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You Have To Be Careful

I’m having problems with my blog software, so there may be some absences or technical difficulties until next week, while I take this week to solve them.  You’ll have to endure, as will I. In the meantime, I like this poem by Naomi Shihab Nye. Listen to a temporary streaming of Ray LaMontagne’s entire new […]

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Since I have an interfaith audience–which I’m ecstatic about–what I’m about to tell you will shock some, will be well-duh! to others. I’ve not attended church in over a year and a half.  [This may not seem outrageous to some of you, but you have to understand, churchgoing is not negotiable where I come from.  […]

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Music Introductions

The sheer joy that new music brings! Liliana said this morning, on the way to school (we were listening to the first song of Vivaldi’s Gloria), “Mom, this makes me so happy!” I had known about Jonathan Meiburg’s start in Okkervil River, but I hadn’t known about his side project, Shearwater.  [Thanks, Kory!]  Oh, I […]

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A Long Way From Tipperary

Although not all of Crossan’s book A Long Way From Tipperary was riveting to me (I skimmed the personal parts, devoured the spiritual thoughts), I found a few nuggets that meant something to me.  [Crossan is an ex-monk, ex-priest who’s written myriads of books on the historical Jesus.] If you, dear reader, have followed my […]

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The Swell Season

If you saw the delightful and sweet movie Once (guy-meets-girl through a passion for music) and loved all the songs, you’ll want to check out The Swell Season’s Strict Joy, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová’s new collaboration.  You can stream or download their concert in Washington, D. C. here.  The entire album Strict Joy can […]

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