Monthly Archives: February 2012

Lenten journal: Getting adjusted, flying right

Leap day … a fitting time to be thinking about straightening up and flying right. Well, flying right, anyway. This morning’s pages brought unbidden the phrase a day for adjusting. I don’t know about you, but it’s quite frequently a … Continue reading

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Lenten journal: R2B in Whispering Pines

RACE TO THE BALLOT | Real Conversations in Whispering Pines – YouTube. This video is so powerful. I am proud of UCC pastor Brent Bissette, who begins speaking at about 3:54. I am proud, too, of Jen Jones’ even and … Continue reading

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Lenten journal: No On One

I spent the day with colleagues and friends new and old in a colloquium on religion and culture, the inaugural event of the Elon Center for the Study of Religion: “Sex, Religion, and the Public Square: Religious Discourse in the … Continue reading

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Lenten journal: Making the grade

I’ve got two kinds of grades on my mind tonight. Truth is I don’t really like either kind. One kind of grade is the letter or number you put on students’ work to tell them how they did on an … Continue reading

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Smoke and ashes

Spring peepers trill invisible, infinite songs. Redbuds popped today. Students showed smudges And stayed awake for sacred stories Taken apart at the seams. Taken apart at the seams is how these years feel. Submission is the order of the day. … Continue reading

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A real “brick”: trying to tri

One of the things that helped me through my recent cataract surgery was the thought of jumping out of a swimming pool and onto a bike, with no need to worry about the implications for my contact lenses. Climb out … Continue reading

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