Monthly Archives: December 2011

Little bitty Christmas trees.

“I’ve been a pastor for more than 15 years, and I am still amazed at folks in nursing homes, many unable to remember the majority of their own lives, who will begin to sing and nod and clap when they … Continue reading

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Polar bears on a Coke can.

Today, just before Christmas, finishing up my grading and trying to cut down on the caffeine that’s one of the many things spiking my blood pressure this month, I picked up a can of Coke from the cooler in our … Continue reading

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“The Higgs bison:” beasts, songs, bloops, and the creaturely deep.

The ghostly, homely faces of these beasts floated into my mind earlier last week when I misread a New York Times headline at the top of my webmail page. “Physicists will have to wait a little longer for Higgs Boson,” … Continue reading

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The emotional surge of the charity splurge.

Back in September, as I was experiencing my first tentative steps into relative debt-free-ness, I received an email from a friend about a concert her husband was co-producing in Manhattan to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, called … Continue reading

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The CI meets Facebook.

Guess it was bound to happen eventually — the CI is now live on Facebook.  Visit the page and click “like” if you have a Facebook account – I’d appreciate it! Periodically I’ll post random photos or links as “bonus … Continue reading

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A little creature, a big mystery.

This week I lost Annie the Cat.  What other name could there be for an orange-haired kitty with a hard-knock life?  She came to me about four years ago via my family from the cat shelter and before that from … Continue reading

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