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April 30, 2019

Jaimie is going to be really mad at me for writing this.

She doesn’t like her personal life out in the world, yet she decided to be with a writer who writes about nothing but his personal life, so sometimes she's going to get swept up in it whether she likes it or not.

I...

April 29, 2019

I was in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center, sipping my coffee, when a teacher passed me and said, “Not many more Mondays! Yay!” 

She had a huge grin on her face as she headed for the stairs. 

I smiled, raised my mug, and said, “Not many!” 

That’s not what I wanted to say....

April 25, 2019

Spend: to use or give out of the whole. Exhaust. 

It’s interesting that we use the word spend in reference to time. I’ve sat here for about fifteen minutes trying to come up with a better word, but I haven’t been able to find one. Can we truly spend something we don’t k...

April 24, 2019

They unlocked my bed, and took my down the hallway to the elevator. It was the same hallway I had walked down thirty minutes earlier fully dressed. Now I was in a hospital gown covered by a warm blanket. I could see my parents sitting in the waiting room. I’m glad they...

April 22, 2019

Over the years, a few of my friends have gotten into birding. It’s to be expected. Just one of the casualties of turning 40. This didn’t stop me from making fun of my friends, because birding, or being a birder, is an easy thing to make fun of. It conjures images of re...

April 19, 2019

"Praise to You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, for giving us life, for sustaining us, and for enabling us to reach this occasion."

Two years ago today, I walked into the infusion center at Winship Cancer Center at Emory University for my first round of chemo...

April 18, 2019

I haven’t been going to church much this past month. 

But I have been staring at trees. 

As readers of this blog know, I am a huge fan of Richard Rohr. He is a Franciscan Friar, and runs the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM. He said something recent...

April 17, 2019

About a month ago, Jaimie went through all the pictures of my computer and ordered hard copies of about a hundred of them. They arrived yesterday, and we sat on our couch and looked through them. 

Now full disclosure-I’m totally one of those “anti-taking pictures of eve...

April 16, 2019

Vita Brevis. Ars Longa. 

In August of 2002, I got my Master’s Degree from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Susan Willis, our inspirational theatre history teacher, (think John Keating but female and an Anglophile) gave a speech. I don’t remember the exact words but it...

April 12, 2019

“… that it is not only possible but imperative to fall through fear into love because that is the only way we will ever truly know what it means to be alive.” Cynthia Bourgeault

“The worst thing for a hypochondriac is to be right.” -Me. 

I don’t want people reading these...

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