• Posts Tagged ‘Uncategorized’

    rubber road to nowhere

    by  • August 31, 2006 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    Today marks a week since I joined the gym. When it comes to exercise, I can think of at least fourteen other things I would rather do than walk or run or do sit-ups. But I am about three and a half months away from my completing my fiftieth year on the planet and...

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    shopping carts and skinned knees

    by  • August 31, 2006 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Wednesday is my early release day at work, which means I got to listen to All Things Considered on the way home rather than listening to the Red Sox lose another game on their West Coast slide. They were just beginning a story on Grocery Cart TV. Seriously. Wal Mart (of course) and a...

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    going bananas

    by  • August 30, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    I came up to write this evening without much on my mind. Today has been another cool, rainy, and gray day (in August!) and I felt on the inside much like the weather felt on the inside. So I began clicking on some of the news links in the sidebar to see if I...

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    some dreams

    by  • August 28, 2006 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Ginger and I spent the afternoon at the Marshfield Fair yesterday. For over a hundred and fifty years, Marshfield has been the town on the South Shore that hosts a fair with everything from lambs to lionhead bunnies and ferris wheels to fried dough. Something about the fair makes me hungry. My afternoon could...

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    breaking the code

    by  • August 28, 2006 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    The blog is taking on a new look because it was the only way I could figure out to deal with the disappearance of the sidebar on the other template. As much as I like blogging, that sentence is so boring it makes my teeth hurt. I know way more about HTML code than...

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    it was a dark and stormy night

    by  • August 24, 2006 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    One of the biggest hurdles to clear as a writer is the first sentence. You want to grab the attention of your reader and pull them into your story. One of the first authors I remember as a kid — Snoopy — began his work with, “It was a dark and stormy night.” That...

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    big change

    by  • August 23, 2006 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Ginger goes back to work today. Her sabbatical and vacation have ended and she is getting ready to go to her office at the church. She woke up early and has been a bundle of activity all morning: she took Gracie to the beach for a walk and a prayer, washed her car and...

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    if I had a boat

    by  • August 22, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    My writing schedule is off this week because I’m working more at the Red Lion Inn. Robert, the head chef, had a chance to get away for a few days with his family and I’m filling in some of the shifts. He has been so generous in working with my schedule so I could...

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    bartender jesus

    by  • August 21, 2006 • Uncategorized • 10 Comments

    Since our senior pastor is on vacation, I’ve preached three of the last four weeks. Since the Lectionary in August can’t seem to get away from “bread” passages, I’ve preached from some of my favorite scenes in the gospels. This week I realized I had created an inadvertent sermon miniseries on some of the...

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