Monthly Archives: October 2011

New Monasticism

I have long had a soft spot in my heart for the Northumbria Community. One of its members and I connected on the old Ransomed Heart forum and, when I got back from Iraq this last time, we took a … Continue reading

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Shit happens….and it should….

I grow weary of the entitlement attitude. Whether we are talking about the socio-economic model of progressives or the prosperity gospel version of Christianity. We, and here I am specifically talking about Americans, have come to the conclusion that in … Continue reading

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An update and a cool blog

So, finished my oral test today. Hopefully I did well enough to get out of here! My Listening and Reading tests are the 31st and 1st, so I have some time to listen to French broadcasts. I ran across a … Continue reading

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The Role of Friendship in Community

I spend a lot of time thinking about community, its organization, its structure, its resiliency and how to grow it. But, it came to my attention last night, I have not really organized my thoughts around a key component of … Continue reading

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The Death of Cool

This is well worth the time to read. http://pajamasmedia.com/lifestyle/2011/10/17/when-boomer-culture-finishes-its-suicide-what-will-rise-next/?singlepage=true “I often joke with my wife that I wish my generation — the Baby Boomers — could die without taking me with them. I’d sure as hell like to be around … Continue reading

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Hiatus

I really appreciate those who have made the effort to read my occasional manderings. We are down to nut cutting time here in my French class and I need to really focus, so I am putting the blog on hiatus … Continue reading

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Alabama Moon

So, I’ve been on a remanissance kick. Last night we watched Alabama Moon. It doesn’t rate well with the critics, but I loved it. The level of detail was absolutely superb. Maybe you have to have grown up in Alabama … Continue reading

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