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Posts Tagged ‘religion’

Big Projects

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Two very large projects reached completion yesterday. First, here’s Erin, unblocked and with just one button. This is Erin, by Alice Starmore, from The Celtic Collection. More or less. I changed from a drop-sleeve to a modified set-in sleeve, simplified the colorwork on the sleeves and the shoulders, changed to a V-neck, and did a […]

Higher Mathematics, Truth, and Beauty

Friday, April 11th, 2008

I made some pretty cinnamon cookies with my magic cookie press last night. I hope you find them charming, but I have to admit that I am a piker in the decorative cookie department compared with the Evil Mad Scientist. Click on that link and prepare to be astounded. The sudden serendipitous appearance of fractal cookies […]

God, Physics, Handbells

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Bigsax spoke querulously. “Why am I not hearing the B and C where they should be?” He might have had a right to be querulous. He had had to sit in a meeting with me discussing things like emergent and experiential worship, and then when bells were supposed to begin I had slunk off to the […]


Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

I’m still reading Peter Davies’s God and the New Physics. It always takes me longer to read nonfiction, or at least nonfiction with new information or big ideas in it, because I have to stop and think a lot in between reading. The new physics in this book isn’t new to me, just a reminder. […]

The Problem of Pain

Friday, February 8th, 2008

We went to #2 son’s work open house last night. I have been forbidden to mention where he works or what he does, and I am also not allowed to say that he looks cute in his uniform. I thought I would report on C. S. Lewis’s book, The Problem of Pain. A few pithy […]


Friday, September 28th, 2007

We have roses. It was too hot and dry there for a while. We also have lots of baby peppers. And herbs (that’s lemon verbena in the picture). Otherwise, the garden is finished. This is my fault. I should have planted some fall vegetables, but I didn’t. That’s all. Yesterday was a wonderful autumn day, with […]


Thursday, September 20th, 2007

I may have mentioned that I am teaching a class on hymns on Wednesday evenings. I’ve done this class before, and it is always fun. Yesterday we were talking about hymns as theological statements. You may never think about this. For one thing, you may never think about hymns at all. I bet there are […]

Personal Holiness

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

We were quite busy at the store yesterday, though not insanely busy. The numbers ended up looking good, but we had enough time at various points in the day to discuss why it was that we were not insanely busy. The Princess left, exhausted, after lunch. She will be working again today. The Poster Queen […]

Conversational Flow

Monday, August 13th, 2007

I have been away from the ladies’ Sunday School class for some time. I taught the Senior High class last year, and then when I finished that, I started the busy summer and have had special music things going on and all, so I have been back only occasionally this summer. So when I went […]

Do Things Happen for a Reason?

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

I started reading The Potluck Club Troubles Brewing and stopped pretty quickly. It contains overheated prose and disgusting recipes. Instead I am going to reread Money to Burn by Katy Munger. Since I have the day off today, I should get some of that book read, even though it will be an extra book for […]

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