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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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Whatever You Did For the Least of These…

I was trolling around the internet tonight looking for something crazy and offensive to write about because my milder post ideas seemed lame and tired.  I think I’m just feeling lame and tired because even when I found really* juicy** … Continue reading

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Pray for the Johns Day, or, Turns Out There Are People I Will Send to Hell

I heard a radio spot today for Pray for the Johns Day.  The radio spot talked about the terrible facts of sex trafficking here in the U.S., an industry that preys on very young women, children actually, and how this … Continue reading

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Can You Spot the Bad Business Model Here?

Last year I was given a sewing machine.  Well, most of a sewing machine.  The electrical cord and plug and the foot pedal had disappeared at some earlier time.  But I gamely took the machine, did a little research on … Continue reading

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School Prayer is Allowed. Bullying is Not.

I was super excited when The West Wing became available to stream on Netflix.  As any good Democrat would, I love the show.  I would vote for Bartlett any day.  Wouldn’t you?  I watched the show when it originally aired, … Continue reading

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