Monthly Archives: November 2011

"I have calmed and quieted my soul."

Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul,         Like a weaned child with his mother;          Like a weaned child is my soul within me.                                                     Psalm 131:2. It has taken awhile. Usually, in the fall, I am filled witha sense of … Continue reading

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Still not king…

…and still pretty wiped out.  I had two different meetings today, and now want to nap.

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Important reminder

 It is vitally important not to try to watch the Colbert Report while drinking milk.  Oww.

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Good food.

So, I’m still weak, fatigued and coughing.  I did go to Starbucks for a couple of hours today with the kids.  We had a far ranging, interesting discussion, as is our wont.  Then I came home and slept, and talked … Continue reading

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QOTD, for several members of my family

… and you know who you are. “[Geocachers] use multimillion dollar military equipment to find Tupperware hidden in the woods.“*Ken Jennings, during a talk abut his new book Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks.*Just to be clear, … Continue reading

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New Christmas music

Each year, I add a few songs to my collection of Christmas music.  Last year it was Josh Groban.  This year it is… Straight No Chaser, “The Twelve Days of Christmas (Live),” and… “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” by… … Continue reading

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Simplicity: is that so hard?

“Silent Night” is a simple song.  That’s what makes it so very moving: simple does not mean empty or shallow.  It is like “What Child Is This?,” beautfiul and simple but not plain. That simplicity may be why so many … Continue reading

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