February 2013 Blog Posts (6)

An Ordinary Life

"Another day in the Life..."

This is the beginning of the 15,976th day in the married life of Davis and his wife. Five hundred and sixteen months ago we planned a simple wedding at 7 p.m. CDT. The day was to be routine with the fulfillment of classes at the university for me and private studio teaching for her. We decided to make the day as ordinary as possible, but the plan was to prepare for an extraordinary life of days together. At 7 p.m. our best man (the old man who was a mutual…


Added by Bede, the Venerable on February 27, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Relationship Crap Limit

The length of a relationship determines the amount of crap someone should put up with. The graph below shows a crap scale of 1-10 with 10 being pure drama, craziness and completely irrational behavior or violence. The green line is the max limit while the purple line is the general day to day. The majority of the time the drama and other crap should be below the purple line and only occasionally it is acceptable to spike up to the green line. …


Added by Paul_of_TX on February 21, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Thanks to Friends for the gift of Reading Refreshment

After a long day of complicated events along with the rich time of teaching, my wife and I had a later than usual supper which was interrupted several times to change the wash over into the dryer. The “slight” mess from the softener issue required old sheets and towels to mop things up. All needed washing. We finally sat down in the study for our reading from “The Hour Before Dawn.” We both had looks of wonder and amazement at the artistry of Penelope Wilcock. The wife was reading the part…


Added by Bede, the Venerable on February 18, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

"Vintage" Birthday Thoughts

Well, today was a big day.  I was born February 17, 1963...which makes this, yeah, you got it...the BIG FIVE-OH day.  Wow.  I can't believe I'm fifty...seems like just a short while ago, I was stressed out about turning forty.

The AARP card application arrived last week (so I guess I can join "the Huh-man" Bruce's group now, huh?--the one for older gentlemen?  I think I've met the requirements).  This is a milestone day---but it's a milestone in a race that I'm not in too big…


Added by Todd Serveto on February 17, 2013 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

The sickness that is afflicting education

I was on the internet and stumbled upon this gem of an article that discusses elementary level students and their extreme stress in standardized test situations. There is one specific instance in which a child worried himself physically ill and as a result his parents cited a very broad religious/ethical consideration that exempted him from the standardized test. The mother said that after not having to worry about the test, her son was much more interested in class and even wants to be a…


Added by Brett ward on February 7, 2013 at 8:56pm — No Comments

“So that no man has reason to boast.”

     We’re at table, and breakfast is concluded. I open the page to Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 14:13-22. This is where we left off yesterday, and our anticipation of pondering yet another chunk of the first Gospel is heightened not because we didn’t know what was in the next few verses and were eager to find out. No, we had traveled these pages many times before—so many times we can’t remember the number. For good reason, the familiarity had not made another “routine” reading jaded with an…


Added by Bede, the Venerable on February 1, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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