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Wordsworth’s “Old Man Traveling”

While in England, we spent a couple of days in the Lake District, the stomping grounds of William Wordsworth.  We spent some time at his house, Rydal Mount, and then walked the Coffin Trail down into Grasmere.  We also spent … Continue reading

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Concerning King John

While in Stratford over break, we had the opportunity to see the Royal Shakespeare Company’s version of King John.  KJ is not that well-known a play, of course, and I can imagine that there are many reasons why.  Where it … Continue reading

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Back from the Road

Yesterday was a day of airports and airplanes.  We left our hotel in Edinburgh at 6:45 in the morning and touched down in Honolulu around 10:30 last night.  Along the way we stopped in (and ran through) the airport in … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

I write this entry from the D terminal of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. After six hours flying from Honolulu to Texas and a good seven hours’ layover a few miles from Cowtown, my traveling group and I are ready to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: The WuMo Filter

This week’s “Sunday’s Best” is actually last week’s “Sunday’s Best.”  I did not get around to posting last week’s WuMo which did a great job of capturing something critical about our particular moment in time. I’ve found my use of … Continue reading

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Birnam, Fangorn, and Ephraim

These last few days I’ve been thinking how this time of year, this time of life, would be a great time for a nice visit to Rivendell, the Last Homely House East of the Sea.  Something about deep rest, I … Continue reading

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Entertainment Culture, A Warning

While tracking down a short piece by A. W. Tozer to use for the faculty in a future meeting, I came across his piece titled “The Great God Entertainment.”  The piece, written in the 1950s, feels utterly appropriate for our … Continue reading

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