120 Books, 40 Days

The year I bought the most (non-school) books was my senior year of college. I was six or seven when I discovered books so I’ve spent almost a quarter century reading, buying, and accumulating books. One of the six bookshelves (yes, six) in my apartment is dedicated to books that I have found and anticipate […]

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Cotton Candy Dreams

I remember being not that little and watching the concession-person at the carnival magically spin the cotton candy into a fluffy pink ball to carry as we went home. Well, at least as we started home. I don’t think the cotton candy ever made it all the way home. Once I started eating my ball […]

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Sunday Afternoon on Twitter

I have an ongoing goal to show that actual conversations happen on Twitter.  I like to think of Twitter as the online version of a great coffee shop where great conversation can happen.  So this afternoon on Twitter a group of us started talking about Eucharistic Prayers. Common Prayer Youth@BCPYouth Eucharistic Prayer A: Eucharistic Prayer […]

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Hair Loss

My mother wore her hair long until cancer and chemotherapy left her bald. I remember her telling me, from the first of many hospital beds, that she’d chosen to have them shave her whole head. As far as I can remember she handled baldness well with wigs, scarves, and bare scalp. A few years and […]

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Millennials: Starting Young

My parents picked The Episcopal Church for their family long before I chose to stay, and I’ve often thought that TEC ‘stuck’ better in my case than they might have wished. By the time I was the one choosing a lot more was involved than easy Sunday School registration. The first time I chose TEC […]

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(Happy Birthday)x

I’m not  a big birthday person.  It’s not an age thing–one of the perks of being an Episcopal Priest is that I get to be considered “young” until I”m 45 (currently, I’m waiting for them to raise it).  That gives me another 16 years of young. For years I would be reminded that it was […]

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Holy Week and Memories

Holy Week is hard.  That may seem an overly simple statement for a priest to make.  After all, Easter, Resurrection is at the center of our faith.  And this week leading up to it is full: full of weighty symbols, full of meaning, full of Church, full of work.  More sermons to write, more liturgies to plan, […]

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