Monthly Archives: January 2017

Tufted Titmice

The first time I saw a tufted titmouse at the bird feeder outside our front window was November 13, 2015, almost 15 months ago.  It was the day of the coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. Over 100 were dead with … Continue reading

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The bread & the cup

Last Friday I got an e-mail from church complete with a bobble-headed caricature of my pastor standing professor-style next to a blackboard with a pointer stick.  He reminded us that we were studying the vine and branches text and to … Continue reading

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Help Finds Evangeline

After my summer evangelism class finished the leader of the group sent an e-mail asking if I wanted some tracts to give to people.  I surprised myself by saying yes, please send them.  They were red, white and blue and … Continue reading

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Novelanche

I was surprised by the creative energy of my co-workers at textbook publisher McDougal Littell back in the mid-2000’s in Evanston, Illinois.  Why, I don’t know.  We all had English degrees but theirs were from the University of Illinois or … Continue reading

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Leonard Lesson

“If the stars were all unpinned / And a cold and bitter wind / Swallowed up the world / Without a trace / Well that’s where I would be / What my life would seem to me / If I … Continue reading

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January

Sometimes the only way to get the January out of your heart is to enter into it.

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Christmas Cookie

The parties are over so now it’s official: my favorite cookie of the season came as a gift in a box. Our friends down the street, who don’t even celebrate Christmas, kindly gave us a box of Belgian cookies they … Continue reading

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