Category Archives: The Long Story

Question to Questions

I ended yesterday’s post with a question: what’s a leader for?  It’s more of a thought-question, really, as I think that leaders are important, vital.  At the same time, how things play out when leaders aren’t around can be quite … Continue reading

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Twice Bitten, Thrice Shy?

Two years ago, I was serving on two search committees.  One was for our high school’s Christian Ministries coordinator, a position that had been vacant for two years and that I had helped step in to partly fill.  The other … Continue reading

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A Bit on Meaning

I’ve been thinking a lot about  meaning these last few weeks, these last few days in particular.  It seems to me that meaning comes from many different sources: God, family, friendship, and work, to name a few.  It also seems … Continue reading

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The Times of Your Life

Yesterday was “Christ the King” Sunday in many churches across the world (though many other churches across America probably celebrated Thanksgiving early instead).  As I understand it, the day is a comparatively recent addition to the liturgical calendar.  The Sunday … Continue reading

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“Rooftop to the Basement”

Twenty years on and I still feel there’s something deeply precious about this song.  Precious maybe isn’t the right word.  It captures something real and particular and fragile.  It’s a good marker and reminder for me.

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Like Yesterday, but with Better Resolution

Looks like U2 will be dropping more goodies between now and the 20th anniversary re-release of All That You Can’t Leave Behind.  Here’s a cleaned up clip of the band performing “Beautiful Day” from Boston in 2001.  The heart-shaped stage … Continue reading

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Reconsiderations

One of the things that a longer break can allow for is a certain amount of reflection and reconsideration.  That’s something needed for Our Current Moment, I think.  So much of the last six months has been about trying to … Continue reading

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Walking into the Break

Playing this one going into the break.  It’s a remastered version of “Walk On” in celebration of the 20th anniversary re-release of All That You Can’t Leave Behind.  Definitely makes you feel old.  And while it’s one of my favorites, … Continue reading

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When Things Go Nineteen

Thanks to Stephen King, I always notice when the number 18 pops up.  Like in this new Frazz comic strip by Jef Mallet at gocomics.com.

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20 Years Stuck in a Moment

Dang.  It’s been twenty years since U2 released All That You Can’t Leave Behind.  To “celebrate” the moment, the band is reissuing the album with two editions with all kinds of extras.  Look for at least one of them to … Continue reading

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