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Recently I watched a documentary called “Jesus Camp.”  My own religious history has become a rather complicated story, and there is much that I used to believe, or tried to believe, that I have set aside in recent years.  Jesus Camp was like a trip back to a part of my life that is so long ago and far away it’s almost like it happened to somebody else.

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After that first brief image, looking at the light under the door and listening to my mother’s voice, the memories of childhood come in indistinguishable order. We moved once, when I was 10 or so, and everything I remember is divided into the old house and the new house. Read the rest of this entry »

I’m a dog-lover, and I’m a big fan of the Dog Whisperer. If you haven’t seen his show, you should watch it. If you don’t have dogs — even if you hate dogs — you should watch this show. I’m sure his book is good, but I don’t see how he can fully communicate in writing what he does. And people. Read the rest of this entry »

A while ago I said I would share some thoughts about things that I think I’ve learned in a half century of being around.  So here is one of them. Read the rest of this entry »

Blogging started for me as a venue for writing a memoir, of sorts. I’ve spent more time lately on other things, but the memoir is still important to me. So, here is how it starts. Read the rest of this entry »

Well, I’m starting to peek my head out from under my recent obsession with the easy accomplishments and bright colors of the world of Azeroth, and get back to the other parts of my life. I’ll probably be fine now for a few months.

Except that I’ve had the flu, so even though I’ve been up to doing some reading, I haven’t done a lot of writing yet. In the meantime, I highly recommend that you visit McSweeney’s. It’s a wonderful compilation of mostly clever stuff written by — well, I have no idea who writes all of it, but it’s darn funny , anyway.

You might start with Catcher In The Retirement Home, in keeping with the recent theme of aging. This is a sort of sequel to Catcher in the Rye, in which Mr. Caulfield finds himself an elderly man, and not that much changed, really.

So, it’s been a while since my last post.  I won’t apologize, because I hate it when people do that.

There are several reasons, but the real main reason is that I have been in a World of Warcraft addiction phase.  Read the rest of this entry »

So I took a few days off to celebrate — well, celebrate isn’t the right word — to observe a milestone in my life. I have now officially been alive for a full half of a century. Five long decades. Fifty years, blowing past me in a blink of an eye, it seems.

That’s right, time seems to fly by, and yet when I look back over all that’s happened, it’s amazing I could fit it into just fifty years. Not that I’ve had such noteworthy adventures or anything, but, that’s a lot of days. Read the rest of this entry »

I know, I haven’t written much lately. And there’s nothing I hate more than going to someone’s blog to find that their new post is just “sorry I haven’t written much lately.”

Well, there are things I hate more than that. Child abuse, for example. And actually…calamari. Read the rest of this entry »

Quote of the Day (or other random interval)

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
Charles Wadsworth The three little sentences that will get you through life. Number 1: Cover for me. Number 2: Oh, good idea, Boss! Number 3: It was like that when I got here.
Homer Simpson



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