conjectural navel gazing; jesus in lint form

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I Do Nothing Alone #occupycomps

Posted December 13, 2014 @ 11:19am | by Tripp

The sun is out. After several days of rain, it's a friendly face hovering in the sky. Our drought is by no means over, but the generous rains have been graciously received even if they did flood some underpasses.I am sitting at my dining room table trying to motivate myself to get at...

 

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And again... #Scrooge

Posted December 9, 2014 @ 1:38pm | by Tripp

You can correct me with your calendrical fundamentalism until you are Advent blue in the face. I really don't care.Christmas is upon us once again. It looms on the horizon, a clove-scented spectre festooned with ribbons and baubles. I am, as always, become the Scrooge, the Grinch. It...

 

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On Babies, Comps, and Working

Posted December 1, 2014 @ 10:02am | by Tripp

Woah. So much woah.We are old people. Okay, I am an old person. My wife does not think she is old. She has always been wiser than I. This kind of age is a state of mind in the general, but every so often my body likes to remind me that I am no longer twenty-five. The physical stress of a...

 

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Listening To Myself

Posted November 5, 2014 @ 12:20pm | by Tripp

Surprising no one who reads this blog, I listen to a lot of old time and bluegrass music. I also listen to their parent and sibling styles as well such as English ballads and Irish folk music. Artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Mark O'Connor, Aiofe O'Donnovan, and The String Dusters...

 

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On The Dangers of Election Day

Posted November 4, 2014 @ 8:40am | by Tripp

It was unavoidable now that I think about it. I arose this morning and turned on the tablet computer. Opening my Facebook app, I was very quickly sucked into a conversation about politics. Oh. No.I really should have seen that coming. Let's blame the recent illness on such...

 

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Why Pray?

Posted November 3, 2014 @ 5:16am | by Tripp

Where did my prayer life go again? It just slipped away a little over a year ago. Somewhere. The little rituals, the words, and the music all just slipped away. Sundays are, occasionally, an opportunity to pray, but more often I simply observe others as a guest in a nice hotel might observe...

 

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