Monthly Archives: October 2012

Getting a Perm

When I was in high school back in the 70s (ancient history to many of you), disco was king and guys got perms. I didn’t, but other guys did. I remember one of my classmates got his hair curled so … Continue reading

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Just Lucky I Guess

BBC radio news October 17, 2012, reported that one witness to the wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia testified that it wasn’t the captain’s efforts that saved lives. Instead, the news reader said the witness saw it as being “only … Continue reading

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Lesbian and Gay Relationships

I have gay relationships. I have lesbian relationships too. I think God is pleased. There seem to be quite a few people in my profession who fall into one of the LGBTQQ categories – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning. … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies – Google Oddities

Some people land here at my blog based on search engine results, mostly Google but also Yahoo and Bing. The search terms they use can leave me scratching my head, though. Here are a few, in increasing order of oddity. … Continue reading

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Just Read the Sign Already!

It’s good to read signs. I was driving to a conference earlier this month and passed one of those truck scales/inspection sites along the highway. The facility had large garages for those requiring a more thorough inspection, and on one of the closed … Continue reading

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Bare Buttocks, Barren Soul

When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him.  A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the … Continue reading

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Women? Ha! Who needs ’em?

Back in college I had a particularly painful break-up. It wasn’t painful for her. She told me we were not going out any more and started dating another guy. But I’m not really sure of the chronology. She might have … Continue reading

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Topless Women in Paris and the Scandal in Being a Woman of God

Topless women are roaming the streets of Paris. Here’s what NPR had to say: Sometimes, less is more. That’s certainly the thinking of the Ukrainian feminist movement Femen, best known for its bare-breasted protests in its home country. Now it has … Continue reading

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I Put My Running Shorts On Backwards

I put my running shorts on backwards this morning. They’re old and ratty and big and baggy and I’d have never noticed their reversal if I hadn’t tried putting my key in the pocket. Key in hand, reach for pocket … Continue reading

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Sunday School: a lesson in weakness

Here’s a little classroom exercise for whoever wants to earn extra credit (plus, as an added bonus, the top answer will receive 10,000 interwebz). Compare and contrast the following quotes. You may work in groups. Compassion is not a sign … Continue reading

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