Thursday, June 30, 2005
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Do You Smell That?
and that perfume your boyfriend bought
the rich sweet smell of exhaust from a 72 dodge
dense particulate matter of black diesel chug
hyper sweet vanilla car fumigator
yes, i'd love a bite of your french fries
old spice is not a supplement for bathing sir
stinging astringent smell of burning clutch
more tar please mr. tar truck
grey blue tire smoke penetrates closed helmet visor
horses eat hay right
cows eat rotted carcass
sweet fruit truck
savory wheeled taco factory
magnesium white smoke flare
jasmine citrus sweet blooms
mom must have made casserole
freshly fried donuts
greek burger smoke
dryer sheets swirl
and i'm home
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Past, present, and future...
Friday night, in
Sara's due date was Sunday. All that crap about due date simply means, the baby could come today, or in two weeks. Talk about exercising patience. In the mean time we'll busy ourselves with reading books about labor, practicing relaxation techniques, and I'll get a bit more practice in with my "very pregnant wife massage".
Your prayers are appreciated.
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Beniy and I after our morning run...aren't we dashing?
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
The other night while laying in bed, having just settled in, my dear Sara said to me, "Honey, it's weird that you used to talk in your sleep all the time and now you don't anymore."
A smile stretched across my darkened face, "Maybe I've said all I needed to say."
Thursday, June 09, 2005
- Total Number of Books I've Owned:
Not nearly as many as most people who consider themselves readers, probably not as many as folks who don’t read. My best guess would be right around 2500.
- Last Book I Bought:
3.Last Book I Read:
The last book I read was Woman Warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston. This book caught me off guard and left me feeling as though I’d been pushed out of a moving car. The book documents a hard life in a hard culture. Good read.
Five Books That Mean A
Five Books That Mean A
East of Eden, John Steinbeck
Tortilla Flat was a close second especially for Steinbeck’s ability to pack a full and wondrous story in to a book of less than 200 pages.
The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R Tolkien
These books drove deep into me as a person and forced me to think on deeper matters such as, honor, courage, and loyalty. Many books may change a person in little ways; this trilogy changed me in ways unimagined coming from fantasy.
The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
These books are great on so many levels, children’s fantasy mingled with great theology.
Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
The life a boy destined to save the world. This book was a laser blast to the chest, very engrossing right down to the last page.
The Ladder of Divine Ascent, John Climacus
Intensity in ten cities! Once is definitely not enough, this needs to be read again and again. The harsh and difficult lives of men many of whom have found rank amongst the angelic host.
5. People I Will Infect With This Meme:
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
RULES FOR LIVING
Let yourself be persecuted, but do not persecute others.
Let yourself be crucified, but do not crucify others.
Let yourself be insulted, but do not insult others.
Let yourself be slandered, but do not slander others.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Such is the
sign of purity. Suffer with the sick. Be afflicted with sinners. Exult with
those who repent. Be the friend of all. But in your spirit remain alone.
Spread your cloak over anyone who falls into sin and shield him. And if you
cannot take his fault on yourself and accept punishment in his place, and do
not destroy his character.
+ St. Isaac of Syria
Orthodoxy sets the bar very high, it doesn't candy coat it's words and tell us we are almost there. This is one of the things that drew me to this Holy faith. It has a real view of holiness and a real vision of what we will be like when we are in fact holy. Though I may never in this world measure up, I know with certainty that many have and this is encouraging, this is hope filled, and soaked in grace.
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Blogodoxy has a review of the new film that says very well much of what I feel about it. Thorough enough to change the mind of James? I think not.