• Posts Tagged ‘questions’

    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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    capitulating to can’t

    by  • August 31, 2010 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    During the middle of my junior year in high school, my family moved to Houston, Texas and I became a student at Westbury High School. I knew no one in the building and began as a new student in January. It was the worst transition of any of the several transitions I made from...

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    one more time

    by  • July 4, 2008 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    I’ve been trying to think about what to write off and on all day. Tonight, after the Durham Bulls game, they had fireworks to “patriotic” music — Springsteen’s “Born in the USA,” Lee Greenwood’s “I’m Proud to be an American,” Ray Charles singing “America,” Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World,” and Toby Keith’s “I...

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    out in the eye of the storm

    by  • April 29, 2008 • Uncategorized • 8 Comments

    Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been listening to Mark Heard as I’ve gone about my business here in Durham. For those of you who don’t know of him, Mark was a wonderful songwriter, thinker, and singer who died way too young and left an enduring legacy of music (much of which is...

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    algebra

    by  • April 5, 2008 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Brilliance with numbers is a curious thing. Paul Erdos, a Hungarian who died in 1996, used to travel the world and stop briefly at the offices and homes of fellow mathematicians. “My brain is open,” he would announce as, with uncanny intuition, he suggested a problem that, without realizing it, his host was already...

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    a question

    by  • January 29, 2008 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    What’s the point of pain? That’s the question that ran through my mind last night as I drove home from work. When I wrote about remembering a few posts back, one of the lines from the clip of Jerry Orbach singing, “Try to Remember” was deep in december it’s nice to rememberwithout a hurt...

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    q and a

    by  • July 9, 2007 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Ginger and I had a conversation with our friend Jay over coffee Saturday afternoon as we talked about the questions that shape our faith. Often, when people talk theology, the vocabulary centers on issues, which is ultimately polarizing, I think, because they end up doing things like taking a stand and defending a position....

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