Monthly Archives: December 2004

Christmas Story

My wife was explaining the Christmas story to the children on the way to church this morning. She was explaining in detail how the story takes place very long ago. Matthew was paying close attention and added “Probably they rode dinosaurs.” That amused me to no end. I imagined Mary riding to Bethlehem on a

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Ordinary Wolves

I’ve been a little distracted lately and haven’t finished a book in a while. I did manage to finish Ordinary Wolves, by Seth Kantner. I really liked this book’s descriptions of being outside. There are very few books for me that capture what it’s really like to be outside. That feeling is found throughout this

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Stopping Blogging

This post about stopping blogging really did amuse me this morning. “So, if you have a blogger you really care for, the thing to do is to quit encouraging him/her, and make him/her go back to being real. ” — Curmudgeonly & Skeptical [Link Courtesy of Dave’s Picks]


Not long ago, I was talking to a young co-worker about crushes. Her eyes lit up and there was a certain kind of smile that can only accompany a deep and secret crush on someone. You could tell just by looking at her that she was full of the kind of affection that is untested

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Misheard Song Lyrics

I’ve always had a dreadful ear for song lyrics. I’ve no idea what many songs are really supposed to be about. For some reason the song by the Police, “So Lonely” always has sounded like “Sonali” to me. This goes back to seventh grade at least long before I ever met anyone named Sonali. Thankfully,

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Angry Blogging

I recall my Driver’s Education instructor talking about angry driving. He seemed quite adamant that angry driving can lead to missed exits, accidents or at the very least tickets for speeding. One day, while I was driving during the on-the-road segment of the class, he told a classmate named Shaun and I about a driving

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Act of Creation

Todd wrote a brilliant comment on my post entitled “National Novel Writing Month“. The part that really struck me was this bit. “I don’t pretend I’ll be a huge seller but the act of creation is sometimes enough. And the fact that it’s “out there” in the world is also at times comforting.” —Todd I

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