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Sandpiper's Thoughts | Returning to blogging

Good morning!I'm back after an unexpected blog sabbatical for the summer.  Back in June, I hadn't given much thought to taking time off - in fact I assumed I would continue writing over the summer, but once June started, the blog dropped down on … [Read More...]

Snow Day | We like short-shorts

During a writing workshop at Collegeville a couple of years ago, our marvelous instructor Marge Barrett encouraged us to write “short-shorts,” snapshot pieces of 250 words or fewer. It’s an interesting exercise, to see what stories this form suits … [Read More...]

Beguine Again | On Being Right the First Time

It isn’t often that a writer gets to publish a retraction that says, essentially, “I was right the first time”. But this is one such occasion. I recently published a “Skeptic’s Collection” post in which I expressed concern about what I viewed … [Read More...]

Random Thoughts | A Remembrance Day

September 3, 2015, should be a remembrance day[1]:  seventy years since the end of the most horrific war in world history.  The world, in theory, was at peace after ten years of “world war” with a twenty-one year armistice in the … [Read More...]

Not Quite Home | A Feast for Crows

The black plastic creature half-sat on the yard but allowed its weighty bottom to take up residence on the asphalt. It waited. It waited alone for its predestined journey that that place we use for all of that we call useless. But it did not wait … [Read More...]

Ponderings | Giveaway: 90 Minutes in Heaven book

The latest from On January 18, 1989, Pastor Don Piper died when a semi-tractor truck crushed his car. He was declared dead by the first rescue workers to arrive on the scene. His body laid under a tarp for the next 90 minutes. His … [Read More...]


First kiln at City Clay

So, this one will become a pen and pencil holder rather than a mug. It’s one of two mugs whose form I liked and whose glazes were swirly in almost all the right ways, but which are both casualties of … Continue reading → … [Read More...]

Bob Stevenson

The Moment and The Song

Submitted by Bob Stevenson, An imperfect Lay follower of Christ of the Methodist persuasion, beginning my 80th year on planet. I haven’t been able to get the song out of my head.  It followed me from “The Moment” in worship Sunday morning—bouncing … [Read More...]

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