• Posts Tagged ‘integrity’

    lenten journal: sunday sonnet #21

    by  • March 14, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The lectionary passage today was Matthew’s account of Jesus being tempted in the desert. In Reading Jesus, Mary Gordon talks about Jesus’ experience in the desert demonstrating how he was growing into who he was becoming, which stuck with me. sunday sonnet #21 He had been forty days without foodwhen the Tempter showed up...

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    life is a poem

    by  • September 5, 2009 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    The last three weeks have been a bit of a blur for me. The restaurant at Duke reopened with the new semester and there were still things to do at the Durham restaurant beyond my usual responsibilities, leaving me with one day off in the last twenty or so days until today. Things have...

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    comedy is empathy

    by  • November 15, 2008 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    Ginger and I agree on most things in life, but one of the places where we differ is our disparate opinions of The Office. She can’t stand it and it cracks me up. I’m late to the show, actually, catching up these days with through cable reruns and well aware that the original British...

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    home room

    by  • September 3, 2008 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    (with apologies to middle schoolers) I’m sitting between Gustav and Hannain the homeroom of life, wondering howto make sense of everything coming throughthe loudspeaker, the stream of non sequitursthat passes for news and the endless stormof chatter that follows, each of us choosingsides without bothering much to choose ourwords. Life looks and sounds a...

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    no room at the inn

    by  • May 19, 2007 • Uncategorized • 13 Comments

    Today felt more like March than May. I drove up to the Inn about three o’clock to find The Owner and see if I couldn’t get a clearer picture of what is going on. The first person I saw was one of the other chefs I work with who was coming out of the...

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    lenten journal: I am . . .

    by  • April 2, 2007 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    Since today marks the beginning of National Poetry Month, I have a statement to make: Jesus was a poet. Why not? Vaclav Havel was a poet who became president of his country; why can’t a poet be Messiah? Jesus thrived on metaphor. His “I am” statements, as we’ve come to call them, are among...

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