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Eagle and Butterfly

. . .and spider and little brown bat, whom we call Otis.  The bat’s full name, in Latin, is Myotis lucifugus, and when there are two of them roosting up in the barn, we call the other Lucy.  239 more words



Many months ago I announced that I’d be sharing a list of things I’m grateful for on this blog every week. Well those posts have been rather more sporadic than I planned, but I still love the idea of remembering the good things in life, and what better way to start the week? 71 more words


Tapadh leat

1. Amanda Tapping. !!!!!
2. I am alive, when it could have easily gone the other way.
3. I am a practicing meditator.


Created to Create

Gratitude List:
1. Talent show.  Belly laughs and tears in one evening.  “It is Well.”
2. Those boys laughing into the face of the Wolf.  I don’t mean any wolf–that laughter would be rude.   71 more words


God's Love

This week, I have experienced God’s love in the following ways:

  1. My wife’s healthy delivery; six weeks early but with consistently low blood pressure and manageable pain…
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Owl and Dawn

Gratitude List:
1. This pre-dawn moment: Me.  Crickets.  Owl.
2. Creativity.  Making.  The Will to Create.
3. Cold front. Thermal comfort.
4. The reverent wisdom and irreverent humor of teenagers. 11 more words


My Freshman Comp Class - FTW!

My comp class showed they’ve been paying attention to the power of rhetoric when they gave me this card yesterday. It made me smile and brought tears to Britt’s eyes.