Archive for May, 2005

A Clown Eucharist…

Monday, May 30th, 2005

My eyes literally went out of focus when reading this post.
Here (pdf) is the service folder (or should I say “program?”) for which Midwest Conservative Journal posted a link.

The Old Testament lesson and Gospel readings were mimed.
After the breaking of the bread, the people respond with noisemakers.
After the retiring procession, people toss […]

The Sickeningly Quotable Kim

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

“Priscilla Owen is now the proud owner of a lifetime appointment to the second highest court in the United States, where she can inflict her utter disregard for individual rights on the people of Louisiana and Mississippi—as she has been doing for the more than 10 years in Texas.”
-Kim Gandy, NOW President
No, Kim, (graphic pictures) […]

The Quotable Martin

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

“I am much afraid that the schools will prove to be the great gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, and engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not […]

Where is National Poetry Month when I need it?

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

Packing and moving, I came across a piece of what ought to be classic literature. When I was in college, hanging out with some friends, one of them was making up funny poems off the top of his head. I gave him a title, Spicy People Soup, and this is what he came […]

Here’s something I never thought I’d see…

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

…a fan fiction contest about me and this fellow. Well, sort of. It’s not a contest yet, but she did promise. Bunnie, J-Money and Mr. Linear must have been tired, bored or intoxicated - or all three. I’d love to have overheard that conversation.

It’s working!

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Look! My blog is working! I hardly know what to do!!

New Word

Sunday, May 22nd, 2005

Decrapification: n. The process by which one rids oneself of material burdens, often in the process of moving, spring cleaning or holding a yard sale.
See previous new words here.

Oy! That’s not kosher!

Friday, May 20th, 2005

Joshua Claybourn from In The Agora reports on Alaskan Pork.
Apparently Senator Ted Stevens, who I believe has been a senator since Seward purchased Alaska from Russia, brought home $1.5 million to remodel a bus stop. A bus stop.
Perhaps having an airport named after you eventually goes to your […]

Conviction

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005

Feeling “good enough” lately? With a little help from the Piggly Epiphany at Maelstrom, we can fix that.
It’s short, to the point and would be rather interesting to hear from the pulpit.

Amusing

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

In Anchorage this week…
St. Mary’s plans bluegrass Mass
There will be a bluegrass Mass and service of Holy Communion at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, with the music beginning with gathering songs at 11:20 a.m. and the service starting at 11:30 a.m. Other services are available at the church, 2222 E. Tudor Road. For more […]

Lucky or blessed?

Friday, May 13th, 2005

This devotion addresses something that has been irritating me relatively recently - the widespread use of the word “luck” by Christians. The concept is so ingrained in our culture and vocabulary that we don’t even think about it when we say it.
Lucky, or Blessed?
I am the LORD, and there is no other. I form […]

The beer tree pictures weren’t enough, apparently

Friday, May 13th, 2005

Twylah asked for pictures.

We took a day trip to Seward and on the way back traffic was stopped for about an hour while a small semi that had flipped and was lying guardrail to guardrail was righted and moved from the road. There are far worse places to be stuck. There […]

Random Daniel…not so random

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

Have you read what Random Daniel has been up to lately?

Beer Tree

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

Somewhere between Anchorage and Kenai stands this Beer Tree. It is a tree that is apparently sprouting beer. Unfortunately it’s sprouting Coors Light. If it was sprouting something like Leinenkugel’s, I wouldn’t dare publicize these photos.

It sprouted about 20 feet off the ground (to the right of the red arrow), so we know […]

Men, Women and Toilet Seats

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

I was at a friend’s house chatting with two couples. One of the guys said he didn’t understand why men had to put the toilet seat down when they were done instead of women having to put it back up. I didn’t think of it at the time, and since I can’t go […]