• Posts Tagged ‘hope’

    milty, can you hear me?

    by  • June 30, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    A couple of years ago, I started noticing changes in my hearing. When it came time for my yearly physical exam, I asked my doctor about sending me to an ENT and also to an allergist, since I have yet to find a season to which I am not allergic in North Carolina. His...

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    lenten journal: glitches and grace

    by  • April 3, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    We have made a quick trip to visit my parents—we being Rachel, Ginger, and me – and I say to visit my parents rather than going to Texas because we are spending the sixty-four hours we are here in the Lone Star State with them. The trip was not precipitated by an emergency. It...

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    lenten journal: a word for today

    by  • March 30, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Spring Break began today for my school, along with many schools in our area. Usually it begins on Easter weekend, but this year they scheduled it earlier, which has thrown off my calendar a bit. The best news is I will get to play catch up a little in the garden tomorrow, or at...

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    lenten journal: spice route

    by  • March 23, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Last night as we were getting ready for the Cocoa Cinnamon tasting, Leon had a plastic bottle filled with sand from the Sahara he had brought home from time spent in Tunisia and Morocco. He poured some into a brass Turkish coffee pot and let us touch it. The sand was somehow fine and...

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    lenten journal: reflection

    by  • March 18, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    there are days I lay awakeat night and wonder even worry about what’s to comebecause the future feels like a past due account and I have already spent my timethinking about tomorrowputting the tense in present there are nights like thiswhen I fall asleep holding on to the day like the last bite of...

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    lenten journal: onward, christian artists . . .

    by  • March 15, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    “Study the faces of the new tyrants,” Berger says has he begins the last section of his book, Bento’s Sketchbook: How Does the Impulse to Draw Something Begin? What follows is a series of incisive descriptions: They are impeccably dressed and their tailoring is reassuring, like the silhouette of high-security delivery vans. They have...

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    lenten journal: conversation

    by  • March 9, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    “The difference betweenjoy and despair,” she said,“has little to do with circumstances and everything to do withwhat you choose to see.” “You’re making that up,”he replied. She took his facebetween her handsand stared into his eyesas if they held galaxies.“I love you,” she said,“with all of my heart.” And he believed her. Peace,Milton

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    lenten journal: what’s new?

    by  • March 7, 2012 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Twice, today, I got to feel like a teacher. My school is understaffed, which means I teach a couple of courses out of my area. OK, out of the six classes I teach (out of six periods of the day), four of them are not English. My schedule, this term, looks like this: Period...

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    lenten journal: the question is . . .

    by  • March 2, 2012 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    My little school is imploding. I have much the same feeling as I did when I worked in my first restaurant which was a small tea house owned by a woman who had always wanted to own a restaurant, so she found an empty space, took out a second mortgage, spent a lot of...

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    lenten journal: jesus in 3/4 time

    by  • March 1, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    One of the classes I’m teaching this semester is European History. How that came about is a story of its own that is still unfolding, but it’s also a story for another night. When they asked (and by asked I mean told) me I was teaching the class, I fashioned the course around twentieth...

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