Monthly Archives: March 2011

Which Bible Should I Use?

I was just searching the googles for new articles about the NIV2011 translation and found, sadly, that this blog you’re reading right now is one of the top results as it relates to the niv-nlt-esv “debate” that seems to be … Continue reading

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corduroy

I was at a store that sells other people’s clothes and remembered two items of relevance. First, I remembered the importance of washing the clothes of others before you yourself wear them. The reason for my sudden recall was the … Continue reading

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the upsell

She saw me coming as I walked toward the store, my eyes fixed on the ground I was walking on, her eyes focused on the incoming customer who seemed kind of down. She welcomed me with the traditional greeting and … Continue reading

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This Happened at a Biggby in Ann Arbor, Though I May Have Embellished some Details:

A lady in a tie-dye hoodie leans over the counter and rests her elbows on the same plane that has seen countless cups of frappachinoiomachiatos and french roast brews passed to frenzied customers who are jittery enough as it is, … Continue reading

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Daylight

I was startled by our new bedroom curtains, not because they made any kind of noise to wake me up but because they are far better at concealing daylight than our old curtains were. Our old curtains were quite hospitable … Continue reading

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Red Cross

We spent some time making a video at the American Red Cross today, hoping to draw* attention to the needs of humans for more human blood, whenever and wherever that need should arise. From what they tell us, one pint … Continue reading

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Lent

According to our kitchen calendar, today is Ash Wednesday. Until recently, Ash Wednesday meant about as much as those lunar cycle icons found on over 100% of printed calendars and cared about by less than 0.2% of the population. Now, … Continue reading

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Another Book Excerpt

Thanks to Ephram and Stefan’s kind words, I spent a few extra minutes today on a book that I’m working on about the 80’s. It’s 32% done. It also needs a publisher. Anyway, here’s an excerpt from a chapter on … Continue reading

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Mug

I’ve been trying to make less trash but still drink as much, if not more, coffee. Enter the ceramic mug. If I have a mug with me on Sunday morning, I’m using one (seven) less paper cups. If I go … Continue reading

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snow mountain

We built snow mountain slowly, over a matter of days, when the snow was still fresh fallen enough to do something with it. At first, I was a crew of only one, digging and walking feverishly in a circle around … Continue reading

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