Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Religiosity of America

It’s been twelve years since my last Easter Weekend in the United States. This past weekend felt like making up for lost time. Our family participated in (1) a Messianic Passover Seder on Thursday evening, (2) a Good Friday evening service at my sister’s … Continue reading

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Today I wear black.

Today I wear black to remember the death of a great man. Today I wear black to remember the dark clouds that rolled in as he breathed his last breaths upon the chosen instrument of torture and execution. Today I wear black … Continue reading

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Hatchet Boy

It’s been a beautiful weekend in northeast Ohio: a weekend for gardening and discoveries. Since taking out a couple of diseased trees in our front lawn, our lawn has looked pretty sad. Especially in those spots where the stumps used … Continue reading

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“Why in heaven’s name don’t we plant more crocuses?!?” It’s a question that Marci and I seem to ask ourselves every year. These early harbingers of Spring are such a joy to see. They’re small and slender, but oh so … Continue reading

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