Monthly Archive: November 2008

Offering Thanks for Nonlinear Functions

As I was doing my best to get some grocery shopping done quickly this past weekend, I found it interesting how embedded we can become in the vocabulary of given discourses; not always happily. I was doing my time-and-a-half shuffle, pushing my cart, looking at my...

Merton Monday 32

At the end of New Seeds, Merton closes with a thought I find particularly wise, peaceful, and therefore comforting. It is, at the same time, greatly challenging. This is the first part of it, and I plan to offer the second part (which I find to...

What Changes, and Does Anything Not?

I’m taking a break at the moment, to do some mental garbage collection and a bit of a flush. As an exercise, because I was just reading about Baby Boomers and Millennials, let’s take the ideas, tossed about during the recent political campaign, that America isn’t...

My Money, My Body

That’s a dangerous title for a post, huh? Presently, I will likely infuriate both ends of the political spectrum. This post is not really about politics; it’s just that the recent election provided such a great example, I can’t resist. Some setup is required, but I’ll...

Merton Monday 31

  To find love I must enter into the sanctuary where it is hidden, which is the mystery of God. And to enter into His sanctity I must become holy as He is holy, perfect as He is perfect. How can I even dare to entertain...

Aircraft Report

I’m considering this to be cathartic: Aircraft flown this month, starting with the least pleasant: Airbus 319. This series makes me nervous because of initial flight control problems (to name one, pilot says to plane, “take off,” and plane says to pilot, “No, sorry, landing…”) I’m...

Words Are a Small Portion of Meaning

Well, I have four more airplane flights behind me and I’m presently doing my best to relax now that I’m home again. My notebook that I purchased early this year supports Dolby five channel surround, and I finally got around to digging out my speakers and...

Wings, and Water

I don’t like flying, and I don’t like water. Well, a glass of water is fine. Bottled water is fine. Taking a shower is fine. Deep water is a problem. I was not created as a creature of the air, nor one of the sea. I...