Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hymn Replacement Therapy

I’ve admitted here before that I have a rationally insupportable soft spot for Christian music, both good and bad.  But sometimes a strong Christian theme just won’t cut it, it jars too much with my current disbelief.  So I’ve begun … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Says, “You’re Cool.”

In an “Onion”-like turn, Pope Francis seemed to suggest that redemption and do-goodering aren’t confined to Catholics.  Catholic Online quotes him as saying, “The Lord created us in His image and likeness, and we are the image of the Lord, … Continue reading

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We’re Having Some Weather Here

I watched the news come in on Monday about the tornado that drove right through the city of Moore, OK with the same sick-at-heart feeling that I’m sure most people did.  It’s terrible to know that people are picking through … Continue reading

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The Beginnings of a Garden

I’ve talked about gardening for a long time, basically since moving out of my parent’s house nigh near ten years ago.  But I’ve lived in a lot of apartments with little or no outside space, or space that got no … Continue reading

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Oh koi, oh koi!

I’ve been threatening to go to the Lilac Festival in Rochester for more than a year now, having just missed it last year due to not yet living in New York (what a silly thing to let get in the … Continue reading

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An Obstruction of Notable Brilliance

Lots of things run out into the road here in the Finger Lakes.  Squirrels and deer, of course, but also a great number gophers and woodchucks.  There’s a fair share of raccoons; I once nearly ran over an entire family … Continue reading

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Reading is Fundamental

Teacher Appreciation Week has come and gone.  I missed it!  I have so many wonderful things to say about my own teachers and teachers like them.  You don’t think they’d mind taking the compliments I have to offer, even if … Continue reading

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A Life in Proper Ratio

I read yesterday that the average time a woman spends in labor appears to have increased by more than two full hours since the 1950’s.  Whoa. Many things take us longer to get around to these days.  Young adults are … Continue reading

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A Season Past

That long, brutal winter of the Finger Lakes I told you about in the last couple posts?  There are some pretty interesting aspects of it too.  One of the neatest being the drop in the level of the lake.  When … Continue reading

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Orange Cecelia and Grass-Oriented Needs

When I was a child I didn’t have imaginary friends.  I did however, have an imaginary alter ego.  Her name was Orange Cecelia, or sometimes Orange Ce-Sara, and she was orphan who lived in our backyard. Miss Orange was very … Continue reading

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