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For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony.

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I heard this quote the other day and I can’t stop thinking about it as my two 1-year-olds do laps with their walkers for as long as we can bear it:

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”

G.K. ChestertonOrthodoxy

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November 19, 2014 at 9:55 pm

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So it begins

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Another volume of one of my favorite series.  Sadly the author of the first two volumes died before he could complete the last.  The new author lives near my hometown.  I’m curious how he’s done.  Time to find out.


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February 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

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A Life to Aspire To

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This video pretty much encapsulates my true calling in life.  If you get bored with the hunter-gathering bits skip the five minute mark where he and his wife cook dinner with an impromptu accordion ballad.   It’s all fantastic.

I wonder if Charity is up for this…

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September 5, 2012 at 8:27 am

Posted in Geeky Blogs, Laughter


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The paint color?  The name of the family inside?  How smooth a rapper the owner is?  Whatever the answer, Providence has some awesome architecture in the areas between us and Brown.  Loving walking past all of it on my way to meetings.



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June 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Evidence of Weight Loss

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Two inches smaller for each suit.

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May 8, 2012 at 9:09 pm

DPP Day 4: Lost and Found and Lost and Found

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On Friday afternoon we drove into town to deposit Charity’s rental car.  Because she set her right hand glove on the back of the car we also deposited the glove en-route.  Hours later we circled back but couldn’t find it.

This left Charity in the sad state of attending the Messiah with only one of her favorite gloves.

Saturday I retraced the route one last time, spotted a black object off the side, whipped the car onto the grassy shoulder, and found it.   A triumphant return with the missing glove followed!

Only one problem.  When we went to find the left-hand glove it was gone.  Lost.

Really?  If this a ploy for a new pair of gloves just say so!

That left us searching again today for the (second) missing glove.  We drove back to campus and success.

I found it in the parking lot, a lone black speck in a sea of asphalt.

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December 4, 2011 at 2:15 pm

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We had this very fun group of kids and their parents over tonight.  Very cute and very fun.  Love their tv watching strategy.

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October 25, 2011 at 9:00 pm

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Runs in the Family?

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Today Dad sent me this nifty feature (see below) from a recent article on great pitchers.

Given my perfect record as a pitcher (1-0) in little league I think I might have also had the gift.  Chose the life of the mind of course, but probably could have made it.  🙂

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October 10, 2011 at 10:54 am

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Upsides of Moving

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One upside about moving is that has forced us to touch every last item we own and decide if we really need/want to keep it through two moves in the next year.

For the most part I’ve been surprised at how little we have.

One area where this did not apply was my sock drawer.  Total pair count?  45.   We narrowed it down and got rid about 20 pairs. It’s much less crowded now.

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July 25, 2011 at 11:52 am

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Rejection Letter

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After receiving as many rejection letters from schools as I have over the last few years, writing a rejection letter to a school feels as good as advertised.

When a school contacted me today to let me know that I had the privilege of being considered for their position I really wanted to write the following

Dear School X,

Thank you for your interest in my application.  Your letter of interest was one of many inquiries I received from a talented pool of highly regarded schools.  While I was extremely impressed with your schools credentials (faculty, pay, and excellent student body) I regret to inform you that I have selected another school to work for next year.

Best of luck in your search.

Wasn’t quite that cheeky but it was still very fun!

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May 12, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Classic Quiz Answer

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Question:  Do the authors agree that legislatures make a difference in policy-making?  Why or why not?

Answer: Yes.  See article for reasons.


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April 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Streetview Goes Worldwide

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GoogleMaps informed me today that streetview is available on every continent.  I was skeptical.  I was wrong.  Love it.

I particularly like the penguin in the lower right-hand corner.  When you move him along the street he flies.

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October 1, 2010 at 11:53 am

I know this dog

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Here’s my connection to fame.  I don’t like this dog but I do know it.

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June 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Posted in Church, Laughter

What Netflix Thinks of Us

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I don’t know if I feel known or condemned by the monikers.  “Fighting the System” made me laugh the hardest.

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February 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm

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Learning to Bake Again

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Our gas oven is a bit . . . ah . . . elderly.  Very functional, but elderly.  As such, I’ve always estimated temperature by the thermometer in the oven instead of the gauge on the stove.  What hadn’t quite sunk in over the last six years is that the oven thermometer itself might also been elderly.

How elderly you might ask?

65 degrees too high, that’s how elderly, or so the new oven thermometer has revealed.

Just think, for years I’ve thought that the reason I’ve never burned anything is that I’m such a clever cook.

In addition to wondering how I’ll have to adjust my sense of cooking times, I wonder if there is an upper limit to how highly I can think of myself without cause!

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January 24, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Posted in At the House, Laughter