• Posts Tagged ‘fear’

    a spirit not of fear . . .

    by  • July 21, 2012 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    I found out this morning that the brother of a college friend was killed in the theater in Aurora, Colorado. He was there with his two daughters; they survived, but he did not. The connection doesn’t change how I feel about the killings, or how I ache for those who lost their lives or...

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    once below a time

    by  • September 8, 2011 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    I know. Every blogger in America is working on something to say as we near the anniversary of September 11, 2001. I remember that crystal blue Tuesday morning as Ginger and I drove up the Southeast Expressway from Marshfield heading into Boston for a day of appointments. I remember the gradual awareness that the...

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    fearless love

    by  • May 2, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    I went to sleep last night after hearing President Obama announce the killing Osama bin Laden and woke up to any number of blog posts and commentaries already written. You people need less sleep than I do – and I’m running on fumes. Those of us who love to put words to paper find...

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    can I get a witness?

    by  • October 13, 2010 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    T. S Eliot’s amazing poem The Waste Land has found me twice in the last few days. First, let me confess. I love the poem and I am moved by the poem, but I am far from understanding it. Still, it keeps coming after me. The first touch was at school, reading Robert Cormier’s...

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    sunday sonnet #7

    by  • October 4, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    I spent the weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains helping with a retreat for Holy Covenant UCC from Charlotte, so I was not at my church for worship or World Wide Communion Sunday. The focus of the retreat was on the Psalms. Nancy Allison, a longtime friend and the pastor at Holy Covenant, pointed...

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    stop, look, and listen

    by  • October 1, 2010 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    I went to a workshop this afternoon at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke because I’m taking my kids there in a couple of weeks to see the exhibit called “The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl.” I have to say I was surprised at how many different ways vinyl records could be made...

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    the mixed lot of being human

    by  • September 22, 2010 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    I stopped by the bookstore this afternoon, after spending the day at a workshop to learn how to use the software supplied by our yearbook company, with the hope that Mary Gordon’s book, Reading Jesus: A Writer’s Encounter with the Gospels, had come out in paperback. (These are not hardcover buying days at our...

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    we are not alone

    by  • April 30, 2010 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    In my new vocational incarnation, I am reading more, both books I’ve had stacked around for awhile and those I’m reading again with students. My tenth grade class is reading one of my favorite novels, Alan Paton’s Cry, The Beloved Country, which tells the story of Stephen Kumalo’s search for his lost son. Kumalo...

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    what’s in a name

    by  • January 5, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    It was on January 3, 1899 that The New York Times used the word “automobile” in an editorial, the first known use of that word in English. What would eventually come to be known as automobiles were still very new items, and the first mass production of them in America was two years away....

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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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