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“This Is A Recording…”

Leaving a teaching post mid-year means adjustments all ’round. Because most of us gaze at our navels or our own reflections more than looking outward, we notice the changes and challenges of our own circumstances before we look for collateral damage. Guilty as charged. I unhung the walls, de-booked the shelves, wrote off the desk. … Continue reading

Faith & Truth / Family Life / The Social Network

The Expected and the Unexpected

Yesterday, our firstborn (a mere technicality given his twin status) stood up in a makeshift Indiana courtroom (can a ‘ballroom’ in a Convention center serve as a courtroom???  apparently, yes.), vowed to uphold the Constitutions of the state and the Union, and essentially comport himself in a manner worthy of the office he was sworn … Continue reading