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. ┬áIt 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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