Lately I've been thinking a lot about the concept of being naked before God. It refers to the idea that God can see all your deeds, but along with that, at least for me, it implies the kind of vulnerability that I've been feeling lately. Part of this is that in embracing my commitment to DH2B, . . .
The region's all abuzz about the first game of the World Series tonight, played right here, with our very own Rays. You can not imagine the excitement, made all the merrier by the subtle sense of disbelief that accompanies it. A year ago, the Rays were the worst team in the League, but today, . . .
This morning I got to campus very early. My 8am class was meeting at the student union instead of in our classroom, and I wanted to put a reminder note on the door. Campus was very quiet--it wasn't even 7:30am. Later, we gathered on the upholstered chairs and I taught. Everyone was more . . .
This morning as I was leaving a client's office in Clearwater, I saw a vividly marked Monarch butterly flitting about the bushes. So relaxed, so calming a sight. I stopped for a moment, then continued to my car to return to work. I felt a sudden pang of longing for the kind of life that would . . .
I voted today. After reading the Tampa Tribune's ridiculous endorsement of McCain, and then Christopher Buckley's interesting endorsement of Obama (yes, son of THAT Buckley) I marked my absentee ballot for Barack Obama. I no longer have any reason to read or listen to another campaign ad . . .
For at least a decade, I've been a fan of Storypeople, word-art that a writer named Brian Andreas has marketed. I have his books, his prints, even two wooden sculptures and recently found his website. I signed up to get a Story a Day via email and I love them.They are almost always . . .
I don't know, it just seemed like the right thing to post today. DH2B had it on his blog and I like it, since it represents one of the the Bush/Fox lies that enrages me. Sometimes it depresses me that so many otherwise smart people in the U.S. fall for this crap. I've traveled abroad a lot, and it . . .
Love is about knowing all the facts--good and bad--and caring about the person anyway.Where romance is nuance, love is encyclopedic.—Lainie Keslin Ettinger . . .
The other night I was at loose ends while my students were writing something in class. I started thinking about my nephew, a golf fanatic, who is taking something crazy like 18-19 hours of coursework in his freshman year. So, about 9pm, I texted him the following: Study break! Ponder this question: . . .
As a puppy, Riley had that defiant, "I'll do what I want, just try to stop me" attitude. To be honest, it kind of scared me. I couldn't imagine going through a whole doggie lifetime with a defiant little dog. Little dogs mature late, but now that he's more than 18 months old, he has . . .