Biography of my mother used in the service leaflet at her funeral services.
Archive for November 2010
Tagged As: Hope, Love, Prayer | Categories: Death | 1 Comment
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.
Tagged As: Family, Liebesträume, Lizt, Music | Categories: Death | 1 Comment
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.
Tagged As: Anonymous 4, Music, The Morning Trumpet, Worship | Categories: Death | Leave a Comment
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?
Tagged As: Kit Bond | Categories: Politics | Leave a Comment
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.
Tagged As: project management, Technical Writing, Xtranormal | Categories: Communications | Leave a Comment
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.
Tagged As: Episcopal Church, Gene Robinson | Categories: Christianity | Leave a Comment
The Rt. Rev. V. Eugene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire, announced his intention to retire in 2013. May he have stregnth to continue in this calling and into the next.