Monthly Archives: February 2010

Goodbye, Internet!

The Christian season of Lent starts this Wednesday. That’s February 17th, Ash Wednesday, and Lent culminates on Easter Sunday, April 4th. During this holy season, I’m going to eschew as much of the Internet as possible. That means, Goodbye, Facebook, … Continue reading

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The Song of the Orange

“And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones.” —Isaiah 58:11 Back in 1983 a door in then West Germany forever opened for me, exclaiming, “Schön! Schön! Schön das Du da … Continue reading

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Lost

“How many times have you driven to my house?” Beth asked, sounding quite serious. I was safely at her home at the time and seated in front of her warm fireplace, where I had confessed my latest misdirection. I started … Continue reading

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A Footnote to Owl City and Parenting

Those of you who know me and who know my awesome daughter know that I asked Kate could I post that blog, and she read it and approved of it. If she hadn’t liked it, it wouldn’t be up. Also, … Continue reading

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Owl City and Parenting

I am listening to Owl City. That is not unusual these days. I mean these months. Ever since my daughter, Kate, introduced me to Adam Young, I’ve been hooked by his poetic lyrics about love, by his puns, and by … Continue reading

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Failure

Blessed are the poor in spirit. —Jesus, Matthew 5:3, Sermon on the Mount Failure is not a fun topic. The word comes from an Old French word faillir, for “to be lacking, miss, not succeed.” At least in our Western … Continue reading

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