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Casimir Pulaski Day

All the glory that the Lord has made
And the complications when I see his face
In the morning in the window

All the glory when he took our place…

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A Birthday Con

Today was one of my sisters’ birthday. I have three sisters, and this is the youngest of the three, but she’s older than me. I’m actually the youngest of five. 1,024 more words


I got tickets to Sufjan Stevens’ show in Montreal and thus I am extremely excited to show this classic song of his with you. Happy Friday! 7 more words

The Curious Case of the Toilet Seat Picture Frame

A few years ago, when I was working at a church near Nashville, I took my youth group on a trip to do service work in the Appalachian Mountains at a… 1,148 more words


Time, in Your Hands

We’ve all been in that situation where we realize a mistake we’ve made and an apology or change that we would could make. And we’ve all been in situations where such a realization mattered and was useful. 390 more words

My Fool-o-sophy

Day 51 - the complications you could do without

Day 51 – the Song With the Longest Title in Your Collection

I think that award would have to go to Sufjan Stevens for the incredibly long-winded “The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You’re Going to Have to Leave Now, or, ‘I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!'” The song, ironically, doesn’t have lyrics and is instead comprised of an instrumental background with vocalized “ahhs” in the foreground. 36 more words

Today is Casimir Pulaski Day; Because of Sufjan and Slavery, I Offer This

It’s mostly an Illinois thing, but there’s also an important Lehigh Valley connection.  I wrote about this a few years ago, but because I love Sufjan Stevens and hate injustice, I’ll tell you about it again: 327 more words