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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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    a time to plant

    by  • May 15, 2007 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    I got to spend a good deal of the day in the yard cleaning up, pulling weeds, and beginning to fill the various containers we have along the driveway and the fence. Over our years in Massachusetts, Memorial Day has been the beginning of the planting season for me; this year things have warmed...

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    call me noah

    by  • May 14, 2007 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    For the past few weeks, the children’s message at church has involved the retelling of the story of Noah in different ways in preparation for our Church School switching to the Rotation Model curriculum next fall. The first week the story was told with a short drama, the second week we sang the “Arky...

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    capturing light

    by  • May 11, 2007 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    As I was wrapping scallops in little bacon blankets this afternoon, I heard a great story on All Things Considered about plans for a new telescope to replace the Hubble Telescope, which has given us some amazing images of things we had never been able to see before. The new one, to be called...

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