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Thursday, November 14, 2002
Quizzes On A Thursday Morning

"God will not suffer man to have the knowledge of things to come; for if he had prescience
of his prosperity he would be careless; and understanding of his adversity he would be senseless."

You are Augustine!

You love to study tough issues and don't mind it if you lose sleep over them.
Everyone loves you and wants to talk to you and hear your views, you even get things like "nice debating
with you." Yep, you are super smart, even if you are still trying to figure it all out. You're also
very honest, something people admire, even when you do stupid things.

What theologian are you?

A creation of Henderson

posted by Jamie 10:34 AM

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And The Wind Keeps Blowing
I said as I was leaving Nashville this September that I felt like everything would change when I returned home and my words were truer than I imagined. I was referring, in that particular moment, to a roommate who had been fired from a hopeless job and was beginning to dream again and how that would affect my life. Looking back, I myself have changed. I'm also dreaming instead of worrying as well as following these dreams. I am still fearful, but not as afraid as I used to be. I just don't wait to fail, but I'm starting to see that failing will not destroy me.

There is also overwhelming sadness as we have come to find out that my grandmother is dying. My grandfather was the center of our family, but he passed on almost six years ago. Things will soon change since there will no longer be the shadow of this center. Plus, I don't think anyone knows how to deal with this. My grandfather's death was sudden, but my grandmother's will be slower. I will get to say goodbye this time which makes it easier for me - conclusions help me to process it all - but I think this is harder for most. My relatives are really not doing well. I see it most in my mother and I miss her joy. It will return but I am impatient for it. I'm sure she is as well.

I also think that, when death enters your life, you must decide to continue to live. I don't really feel particularly joyful at present - most of my current jokes are rooted in cynicism or absurdity - but it is easier for me to laugh than to cry. I think this is ok though. It's my inherited way of dealing with what is painful and it keeps us alive. I find I have new hope that life is worth living and that it will not pass me by. I don't know what that means, except that though there is now sadness, there will be new joys tomorrow. I will receive some of my dreams, until one day the sun and moon will be replaced and all tears wiped away. I don't know what that will be like, but it will be interesting. I don't think I even want to comprehend - only await.

posted by Jamie 12:16 AM

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002
A Whole Lot Of Nonsense Today
GK:....after a message from the Ketchup Advisory Board.

TR (as Hal Riney): Once there was a town and it was a lot like many other towns ---- it had alleys and swing sets and a hose at the gas station that dinged when you drove over it --- but in this town, there was only a commercial radio station that broadcast hideous commercials and brain-numbing swill from morning to night so that one by one people began wandering into the woods and not coming back.....until one day....public radio arrived.....and suddenly you could hear organ sonatas and interviews with shepherds and festivals of Lithuanian choral music and a nine- minute documentary on an Appalachian woman who makes weather vanes out of coat hangers and call-in shows featuring sociologists....and life became good again.....and that's why we here at the Ketchup Advisory Board ask you to support public radio. It's a lot like ketchup itself. Part of the richness and grandeur of life. Ketchup...all the best a ketchup can be....


posted by Jamie 11:37 AM

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Wish List
Anyone out there looking to bestow a bodhran? If so, I could be a happy recipient. :o)

posted by Jamie 11:09 AM

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This-or-That Tuesday
  1. Hershey's Kisses: with or without almonds? Without. Yep, definitely without
  2. Wizard of Oz: Scarecrow or Tin Man? The scarecrow, but I don't know why. Some folks go this way and some folks go that way.
  3. Meat eater or vegetarian? Either until it becomes eclusive.
  4. Buy books or borrow them? I buy them. If I check them out from the library, I forget to bring them back and pay high fines. Also, I like to take notes in the margins and you can't do that with someone else's books.
  5. At the bank: ATM or human teller? I haven't seen a human teller in years.
  6. Oil or gas (or other) heat? As long as I don't freeze, I'm ok with either. When you rent, you aren't really given a choice!
  7. Pen or pencil? Pen except at work I use pencil.
  8. Drive or use public transit? I use both everyday.
  9. Who IS James Bond: Sean Connery or Pierce Brosnan (or any of the others in between)? You know, I don't really have an opinion on this one though I suppose Sean Connery is the correct answer. Pierce Brosnan will always be Remington Steel to me.
  10. Your ideal breakfast: full (bacon/sausage, eggs, pancakes, etc) or continental (bagels, muffins, fruit, cereal)? Continental in the morning. Full in the evening.

posted by Jamie 9:32 AM

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Monday, November 11, 2002
Smoky Bars on Sunday Nights
I was fortunately enought to hear my friends in
PearlMerchant play last night. I was sitting there thinking that this is what Christian Art should be about - good music that is not imitating the world around them but trying create something new, true interaction with the audience after the show asking about others instead of talking about themselves, making sure to sit through the next band's act so that there was an audience - they even bought me dinner! I must say that I was thoroughly impressed.

[Audio Clips]

posted by Jamie 11:58 AM

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Quizzes on a Monday Morning

What box do you get put in?

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posted by Jamie 9:19 AM

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