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November 2008 Archives

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 …Read More

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.

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 …Read More

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. …Read More

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, …Read More

For the past year I’ve been working with friends to help them put together a new website. It is called and it is a good place to go. I encourage you to make it part of your browsing. But …Read More