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Need a Little Music

My work week was frustrating and tiring, and probably the latter is due mostly to the former. Some nights I find the best way to unwind is to sit and go through the music collection and review the past. UFO’s 1977 album “Lights Out” is a...

Process, Procedure, Regulation and Doctrine

Still tired… This week I read an article about the Apollo program that credited the program’s success to brilliant people who were given freedom to simply go and do what they knew how, and passionately desired, to do well. Also this week I was given a...

Stone Cold Simple, Brutal Mathematics

I’m tired today. Tired in several ways. And on a less tired day, I will probably regret posting this… If I am the type of Christian who believes that being a “true Christian” requires holding to precisely the right “yes” or “no” answers to a list...

Deconstruction, pre-K Style

I was sitting around musing tonight and this ran through my mind (didn’t take long; it’s a short trip) as the simplest way I can think of to relate modern thinking to postmodern thinking. This is not deconstruction 101. It’s not even K-12. But, it’s a...

A Simple Impossibility

There are times when I sit for a while and become awestruck, as if I never have before, at the simplicity of Jesus’ message. Awestruck, too, at the incomprehensible magnitude and depth of the Love God pours out upon us. Awestruck by how glorious and joyous...

And This is Why I am no Fun at Parties

I’ve been on vacation for the past two weeks; a ship, a bus, a rental car, and a couple of taxis to get my family and me to various parts of Oregon, British Columbia, and California. The kids had great fun at Disneyland, and certainly it...

Sad Little Discussions…

I understand this is part of being human, and therefore not really sad, but usually I wish I was beyond such things. I offer it as an example of the human creature. Submitted for your approval, in the twilight zone. A recent discussion, entirely within my...

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...

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...

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...