Monthly Archives: February 2009


…has there not always been some secret attraction which the others are curiously ignorant of- something, not to be identified with, but always on the verge of breaking through, the smell of cut wood in the workshop or the clap-clap … Continue reading

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To the guy in the back row

Hey, good morning! You know it’s 1:30pm, right? That class has been over for ten minutes? I know, it must be hard to hear your professor from the back row. Me saying things like “phonetic markings” and “principal stress”. The baseball … Continue reading

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Poached eggs, and other delusions

Just something I’ve been ruminating upon for Lent. Great quote from C.S. Lewis. “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: “I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral … Continue reading

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Dies cinerum

I have to admit to a past jealousy of Catholics on Ash Wednesday. As a teenager on Long Island, New York, half of the school left early every Thursday (Church School) and, on a certain Wednesday in the Spring, would come … Continue reading

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‘Bama needs! ‘Bama needs!

Good Lord. President McDreamy needs twenty-eight $400 million helicopters. With kitchens. (Insert snarky comment here. If you’ve read me for very long, you can probably guess what I’d say).

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