• Posts Tagged ‘david gentiles’

    advent journal: nothing new to say

    by  • December 19, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Two years ago today, my good friend David Gentiles died. Losing someone that close brought new feelings for me. Yesterday marked nine weeks since we buried my father-in-law, who was the first of our parents to die. The grief of these days is new to me, but as I sat in church this morning,...

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    lenten journal: an open letter to an old friend

    by  • April 1, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    for David Gentiles it’s not the anniversaryof anything other than the second March without you herestill you showed up unexpectedly at a meetingI had with some people to talk about a dream and then again tonight in Nathan’s new bookthough I had a hunch you might be in therebut you snuck up on me...

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    advent journal: the connection was broken

    by  • December 19, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    My friend David died a year ago today. I wished I could have talked to him about the repeal of DADT and the failure of the DREAM Act and his daughter’s graduation and what he was doing for Christmas and what music he had been listening to and what the plans were for camp...

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    advent journal: wishing for a sing-a-long

    by  • December 16, 2010 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    I’ve been staring at the screen for a couple of hours now. I had a couple of ideas I was chasing, but my mind kept coming back to the sadness that has marked my day because it was one year ago today that I got the call that my dear friend, David Gentiles, had...

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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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    words to live by

    by  • January 2, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    To kick off the new year, I want to reach back to words from my friend, David Gentiles. This quote was printed on the order of service at his memorial. It captures his spirit and is worth passing along: Well, I know that when you’ve been betrayed and attacked and hurt, you sometimes just...

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    i’ve got to use my imagination

    by  • December 29, 2009 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    I’ve been trying to keep up with the news around the Nigerian man who tried to light some type of explosive on a plane landing in Detroit on Christmas Day. I’ve been trying to keep up mostly because I’m getting on a flight to Austin on Wednesday to go to the memorial service for...

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    advent journal: living in black-and-white

    by  • December 20, 2009 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Last night our little town of Durham lay in the path of a winter storm working it’s way up the East Coast and we got enough snow to make it feel real. Once the ground was covered, I walked out into the street to take a picture of our house with lights aglow. Because...

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    advent journal: losing a light

    by  • December 19, 2009 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    I wrote last night about a friend in ICU. Tonight I write to say my friend, David Gentiles, died earlier this evening with his daughters gathered around him. I’ve been staring at the computer screen for a couple of hours looking for words and have come up empty. My friend is gone: my heart...

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