• Posts Tagged ‘connectedness’

    lenten journal: question(s)

    by  • March 26, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    love is the opening door love is what we came here for no one can offer you more do you know what I mean have your eyes really seen — Lesley Duncan, “Love Song” Lesley Duncan’s lyrics came back to find me today (I know the song because of Elton John’s cover on his...

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    lenten journal: lenten acoustics

    by  • March 31, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I spent the day packing boxes, loading them into the U-Haul, and unpacking them in their new location. In this year when I’m not going to have to move to a new house, my school decided to move to a new building. We’ve anticipated the move since the beginning of the school year, but...

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    sign language

    by  • January 28, 2011 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    I’m teaching a documentary studies elective this term and came across this little gem that is definitely worth sharing. Now go hug somebody. Peace,Milton

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    advent journal: incidental contact

    by  • December 6, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The first Sunday of the month means we celebrate Communion at our church, as in many Protestant congregations. Of all the things we do together in worship, Communion lands at the top of the list for me: we remember the story that binds us together in word and in action, we feed one another,...

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    lenten journal: off ramp

    by  • March 17, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    In the shadow of the chapel steeplewe’ve simmered and sautéed all evening, following the familiar patterns we know,trying a few new things, marking time bymaking dinners, passing plates, and,finally, taking out the trash. This morning, time was moved alongby turning pages, the clicking of keyboards,and restroom requests; the tools of thetrade are stored in...

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    lenten journal: only connect

    by  • February 22, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The story of your brain on music is the story of an exquisite orchestration of brain regions, involving both the oldest and newest parts of the human brain, and regions as far apart as the cerebellum in the back of the head and the frontal lobes just behind your eyes. It involves a precision...

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    of mice and me

    by  • January 26, 2010 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Tonight is Burns’ Night. Two hundred and fifty one years ago, on this night, the Scottish poet Robert Burns was born. Though I have a wee bit o’ Scottish blood in me, I’ve never been an avid celebrator of the anniversary, which Garrison Keillor describes as an evening when, “They read Burns’ poems, sing...

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    advent journal: proximity matters

    by  • December 16, 2009 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    After a week with my in-laws, a week where I didn’t have to work and had time to cook dinner in the evenings, I’ve had two days of double shifts split between lunch at the Duke restaurants (making soups, mostly) and evening catering jobs, one on a grand scale (520 people) and the other,...

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    advent journal: connected to change

    by  • November 30, 2009 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I woke, on this first day of Advent, knowing that the day was full, moving from church to work to writing (since my practice is to write everyday during the season), and hoping I could point my mind and heart in a direction that would give me something to say when I got home...

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    the fellowship of the broken

    by  • November 13, 2009 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    I have several friends who are authors. Not that I’ve ever met them, you understand. They don’t even know who I am. Yet I count them as friends because their words have helped me to learn and grow. And so I carry deep gratitude and affection toward Madeleine L’Engle, Frederick Buechner, Naomi Shihab Nye,...

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