Monthly Archives: November 2010

Random Thoughts

I forgot to blog yesterday.  Forgot! How did that happen?  During the course of the day I thought about my blog, and wondered what I should write, and came up absolutely blank.  Nada.  Zilch.  Much more interesting was the fact … Continue reading

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Acrostic for Soren

Son of Louis and Lindsey Outrageously intelligent Really, really, really ridiculously good-looking Expressive Never a dull moment

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Pumpkin Cookie Throwdown, Part Deux

The Pumpkin Cookie Throwdown of November 2007 has become legend.  I did not know the word “throwdown” and I had never heard of Bobby Flay; however, that’s what it was–a throwdown between me and Ralph’s Soft Pumpkin Cookies.  I won. … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day and AT&T

Yesterday was Veteran’s Day.  I had the privilege of spending the entire day and most of the evening with eight amazing women, making quilts for Wounded Warriors.  We worked hard. Most of the muscles in my back hurt and my … Continue reading

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Granville Sharp and Me

Today is my birthday.  It is also Granville Sharp’s birthday.  I had never heard of him until today, when Louis sent me a link to a blog post titled  How The Trinity Freed The Slaves (Happy Birthday Granville Sharp) by … Continue reading

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Fifteen Authors

From Chris Thielen, via Lindsey’s Facebook Wall: Fifteen Favo(u)rite Authors of All Time.  The Rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who’ve influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first … Continue reading

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My Top Ten All-time Favorite TV Shows

10.  Dr. Kildare.  Boy did I have a crush on Richard Chamberlain. 9. The Man From U.N.C.L.E.  (I was in the 5th and 6th grade.  It was the Cold War and everyone was obsessed with spies.  I always imagined myself … Continue reading

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Segway Man

Every day around 9 am a man rolls by on his Segway.  As far as I can tell he is young, I’m guessing between 18 to 20-something.  He is clean cut and always neatly dressed; nothing that he wears would … Continue reading

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The Elements of Style, 4th ed.

Why I love Strunk and White: (From the chapter “Misused Words and Expressions”) Prestigious.  Often an adjective of last resort.  It’s in the dictionary, but that doesn’t mean you have to use it.

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Johnny Longden

Tonight while I was waiting for Tori to finish teaching his class I picked up a copy of Our Daily Bread.  Here is an excerpt from the October 14, 2010 entry titled “A Helping Hand”, by Dennis Fisher: In the … Continue reading

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