Of Things Unseen. [He Writes Better Stories.]

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18   A year ago today, I was trapped in the throes of one of the most excruciatingly miserable weeks of my life. [Let’s just say that in … [Read more...]

I Still Want a Hovercraft.

In approximately 24 hours, like it or not, we’re going to be thrust into 2011. [And for the record, I think I’m going to love it. More on that later.] It’s entirely amusing to think about the things I was dreaming about ten years ago. Back in 2000 I was thoroughly convinced that … [Read more...]

A Little Bit of Make Believe…[Of Roast Beast and Who-Hash.]

Fancy meeting you here.  I know, it’s been a while. And you’ll have to forgive me, because on account of the malaria that was not, two hot plate Thanksgivings, the Great Electrical Fire of 2010, and an unfortunate incident in which we broke our toilet [LITERALLY knocked a gaping … [Read more...]

Of Fairies, Mummies, and Jesus. [Oh My!]

And the conversation went something like this: Awa: What are American traditions on Halloween? Me: Well, we all dress up in costumes and ask our neighbors for candy. Awa: Why? Me: …*cricket   Dear. Goodness. Have any of us ever actually thought about that? I hadn’t the … [Read more...]

Of Getting the Heck Out of Oz. [And the Munchkins Who Make Me Want to Stay.]

Can I just brag on my team? Thursday was a hard day. The “why” is entirely irrelevant- the point is that at approximately five fifteen PM, just as I ought to have been crossing the street towards the beach for my daily run, [both the most blissfully relaxing AND the most … [Read more...]