Monthly Archives: February 2009

A question of faith

It’s been a really bad year for the economy. Have you ever tried to build a house out of playing cards? It’s a great way to pass the time when there’s absolutely nothing to do except housework. You very carefully … Continue reading

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‘The Shack’

This feels ominous. I just got a copy of “The Shack” through Paperback Swap. It’s one of those books that has a lot of the right people up in arms because of how it portrays God, whom it depicts as … Continue reading

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Going green

The downside of being on the school’s Growth and Sustainability Committee is that I get all sorts of ideas. The G&S Committee met yesterday afternoon at the school, where we started talking about our upcoming expansion project and the options we … Continue reading

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Another run-in with the law

I had my second run-in with the law here in Nova Bastile, when police came to investigate my suspicious shoveling activities. The girls have Scouts on Saturday mornings not far from the school. So, since it was a nice, comfortable … Continue reading

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Joan Baez: ‘Yesterday’

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telephobia

I always find it amusing when people think that I’m an extrovert. I’m not. The truth is, I’m so introverted that it hurts some times. I have a hard time setting up play dates for the kids, I find it … Continue reading

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No apology necessary

When did it become necessary to justify basic decency and courtesy? Last night as I was re-reading some old material, I was reflecting that, when the question of same-sex marriage has come up, not only have I had to explain to … Continue reading

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Slippery slope

New entry at The Recovering Christian The air around me is alive with the scrape and din of rocks striking one another as as I slide down the slope. I’m no longer trying to get back to the plateau where … Continue reading

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‘Coraline’

We took the girls to see “Coraline” this weekend, and it was good. Better than good, actually. This was one of those rare books that actually surpasses its source material. “Coraline” is a haunting children’s book by Neil Gaiman, a … Continue reading

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Where have all the flowers gone?

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