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Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 1M ago

What is a Johannite: Spiritually Decisive

"And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately ...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 1M ago

Reading material

I am reading a ridiculous amount of books at the moment. I should really pick one and finish it. The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin Complicity by Iain Banks Driftless Spirits by Dennis Bo...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 2M 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 · 2M 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 · 2M 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 · 2M 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 · 2M 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 · 2M 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 · 2M 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 · 7M 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...