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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Well, I’ve done it. After five years, I finally graduated from seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. I feel greatly relieved to have reached this milestone. If you’ve been following me lately, you know I have kind of dropped off the face of the planet for the past month… there are lots of reasons […]


Friday, November 21st, 2008

It’s cold outside. The November-in-Indiana type of cold, so yes, I know it’ll get a lot colder in the next couple of months. But – surprise! – this morning it was cold *inside*, too. Really cold. Like November-in-Indiana-and-your-furnace-is-broken cold. We still have hot water and gas for the stove, but our extremities are pretty chilly. […]

nothing new

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

Well, it’s been a while since I posted here, but that’s not because of a lack of interest on my part – just a lack of anything meaningful to write right now. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately: Lots of reading. Actually, the reading load isn’t that bad this semester, but as always it’s […]

the closet

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Well, in a flash of inspired activity (and in the lull of the waning semester), I finished up the closet off our second bedroom this week. When we bought this house over a year ago, remember, the closet was basically just a hole in the wall with some insulation. Tara’s dad and I drywalled the […]

flip that door!

Monday, August 27th, 2007

This weekend, I decided that it was about time for me to flip the garage door around. No, not the big vertically-sliding doors that keep our cars inside, but the person-sized side door that is accessible from the backyard. Ever since we moved in (almost a year ago!), we’ve been constantly annoyed by this door, […]


Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Man, it is hot today! (Yeah, and I’d just like to add that it’s hot, too.) Three ways you know it’s hot: Your deck stain dries almost the instant it touches the deck. (I’m about 90% done with the deck … just ten more boards to stain tomorrow.) You drink half a glass of ice-cold […]


Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

The summer of home improvements continues… Last weekend, Tara and I went to Home Depot and bought a couple of new cabinets for our kitchen. You have to understand our situation: the kitchen is very small, very cramped, and the only counter space to speak of comes in the form of a huge granite slab […]

swab the deck…

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

…or you’ll be walkin’ the plank, matey! For the past three days, I’ve been on a deck-cleaning adventure. The total of my purchases amounts to nine gallons of deck wash, five gallons of deck sealer, and a small wire brush. The most valuable of these, by far, is the wire brush. On Tuesday, I used […]

little things

Friday, June 8th, 2007

A few stories to stress the importance of “the little things” … A couple of days ago, I decided to mow the lawn. We’re having people over tonight, and I wanted the yard to look presentable, so two-foot-tall grass is out of the question. (Ok, so it hasn’t rained much here, and the grass wasn’t […]


Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

It’s like a light has just turned on … a whole new world has opened up to me. This morning, during my (pseudo-)daily DDR workout, I realized that the game awards more points for “perfect” steps than it does for “great” steps. And the difference between the two is the precision of the timing of […]

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