Archive for August, 2011

odds & ends

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Need another form of addictive stumble-upon style web-browsing?  Try Pinterest– I’m hooked. Ever wonder why you outgrew the Sweet Valley High fad? Perhaps those blue-eyed Wakefield twins weren’t actually that sweet– Here’s why. Can’t quite find the right word to describe your current state of moodiness? Try looking in the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.

billy, live

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Current sound-snack à la morning commute: an audio recording of a performance at the Peter Norton Symphony Space featuring Billy Collins and his (‘trouble with’) poetry– complete with a satisfying subtle-humor introduction by Bill Murray. Collins reads his work with the drip of delightful self-inflicted sarcasm mixed with the undertones of simple everyman brilliance. The [...]

gateway crossing monthly devos

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Each month, I write a brief devotional article for my church, Gateway Crossing, and friends, sent via email and also posted to the Gateway Crossing FB page. Below I’ll post May-August articles if interested. Each article addresses a current life theme or spiritual thought, as a way to keep the questions and conversations continuing beyond [...]

adventures in microfiction

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Rediscovering the satisfaction in composing stories of 100 words or less, thanks to Stylist’s recent contest. Give Pause A handful of generations tarry on the dusk of autumn, seedling with memory of summer’s tired stories. We gather here to gain our strength; the source: each other. The looming tree gives pause for rest along the [...]

finally aboard the hogwarts express

Friday, August 12th, 2011

{source} I know I’m late to the party. The first Harry Potter book was published when I was in the fourth grade, and I remember my friends reading it, eager for the next book to be released, yet I dismissed them, lumping them into the weird wizardy genre of epic fantasy geeks. Later, when the [...]