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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

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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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