Category Archives: Faith

So Long, James.

James Kolasa, one of my best friends from my years in Lexington, died this morning. I can’t say it was out of a clear blue sky — he had been in failing health for some time, in fact longer than … Continue reading

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Happy Easter, 2022

As I posted on social media this morning: When I was young, Christmas was my favorite holiday, and I grew to love the unlikeliness of God in the manger. As I am older and have learned of loss, I have … Continue reading

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Lenten Devotional, 2022

As long-time readers of this blog know, the college sponsors devotionals during certain times of year — most notably Advent and Lent. Members of the college community write and record them, and they’re shared on a local radio station and … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Update…

So I cleaned up the Christmas dinner a little while ago. Let me explain. After yesterday’s post, the turkey was in the oven and Clan Mondo (with Special Guest Star The Main Squeeze) was kicking back. Mrs. M was watching … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, 2021

I was the last to sleep last night, and last to rise this morning, at about 9:30. My haul included about ten books (including some Ross Thomas and Donald Westlake, along with relatively recent bios of Housman and, of course, … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Potpourri: ‘Twas the Day before Christmas Edition

Many of Mrs. M’s preparations for Christmas dinner are underway. The Spawn and Main Squeeze are chatting with her and (I suspect) looking at pictures of something cute, judging from the choruses of “Aw”s drifting down the stairs to me. … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Day Potpourri

It’s 7:30 p.m. as I start this post, but with the Standard Time sunset and an afternoon meeting, it feels much later in the day. But even though “the night cometh, when no man can work,” that doesn’t mean a … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: 55 in the Rearview Edition

Today is the last day of my 55th trip around the sun. Shortly before I wake up tomorrow morning, I’ll hit 56. Eight years ago today, I was driving home to Mondoville after the conclusion of my brother’s trial, and … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day, 2021

No, our nation isn’t perfect — nor will it be, as it’s made up of people. But its promise is greater than that of the nations that preceded it, and it’s still the place where much of the world dreams … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Noises and Books

I’m in my office this afternoon; the Summer term starts tomorrow, and I have a few things to put in order today. Meanwhile… *** Yesterday was the twelfth anniversary of my parents’ murders at the hands of my brother, the … Continue reading

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