Category Archives: The Long Story

25 and Counting

Today I woke to the news that Caedmon’s Call was re-recording their self-titled debut album.  I’ve been a fan of their since that album (though a little later than others).  About five years ago, I went on a bit of … Continue reading

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Deja Nu, Deja Vu?

Five years ago, I found myself in a position where I was a church member without a pastor and a school teacher (at a Christian school) without a campus minister.  In both instances, I was able to step in and … Continue reading

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For the Wonder

Turned the big 4-6 today.  It was mostly like a normal weekend: breakfast, Good Friday service, conversation with family, time with the neighbors, and then a late-afternoon movie. I thought this recent Frazz strip was quite good.  Meaning is a … Continue reading

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On Ash Wednesday

Today was Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent for many Christians around the world.  I’m not much of a Lent person, for reasons I’ll get to at some point during this season.  But I appreciate the general … Continue reading

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Out-of-Date Update?

This past weekend I finally made it to the “barracks” of the Others from LOST.  We took a group of students to Camp Erdman for a day camp, our first off-site trip like that in over a year.  It was … Continue reading

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Gas in the Tank

One of the questions you are asked when renting a car is whether or not you want to prepay for gas or if you’d rather fill it up right before you return it.  Over the years,  I’ve settled for the … Continue reading

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Self-Knowledge and Systems

Self-knowledge is almost meaningless if a system is indifferent and unresponsive. That’s one of my big take-aways from the last couple of years. Self-knowledge is a good thing.  Not everything, mind you.  But it’s something.  Observation of what makes you … Continue reading

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New Year, Old Threads

Happy 2022!  Here’s hoping that it doesn’t take a long time getting used to the new date (last year was a small struggle with that). A couple of fun comics today about the change from one year to the next.  … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: The Presents You Save

Something about today’s Nancy by Olivia Jaimes seemed particularly fitting.  Part of that is because my old “professional” journal ended yesterday, which means today was the start of a new one.  I get almost 7 months out of each one, … Continue reading

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Twenty Years of Fellowship

Turns out that it’s been 20 years since the premiere of Peter Jackson’s take on The Fellowship of the Ring.  Truly difficult to believe that much time has passed.  So I’ll just leave this right here:

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