Monthly Archives: May 2006

Where It’s At

I’ve pasted the preface in its current condition into the extended portion of this entry. I wish I’d gotten to this point sooner, so that I could have improved it in conversation with the sophisticated and critical readers who bother … Continue reading

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Status

Margaret’s helping, but I’m not making enough progress; concerned note from editor today. My brain, however, is intractably stuck; I have no publishable ideas. Will advise when further along.

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Stromateis

I should be scribbling away on my preface-essay (and Saturday’s sermon), so for now, I’ll offer mostly just these links: Zoe Williams of the Guardian explains, “No, it’s not ironic.” The falcons are back in Evanston. Elvis Costello’s list of … Continue reading

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No Popular Culture

The church gets lots of advice about what it ought to be like, how it ought to change. Sometimes this advice actually helps clarify a problem, or brings to light a problem where the church hadn’t perceived anything wrong. Much … Continue reading

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Shorts Day

The ether has enveloped and consumed the post on which Steve proclaimed his antipathy to pants (the closest I can come to finding it is Krista’s post alluding to it and this post of Steve’s that evokes a conversation on … Continue reading

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Just Thinking

Isn’t all change “exact change”? How would you get hold of an “approximately thirty cents” piece? And if someone handed you one, how would you make change? “Let’s see: roughly sixty-five cents minus thirty-four cents makes just about thirty-one cents. … Continue reading

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Invest Now

Margaret and I agree that when we read something such as this, we wish we could invest in the futures market on writers. We feel utterly certain that Steve will catch the attention of an alert agent or publisher, and … Continue reading

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For Now

It’s not that the end of the academic year looms ominously over me just now — the end will be a much-needed respite. But between now and then lies a gauntlet of exams, papers, meetings, interviews, writing, editing, and miscellaneous … Continue reading

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Home Again Home Again

Well, he really did graduate! We had a great time — Nate found terrific restaurants for us both dinners we spent in Rochester (we ate at Veneto on Saturday evening, at King of Siam on the way home), and introduced … Continue reading

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The Big Day

Graduation at 11:00; I hope to post some pictures later today or tomorrow.

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Rochester Report

Arrived safely. Nate chuffed that David wished him mazel tov. And Liz isn’t in town — what a disappointment!

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Road Trip

We’re setting out for Rochester this afternoon, to play the part of admiring family at Nate’s graduation. Right now we’re busy getting into our roles; should we be the young, cool parents (“I thought she was your sister, Nate!” or … Continue reading

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