• Posts Tagged ‘daily life’

    the week of luxurious leftovers

    by  • October 1, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    In the days when I was actively engaged as a songwriter, my friend Billy and I maintained the practice of sending each other three titles and four lines of verse every night. Each of the titles had to be able to be explained (“This song would be about . . .) and the lines...

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    he who has ears to hear . . .

    by  • July 4, 2012 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    It was a little after eight when the audiologist came out into the waiting room to get me. I followed her back to the room where we had sat the day before and I listened to her tell me about what could be done to compensate for my hearing loss. We looked at different...

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    lenten journal: much like any other day

    by  • April 7, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Today is a day much like any other day. In the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection, this is the day in the middle. Most stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Our Easter story goes the opposite direction, in a way, starting with the ending and then moving to beginning again....

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    lenten journal: nod over coffee

    by  • April 1, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Mark Heard’s song “Nod Over Coffee” has been playing in my head since I read about the consequences of the invention of the minute hand in Adam Frank’s book, About Time. I clocked in for my nine hours at the computer store today and clocked out tired and worn and happy to come home....

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    lenten journal: bear with me

    by  • March 20, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    In my post yesterday I quoted from Bruce Springsteen’s keynote address at South-by- Southwest, which I would like to repeat: The purity of human expression and experience is not confined – there’s no pure way of doing it; there’s just doing it . . . . At the end of the day, it’s the...

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    advent journal: road trip

    by  • December 14, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    road trip here is a well-traveledmetaphor: life is a roada highway headed westwait — not the interstate think two lane blacktopthat hits all the lightsin every small townintentional inconvenience that fills the booths insoul food cafés filling stations of the heartwhere whoever comes out to the car or up to the table iswearing a...

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    advent journal: the double nickel manifesto

    by  • December 12, 2011 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    I had not intended to publish a manifesto today, or any day for that matter, but this post at brainpickings.com set me to thinking what my manifesto would be at this juncture of my existence. Before I could begin to answer that question, however, I wanted to figure out exactly what a manifesto was....

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    lenten journal: in tune with the land

    by  • April 24, 2011 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    When we moved into our house last summer, we moved into a home where the house had been fixed up (it was built in 1926), but the yard was – well – a trash heap, in the back at least. The front yard was mostly weeds, some prettier than others. Because we wanted Ginger’s...

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    on vocation and vacation

    by  • February 2, 2011 • Uncategorized • 10 Comments

    I turned down a job last week. I was surprised, actually. The position was Chef and Kitchen Manager for a local shelter that serves about 650 people a day. I would have had a chance for my careers as minister, chef, and teacher to integrate in a way I have not experienced. I even...

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    what to expect

    by  • January 5, 2011 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    The world changed while I slept, and much to my surprise, no one had consulted me. That’s how it would always be from that day forward. Of course, that’s the way it had been all along. I just didn’t know it until that morning. Surprise upon surprise: some good, some evil, most somewhere in...

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