The Eye

“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” – Tolkien; The Hobbit At the end of all things I find myself packing. Soon to be painting. It seems we are the only ones […]

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Cheering and Calling…

This past Sunday after church Ivy sat with my dad in front of the television watching the Kansas City Chiefs. My dad was explaining that we root for the team in red, but Ivy was adamant that we really root for the team in blue (which was the Texans). When the Chiefs scored dad shouted, […]

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Darkness

“I was with God and with the devil. And I reached out for God. ” ~ Mario Sepulveda, a trapped Chilean miner. 17 Days… no word, no connection… 17 Days… forty-eight hours of food… 17 Days… Darkness At this point you know the Chilean mine story. After 70 days buried alive 33 men have been […]

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Inside Out

“It is like the house in Alice Through the Looking Glass.” ~ CS Lewis,  The Inner Ring (Final line of the essay) This was the last line of the article. I have read Alice in Wonderland, but never the second tale. So the conclusion leaves me hanging—wondering about Lewis’s final point. Certainly I can guess—I […]

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End of Days…

“I have listened to all the sounds of the woods for thirty years, as a man will listen whose life and death depend on the quickness of his ears.” ~ Hawkeye in The Last of the Mohicans References to old Dewey and his decimal system will soon wane. Even now, you may not know what […]

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Remembering Reality

I don’t know if I oughta go sailin’ down no hill with nothin’ between the ground and my brains but a piece of government plastic. ~ Randy Quaid, as Eddie in Christmas Vacation “false memories” ~ Researches performed a series of tests to determine how we create false memories.* A group was asked to perform […]

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Mocking Ourselves…

I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever. ~ Peeta, The hunger Games Megan was blow drying her hair while I got dressed for the funeral. Ivy sat in front of a Disney sing along DVD, when “pop” – the lights went out… I suppose if I […]

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