Date With a Lion: coming home

“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord… For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.” Ps. 84 I’m here in Redding this morning because I have a date. A date with a Lion. My soul has longed […]

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Here Safely: Boise to Portland

Well, I made it! Left home at 7:10 and arrived around 2. The traffic here is a mess. I’ll never complain about Boise’s again! ******** Almost 7 am. Here we go, Ruby and I. I’ve got my to-go coffee, I’m all packed, and here is where it starts. I’ll add to the post tonight. See […]

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What a Man, What a Man

I’m one day away from beginning my Rambles with Ruby. Tomorrow I leave early for Portland to see my Mama. Today will be a busy day at work tying up loose ends and packing. Oh yes, and there’s that little not-to-exceed 2,500 word essay I need to turn in before Monday night, a thousand or […]

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Tim. Freaking. Cahill.

All of that stuff I’ve told you over the last few weeks, forget about it for a day or two. I just got news of the best sort and frankly, I can’t even think about attachment, dysfunction, or politics now, let alone write about them. Can we take a break? An email I’ve been waiting […]

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Sorry, Buddy: pick-axe blow #1

When he didn’t meet me at the gate this morning, I knew before I saw him. Rudy the Rooster invariably meets me at the gate every morning, greedy for morning bread and pellets. Not today.

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