Folk Thursday: The Times They Are A-Changin’

August 28, 2008

Peter, Paul and Mary singing Dylan. Still timely after all these years….


Loss is gain

August 26, 2008

O make me glad for every scalding tear,
For hope deferred, ingratitude, disdain! 
Wait, and love more for every hate, and fear
No ill, — since God is good, and loss is gain.

Mary Baker Eddy 

This week, I have learned that sometimes, we go through hell so that 10 years and 400 miles later, we will know how to love someone else who is doing the same.

Empathy isn’t cheap, but this week, I am “glad for every scalding tear” that slipped down my cheeks a decade ago. This week, I understand what it is to “wait, and love more for every hate.” This week, an old loss revealed itself as gain.

And this week, I am realizing — once again — that God is, indeed, good.


Neil Diamond Impersonator Monday

August 25, 2008

Because I am the world’s laziest blogger, I am introducing yet another new feature: Neil Diamond Impersonator Monday.

Shut up, Kramer. You know you love it.



August 24, 2008

1. This is what a retired racing greyhound does when you leave him unsupervised for six and a half hours:

2. Heavener Runestone State Park is gorgeous.
3. Being lost on unfamiliar backroads is fun.
4. A small, fuzzy, black spider has been hanging out on the storm door on our front porch for two days. It’s sort of cute, in a spidery way.
5. Is it weird that I carry a tape measure and a can of WD-40 in my purse? ‘Cos some boys from church laughed at me when I pulled them out yesterday while searching for my Swiss Army knife. 
6. I may get a chance to do some wasp wrangling in the near future. Words cannot begin to describe how excited I am about this possibility. Wasps? From a bucket lift? Yes, please! Bee suit or no, that is some seriously gonzo volunteer work.
7. One of the greatest moments in music history occurred on this date in 1972:

Pay special attention to the piano. It’s amazing.


Week 2: Still fabulous

August 22, 2008

I had an awesome week. I’m ready for the weekend so I can catch my breath and recharge my batteries a little bit, especially since I’ve got an extremely busy schedule planned for next week … but I’m definitely looking forward to Monday. (When’s the last time you heard somebody say that?)


Folk Thursday: Teach Your Children

August 21, 2008

Not sure why I haven’t posted this before, but it seems somehow appropriate at the end of a day spent teaching journalism students about credibility and helping a special ed teacher come up with lesson plans that fold communications and interactive media into things like geography, science, and basic life skills.



August 18, 2008

1. It’s really hard to sound coherent when your boss calls to ask a question while you’re taking a nap after work.

2. It’s nice to have a boss who doesn’t equate confusion with stupidity. 



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