• blessed are the cheese makers

    by  • June 4, 2007 • 3 Comments

    I’m now deep into Barbara Kingsolver’s new memoir, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, and have been fed so many wonderful things that I’m struggling to know how to write about them. I have three or four things bouncing around in my head, so I’m going to try and blend them into something both interesting and nourishing,...

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    I want to be famous

    by  • June 4, 2007 • 9 Comments

    I couldn’t help but notice the teaser on the AOL homepage as I logged on to check my email: “What happened to Lindsay Lohan?” To top it off, they included this picture from her Parent Trap days. For those of you not keeping score at home, 20 year old Lohan was arrested for being...

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    superstition and substance

    by  • May 31, 2007 • 3 Comments

    I didn’t write last night because it was after midnight when I finally got home. I went with some friends to Fenway Park to see our beloved Red Sox play the Cleveland Indians. The Sox have been on quite a tear so far this season and had won five games straight. Our new pitching...

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    how would jesus fail?

    by  • May 30, 2007 • 6 Comments

    I ate all three meals alone today. Well, I was accompanied by the Schnauzers, so I suppose that’s not completely true. Ginger has gone to see her folks on the way to our adult mission trip to Biloxi and I had things to do around the house, so it was a fairly solitary day...

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    snap shot

    by  • May 29, 2007 • 4 Comments

    How I remember it is not how it happened,I’m sure. Every time I go back to a memorythe light in the room is a bit different,or people have changed clothes.Most of us can’t remember our lines.We’re like a junior high drama classtrying to fake our way through the sceneso we can go to lunch....

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    scene work

    by  • May 28, 2007 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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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