Monthly Archives: February 2009

Skirt Chasing

I’ve got some concerns about the apparel of our young school girls: their skirts are too short. The standard uniform skirts seem to have been cut from the decorative fringe that hangs from the top of our living room curtains. … Continue reading

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All Tied Up

Kids don’t wear ties in America; the ones that do get beat up. Most public schools don’t insist on uniforms, generally only the private Catholic schools. Public school students make a study of casual wear. “Dressing up” for school was … Continue reading

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To Clart

Living in Scotland has provided me with a number of insights as to why my immigrant parents always seemed a little weird. They did things and said things that make sense here in Scotland but always gave the impression that … Continue reading

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One-Eyed Prayer

“…and for all these gifts, the gracious provision of your hand, we give you thanks, Amen.” I’d just finished a heartfelt word of thanks before our evening meal when Johnny runs over from his end of the table with a … Continue reading

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OAP

What is an ope? It sounded like a question from the British Citizenship Test. I’d not seen it spelled out like that before. It was on a marquee listing prices for haircuts. Gents…₤8Boys….₤6OAPs…₤5 It took me a minute but I … Continue reading

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Prayer for Sunday Worship

Charles Spurgeon writes, “He is slow to anger because he is GREAT IN POWER. He is truly great in power who hath power over himself.” That is, there is only one thing greater than the omnipotent power of God and … Continue reading

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One of Those Days

Today’s Post is Number 300! Falling down the stairs is a poor way to begin the day. Alas, one rarely has a choice in such matters. Yesterday that is just what happened. The stairs in the house are steep, a … Continue reading

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The Wish Book

I had a colleague in Missouri for whom the town of 1402 in which we both lived and worked must have been something of a metropolis. He was used to small town, rural living. While I had moved from Austin, … Continue reading

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13

What were you doing at age 13? Do you remember? I was in the 7th grade, maybe starting the 8th when I was 13. I liked hanging out with my friends. We played football on the weekends, rode our bikes … Continue reading

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By Its Cover

I’m not very good at libraries, ditto for book stores. There are just too many books. I never know which ones to bring home with me. I like books and appreciate a good read, but I’m kind of picky about … Continue reading

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