Monthly Archives: December 2004

Waking The Dead

In a couple of important ancient-history posts that came to my attention in the past month or so, John O’Keefe (at TheOoze) and Diana Baldwin (at ginkworld) write about the morbidity of the many congregations they visit. Their posts date … Continue reading

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Where The Heart Is

It’s after midnight, Eastern Standard Time — soon enough for me to wish everyone in Blogaria a happy new year. There’s much left over from last year for us to work toward ameliorating, even remedying, while in so working we … Continue reading

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So Do I

From the New Yorker. . . .

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There Goes My Secret

My friend Steve Himmer takes the opportunity this morning to reveal the arcane method by which I compose my best sermons. Luckily for me, Steve didn’t figure out what those giant multi-colored concrete letters spelled — or the jig would … Continue reading

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Amateur Design Geekery

Today Micah and I have spent the day fiddling with Seabury’s website. Our working space is at this site, which we’ll delete in a few weeks, when we go live with the final version of the new page. The point … Continue reading

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Glencoe

Hey, Gary! We were there too, a couple of years ago. . . . Thinking of you and family, especially around Cameron’s birthday (and Sawyer’s, and Ruairi’s)!

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Breaking News

Avocado Farm Originally uploaded by AKMA. About a week or ten days ago, Pippa started a new venture in experimental hydroponics: an avocado pit plantation. It began humbly enough — just two pits, one of which was a pretty poor … Continue reading

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Strong Response, Weak Software

I think I remember with whom I was chatting the other day — I think I remember, but I won’t guess for the record — but one of my friends was trying to wrestle some appropriately-paginated footnotes out of Microsoft … Continue reading

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Attention, Trevor and Pippa

Trevor’s Color-Arranged Shelves Originally uploaded by Trevor. Someone has taken the color-arranged spine premise of organizing books to an extreme (via Maggi Dawn). . . .

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Writing Better, More

The other day at the library book sale, I spotted a title that seemed to belong among my useful books about writing, Jefferson D. Bates’s Writing With Precision. I only just looked it over yesterday, and saw with delight that … Continue reading

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Moderate Comments

When I reinstalled Moveable Type in the aftermath of the November Random Thought Meltdown, I was looking forward to the comment-handling capacities of the new version of MT. Even without Blacklist, which I expect I’ll install someday but haven’t gotten … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Star and Shadow Originally uploaded by AKMA. We slept well, rose late, enjoyed a pancake breakfast (apart from Margaret, whose gluten-free pancakes turned out disastrously), and eventually turned our attention to the packages surrounding the tree. Beatrice started the gift … Continue reading

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