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Dancing… or drinking through life
I am not even sure that I know how to do a link anymore. I’m giving it a shot though so, three readers, please forgive me if I mess this up. So Rod Dreher’s sister is battling cancer. It is nasty. Their faith is extraordinary. Here’s his latest post (I think) There are 8 comments…
I’m back here at JWalking after a bit of time because I just want someplace to record thoughts from time to time. I doubt that many of the thoughts will be political – there are plenty upon plenty of people offering their opinions on everything political and I doubt that I have much to add…
Learning to tell a story
For the last ten months or so I’ve been engaged in a completely different world – the world of screenwriting. It began as a writing project – probably the 21st Century version of a yen to write the great American novel – a shot at a screenplay. I knew that I knew nothing about the…
And just one more
I have, I think, just one more round of chemo left. When I go through my pill popping regimen tomorrow morning it will be the last time for this particular round of drugs. Twenty-three rounds, it seems, is enough. What comes next? We’ll go back to what we did after the surgery. We’ll watch and…
A Newfie for Obama
NPR asked me to do a short memo to the president-elect. I chose to do it on the dog he should choose… and why. Check it out.
“I wish I could see the angels”
Livvy is going through an “I’m scared” phase at night. She wants us to sleep in her bed and check on her all the time. As I write, her shades are up, a little nightlight is on, and she’s hugging her Raggedy Ann…and a dozen other stuffed animals… simultaneously. A few nights ago as I…
Awed by the visit
Let the world meditate for a moment on this picture: What an amazing country we are. We aren’t even up to the peaceful transfer of power moment. That is something extraordinary in its own right – something beyond extraordinary really. This was just the, “Hey, you just kicked me up and down the football field…
God is not surprised. God grieves. God mourns. God shares our grief. But but he is not surprised. And he has been here before... it was God, after all, who grieved over losing his own Son... and he knew the end of the story.
I think I’m battling the blues… and wrestling with God. It is hard to figure out where one ends and the other begins. The blues part is fairly straightforward – nothing feels quite right, decisions are hard to come by, enthusiasm for most things is low… the blues. But so much of that feels like…
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