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A True Clockwork Expert

More than two hundred and fifty years ago — so long ago that America was still a collection of diverse, squabbling colonies — a British carpenter and clockmaker named John Harrison made an outlandish claim.   362 more words

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I’ve been watching the film Longitude because, well, I like it and second to get a better sense of the 18th century. I can see me watching  223 more words

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The 241 year old pendulum clock that’s more accurate than your watch

241 years ago today, John Harrison, one of Britain’s finest clockmakers died.  He left behind designs for a clock that makes the accuracy of that quartz watch on your wrist look pretty average. 1,214 more words

Musings

The Great Salsa Book

So this book has been in my collection and has been one of my favorites for many years. I see that it was recently republished in hardback and I can see why: it has stood the test of time. 350 more words

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Transfiguration, Transformation, Hope

My deepest thanks to D. Mark Davis and the Rev. Dr. Delmar Chilton for their insights and scholarship in writing this week’s sermon.

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Laundry Lists and Love - God Cares!

This is, I confess, very much a rehashing of an old sermon. I don’t enjoy doing this sort of thing, but I got a bit overwhelmed with meetings (I co-chair… 2,338 more words

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