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Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 2W ago

Holst: Jupiter

I am a fan of all of Holst's planet series, but nothing speaks to me like Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity. Anyone who's read my blog for any period of time knows I like Jupiter in all his aspec...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 2W ago

Clothes Horse

There is nothing quite like wearing a good tailored suit. The cut simply falls correctly on the body, and the figure you cut, with a neatly tied tie and a pressed shirt, makes you think you ...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 2W ago

Sick

Great balls of fire, I am feeling ill. Grievous wails of despair come from my mouth Groaning, sweating, swearing, failing of will. Gone down a bad path, my health has gone south. Give me re...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 3W ago

Meditation

I'd forgotten how wonderful and easy meditation is. I just finished a 5 minute meditation at my chair, and feel refreshed and wonderful. I also identified some bad habits I have programmed ...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 3W ago

Why we write

As used to be the case, I was talking with someone and it sparked a blog post. My friend is worried about the volume of criticism he receives for his writing, and I tried to encourage him...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 3W ago

Cleaning House

Right before my wedding, we went to the dump. Riverbend Landfill in McMinnville is a pretty nice place, all things considered. Sure, there's a smell. There's always a smell around garbage...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 3W ago

September 28, 2020

[Note, this is fiction.  Note the date.] The sun has passed it's equilibrium point, and as the month of September winds to a close and the nights get longer, I'd like to take a moment to re...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 6M ago

Poetry challenge, day 2

This time, I had my lovely wife Paddy pick 7 words, and I rhymed them and made this:Sometimes we are called to do our duty, Although it can be quite challenging. Events may lead us to find s...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 6M ago

Poetry Month and Easter

Andrew Watt of Wanderings in the Labyrinth issued a Poetry challenge for April. It went like this: Exercise One: Master a formIn medieval and Renaissance Ireland, historical sources indicat...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 6M ago

Reflections on Job Loss

It's been a while since I've written. This is a personal post, not a lot of deep gnostic thought here. Yet, the gnosticism is there, if you dig for it. 1) Anger: I knew something was wrong,...