Archive for November 2010

Now I lay me down to sleep

Posted 23 November 2010 by
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Providing music for my mother

A simple, concrete trust of youth leaves many questions unanswered in our Christian faith. There are questions that we need to answer for ourselves. Yet, there are times we return.

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Love Dream

Posted 17 November 2010 by
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Dorothy Chapman

I still cannot listen to Liebesträume. When taking piano lessons when growing up, one of the instruction books I contained a simplified version of Liebesträume No. 3 by Franz Lizt. My mother loved listening to me play it. Over and over. Again and agin. I became sick of it. Now that my mom is only receiving comfort care in the hospital, I know what would make her the happiest.

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The Morning Trumpet

Posted 16 November 2010 by
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The Morning Trumpet (Southern Harmony, 1835)

It seems to me that a large part of worship during the 1700s and 1800s was about escaping from the trials of today to an existence I would consider somewhat boring over the long run. How rough and heavy life must have been to only want the next life to be spent on a cloud in endless idleness. Having leisure time in our lives today has changed the need for that personal longing. If life has changed that much, then why does “The Morning Trumpet” comfort me today?

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Something that can be discussed rationally

Posted 9 November 2010 by
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Kit Bond

Morning Edition had a story on November 9, 2010, about Hon. Christopher Bond’s book “The Next Front: Southeast Asia and the Road to Global Peace with Islam.” The tone of this interview was very different from what I have been hearing from most Republicans for the last ten years or so. Bond was respectful. He based his statements on personal study and reliable research. He had good advice for President Obama. And, Bond’s comments were not given over to fear and anger. It was refreshing.

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I need your help with some documentation

Posted 6 November 2010 by
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Tom Johnson, I'd rather be writing

Tom Johnson has a blog called I’d Rather Be Writing. He uses it as a way to update people on trends in technical communication. “I need your help with documentation” takes a humorous-yet-realistic look at a conversation between a project manager and a technical communicator. He uses Xtranormal Movies to look at things from each person’s side.

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What goes around, comes around

Posted 3 November 2010 by
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Original Republican Elephant

These next two years should be interesting. That is, as Republican rhetoric meets cold, hard fact, we are all going to be living in Interesting Times.

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