Nostalgia or Truth?

Few people can escape a degree of nostalgic amplification of how much their present conditions differ from their pasts. Sometimes they frame narratives of redemption — “I was a depraved sinner, but now I’m clean,” or “The oppressors had their boot on our necks, but we finally threw off the chains of our servitude” —…

Life With Pippa

Last night, I was preparing my special recipe for fajita vegetables, and Pippa looked over to say, “Lookin’good.” I responded, “Thanks!” Pippa: “I was talking about the vegetables.” I: “Of course — the day you say I’m lookin’good. . . ” Pippa: “Is April 1st.” A few minutes later, Pippa suggested that we have oatmeal…

Wheeee

I threw out some back-up system folders from previous back-up-and-restore sequences, and now my hard drive has several gigs more empty space. I feel so free!

Repent, Sinner!

If I subscribed to a flat Deuteronomic theology that correlates piety with prosperity, and misfortune with sinfulness, the only explanation for this week would be a track rtecord of intense transgression. I had a faculty meeting Monday morning, Strategic Planning Committee meeting Tuesday morning, no meeting yesterday (but between classes and services, eight hours of…