sort of meaning....

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    no room at the inn

    by  • May 19, 2007 • Uncategorized • 13 Comments

    Today felt more like March than May. I drove up to the Inn about three o’clock to find The Owner and see if I couldn’t get a clearer picture of what is going on. The first person I saw was one of the other chefs I work with who was coming out of the...

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    advanced calculus

    by  • May 18, 2007 • Uncategorized • 9 Comments

    About a month ago, I checked in with the doctor who monitors my antidepressants feeling reasonably confident: I made it all winter without feeling seriously depressed, which is a first in the last six years. I instigated a conversation about cutting back on one of my medications to see how I would tolerate it....

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    the calculus of being human

    by  • May 17, 2007 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    I’ve been surprised with a week to myself because The Owner didn’t put me on the schedule at The Inn – and he didn’t give me any explanation. I called Sunday night to see if I was working Monday (which I have done for the last eight months) and was told they had not...

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    no strings on love

    by  • May 16, 2007 • Uncategorized • 14 Comments

    I was at a Rich Mullins concert some time in the early nineties when, in the course of his concert banter, his tone took a turn that became as dangerous as it was didactic. “We should all be praying,” he said, “that Bill and Hillary Clinton would be killed in a car accident.” The...

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