Monthly Archives: April 2008

Secret Handshake

I want to share this lovely, lyrical bit of writing with you all: Art is the secret handshake of the children of God, the inside joke among those with souls. The spark that is ignited within us when we are … Continue reading

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House Hunting Success!

Having Middle Son here is a joy beyond words. Yesterday we went out house hunting and found several possible places to rent. It was fun to picture him in the various possible settings — the serious contenders were a nice … Continue reading

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Dinner Tonight: Pasta with Cheese Sauce

I confess, what many people call, “Homemade Macaroni and Cheese,” I call “Pasta with Cheese”. Otherwise Youngest would probably not eat it. Macaroni and Cheese, to his palate, equals Kraft Mac n’ Cheese, and nothing that is named Macaroni and … Continue reading

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Apartment Hunting

This is so much fun.  Having our son here as an adult has been a joy beyond words.   Today he invited me to go out apartment hunting with him.   It was a gorgeous day to drive around town with … Continue reading

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Improvised Thai Green Curry for Dinner

My family teases me that if something is cheap, delicious, and easy to make, it’ll probably never appear on the menu again. Green Curry is fairly cheap, very delicious and very easy to make…and true to form, considering how easy … Continue reading

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He’s here! He’s here!

Here’s the proof! Still looking remarkably fresh after driving 30 hours straight! Younger brother helps unload boxes! Unwinding with Dad out on the back patio.

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Having a Baby is a Rite of Passage

I had to pull this tell-it-like-it-is passage out of Darlene’s comment on the previous post: When are we going to stop making parenting “all about me”? What I tell my childbirth classes is, “Having a baby is a right of … Continue reading

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What Does Research Say About the Safety of Letting Babies “Cry It Out”?

Not much, it turns out. According to researcher Macall Gordon, although parents are bombarded with advice telling them it’s ok to let babies “cry it out” until they fall asleep independently even at very young ages, there’s no research to … Continue reading

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Good to see you, CCC!

We had a good time visiting CCC this morning. D17 was playing drums and we wanted to come and hear him and the group he was playing with. You all sounded great! And it was great to see all the … Continue reading

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Worship Music for the Second Half of Life

When I got to be a certain age, my relationship to worship music changed. Up to a certain point I enjoyed things that had a good melody and were fun to sing, that my kids enjoyed — and if I … Continue reading

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Grab a cup of coffee, Keller fans

Here’s an hour with Tim Keller, who is, in this video, giving a lecture at Google in their Authors@Google lecture series. He is speaking on the subject of The Reason for God. Keller’s sermons from the pulpit at Redeemer Presbyterian … Continue reading

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It’ll Happen

I think this is the most beautiful song from Punch Brothers’ new album Punch. Enjoy!

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Teaching Computer Skills

The funny thing about teaching some basic computer skills to my friend, Barb, is that it reveals some basic holes in my own knowledge. Especially because Barb never fails to ask, “Why? Why does it do that?” “Why–why did that … Continue reading

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It’s Brutal!

My reading schedule, that is! I am 3/4 of the way through The Reason for God by Tim Keller I am 1/2 of the way through Anna Karenina. I really have to start Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen ASAP–for … Continue reading

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So How’s the New Church Going?

I have not written much about our adventures with a new church because I haven’t wanted to give offense or pain to my dear friends at our other church. It has been about a year since we stopped attending Sunday … Continue reading

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April 11 — Garden Log

While I’ve been distracted, and while it has rained and rained and rained, the roses have been growing, and today I walked around to see how everyone made out in the big wind of last night (fine) and discovered that … Continue reading

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Middlest is moving back to our town!

I am so excited about this! Middle son (depicted in the father-son photo below) is moving back to the area! I have thought of nothing else all day. The last time he lived in our town, he was a college … Continue reading

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Tales from Times Past

I have been scanning in some old photos…here are a couple, one that melts my heart to a puddle of motherly mush, and one that reminded me of a camping trip we took that I had totally forgotten about.

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April 6 — Garden Log

Recent jobs in the garden have included laying 10 more stepping stone and heavily pruning two of the out of control bushes, spreading the rest of the peat moss bale on all the roses and flower beds and the rest … Continue reading

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A Home Where the Children Can Roam

We were talking about this in my reading group the other night: the freedom of children to roam about their neighborhoods or town has changed a lot, generation by generation. We all could look back and see that we had … Continue reading

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