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Side by side

I offered to go with a friend to a funeral tomorrow. I do not know the person who died, but I know how crappy it is to go to a funeral alone. At my brother’s funeral so many decades ago … Continue reading

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The reign of peace

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. –Colossians 3:15 Continue reading

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Pickled Herring, Akvavit, and Hope

We stayed up on New Year’s Eve for herring and akvavit at midnight, Dad and I. A nice dark pumpernickel for the herring, a fresh baguette for some caraway flavored Tilsit and, of course, marzipan and coffee. We toasted my … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve, Ordinary Time, and Joy

The new floor is in the entryway. The Christmas tree is finally up. The chrismons are on the tree and visible to passersby. We have decided to place the new nativity scene in the entry, in that area encompassed by … Continue reading

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Music night

Making music together is the most universal activity of human communities. But we don’t do it anymore. Singing is a hobby for a few rather than the joy of the whole. Continue reading

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