Month: March 2013

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Happy Easter!

  Easter dinner. #1 daughter and #1 son came over for dinner. We had ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato muffins, corn, salad, and key lime pie. The church service in the morning was good. We had breakfast first, and it […]

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Sugar Salt Fat

I’ve been reading Sugar Salt Fat by Michael Moss. I like books of this kind. I really enjoyed Salt by Mark Kurlansky , Candy Freak, Something from the Oven, Jello: A Biography, and The Botany of Desire, and really that’s […]

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Crying over Poetry

The tenebrae service was moving, with very touching music. There was a lot of eye-dabbing. I wasn’t teary in the service, which is good, since you can’t sing and cry at the same time. However, I did find myself too […]

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O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing

We’re singing this lovely piece during communion on Easter. Other pieces for Holy Week: Hallelujah Chorus,” Jesus Christ is Risen Today,” and the disturbing “Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted.” It’s appropriate to sing disturbing stuff for Good Friday, of course.

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End of Spring Break

This is what $186 worth of clothing looks like. Actually, I’m happy with my purchases. It’s nice to be in jeans that fit rather than having to hitch them up all the time. I bought several things that have been […]

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Admission

Janalisa and I went to see Admission, a new movie with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. It was of course a comedy, but a low-key one with sad and touching moments and a bittersweet ending. We then when to an […]

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Gluten Freedom?

Among the Evil 6 is gluten. Now, I generally feel like things should be authentic. Crocheted cables, textured vegetable protein, men in drag, artifical sweeteners –they all seem wrong to me. If you don’t want to eat gluten, I would […]

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Clothes

I slept this morning till nearly 7:00. Obviously, I can’t keep doing this, but it does add to the Spring Break feeling. A combination of gardening and some free weight work last night has left me with sore muscles, so […]

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Spring Breaking

I don’t think I’ll be going anywhere for Spring Break, but I did take the day off. First I slept in till 6:30 and lolled around reading for a couple of hours. Then I went to brunch with #1 daughter […]

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Spring Break?

So far this week I’ve taught two classes and taken part in, I think, three each face to face and phone meetings. I have two more meetings this week, and one more class. I’ve had a couple of meals out […]