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    christian names

    by  • November 21, 2007 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    As Ginger and I looked through the Yellow Pages last Saturday trying to find a phone number for Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, I began to notice the names of the churches as sort of a “found” poem. Here, then, is what we found: Christian Names First, FriendshipGalilee, Grace, GethsemaneMounts Calvary, Carmel, Sinai, ZionNew Canaan,...

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    what it takes to get ready

    by  • November 20, 2007 • Uncategorized • 10 Comments

    Though it is only Tuesday, today is the day I start working on the turkey. I’m writing from the café at Whole Foods Market in Birmingham where I called last week to reserve my bird: free range, fresh, never frozen. “I want one of those birds who spends all day running and playing and...

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    new to our turkey table

    by  • November 20, 2007 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Here are a few of the new recipes I’m trying out this year. Some have already been checked out in the Don’t Eat Alone Test Kitchen, others we’ll all taste for the first time on Thursday. I think they’ll all measure up just fine. Here are a couple more vegetable ideas: roasted red curry...

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    state of grace

    by  • November 18, 2007 • Uncategorized • 7 Comments

    Today was the first of two Sundays Ginger and I get to share together between her pastorates, if you will. Next Sunday – the first Sunday in Advent – she will lead worship for the first time in Durham as the pastor at Pilgrim UCC. I will admit to leaning toward going nowhere to...

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    ideas for turkey day

    by  • November 18, 2007 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    I made it to Birmingham all in one piece; both me and my Cherokee were weary and heavy laden. Though still in transition, at least Ginger and I are in the same place, which is my in-laws’ house. Next week, my parents are coming to Birmingham and we are all going to celebrate Thanksgiving...

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    itunes and interstates

    by  • November 17, 2007 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    According to Google Maps, my journey from Marshfield to Birmingham is 1201 miles – all of it on interstate highways. The path I chose to drive has taken me through one-fifth of our United States: yesterday I saw Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania; today I added Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and...

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    don’t travel alone

    by  • November 16, 2007 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    As I was working to find ways to get the last few things in the back of my Cherokee so I could head out of town, I found a mix CD I know I must have made but don’t remember doing so entitled, “Durham.” I put it in the small bag of things that...

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    farewell casserole (aka last supper)

    by  • November 12, 2007 • Uncategorized • 12 Comments

    I worked my last shift at the restaurant last night. About a week ago, I asked Chef if I could cook supper for the staff as my goodbye present. He prepares a “family meal,” as he calls it, from time to time. Now it was my turn. For our last supper, I chose to...

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    scranton/wilkes-barre is . . .

    by  • November 8, 2007 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    the home of the Penguins the home of the Yankees(I wonder if they suck, too) the home of the Pioneers the home of The Office(Steve Carell is from Marshfield) and, for tonight (or what’s left of it), our way station after leaving Marshfield tonight with our U-Haul trailer and the pups. I fly back...

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