Monthly Archives: August 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Reading.  Scripture.  Micah.  Micah is a series of exhortations and promises of blessings  I have long admired two of the verses:  “they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

At the post office.      “OOOOO!” she said, as I bought a sheet of Janis Joplin stamps.  “I didn’t think you’d like Janis Joplin.” “Sure.  I like Janis Joplin.” “You know, when I was in the band, I did my … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Reading.  Fiction.  Dan Simmons, The Hollow Man.  Bantam, 1992. A couple of decades ago, a friend gave me for Christmas a science fiction novel by Dan Simmons.  It was long, about 700 pages, and I hesitated to start it before … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

On a walk.  It’s 8:15 in the morning.  On a corner lot is a duplex.  Two men are out on the porches.  One sits on a step and smokes a cigarette.  He waves as I pass on the side street.  … Continue reading

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