There is this pervasive, and perverse, belief in Christian communities that one of the hallmarks of a true believer is the tendency to get up early– really early, say 5 a.m. or 4:30. Otherwise, you’re a sluggard, the Proverbs one. This verse (Proverbs 6:9 if you promise not to slap someone with it) is enough [...]
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“Joyously Abundant Products!” Jumbled amongst the pile of paper pulp on my desk, the catalog caught my eye. Great, I thought. Someone has sold our name to a religious organization. I really should stop making these snap judgments – it’s not too late to make and break another New Year’s resolution after all. This particular [...]
My poor Norwegian Artist. The man spent the entire afternoon downloading a graphic design and photo software program to his computer, only to find that, in order to open the program and actually use it, he needed another download. But that’s okay, because the second download was free, according to the big button alongside its [...]
I really do need to learn to manage my mouth one of these days. Actually, since my social faux pas was on an e-mail, I suppose it’s my fingers that need the blocking, but truth be told, I don’t feel particularly bad about speaking my little mind. It all started with an invitation to a [...]
In addition to our ability to make memorably embarrassing comments, we all manage to mangle the pronunciation of the English language to such a degree that outsiders assume that we are first generation Norwegians and Poles, as opposed to third.
And we went on to discover something that I’m convinced everyone learns at some point in their lives — usually a low one — and that is that the people you thought were your friends, aren’t; and that the support network that you thought you have, you don’t; and that the oddest help will come from the most unusual places.
When the city spends weeks ripping the street down to dirt in front of the building, it’s dust to dust to dust all over the place.
When the water main breaks in the middle of the ripped up street in front of the building, dust is no longer an issue.