Archive for September, 2008

Through the Bible in 90 Days

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Last week I started a program of which the title, “Through The Bible In 90 Days,” says it all. Yes, it is a bit daunting as it requires a little more than half an hour of reading a day, and some of the books of the Bible are less than gripping. On the other hand, [...]

My Second Writing Riff

Friday, September 26th, 2008

This is the second writing riff for my blog, and it’s funny how often my riffs become writing about writing. Perhaps funny is not the word. Rather, it’s just an observation, something I notice when I embark on this exercise, but it makes sense. Since I have to produce without stopping, I write about what [...]

Persistent Voice Calling

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

I just finished watching a couple of short videos about Thomas Merton, and it stirred this recurring conviction about my need to meditate, my need to seek solitude and become a contemplative. This is something I have been attracted to my entire adult life, but I have not done much about it because of fear. [...]

Haiku

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Haiku. It’s a form of Japanese poetry that encourages a poet to play with words and meaning in a compact form. With its simple structure of three lines, the first being comprised of five syllables, the second with seven syllables, and the last with five syllables, it’s relatively easily to play with, but certainly not [...]

Writing Riffs

Friday, September 19th, 2008

In numerous instances I have sat down to write a brief post only to have it end up being more substantial and involved then I intended. For this reason I often put off writing for this blog because it is hard for me to find the time, and I have learned that I am lying [...]

I Have A Fever For More Cowbell!!

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Perhaps you are familiar with what is arguably the best skit on Saturday Night Live: the VH1, Blue Oyster Cult, Bruce Dickinson, “more cowbell!!” skit. Well, knowing that I have a fever and that the only prescription is more cowbell, a friend of mine sent me a link that can add cowbell and the voice [...]

A Recurring Vision

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

I have a vision that has been creeping up and recurring in my imagination. It happened again the other day when I was at the store, either looking at some of the headlines about the economy, or processing soundbites from recent political conventions. Either way, I was thinking about potential hard times ahead, and it [...]

My Fifteen Minutes

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

It appears that I had my fifteen minutes yesterday. Actually, it was more like two, but nonetheless, I had my moment in the spotlight. After a nice dessert with a friend of the family, we all were heading back to our cars, when I noticed an ABC news van, and a couple of gentleman standing [...]