How selfish I can be while looking through only one pair of eyes —...– Some writings of a brilliant Dad, stumbled across by his loved ones at a later date.
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey....– Rest now, Daddy.
Returning once more to the Mitten.
I walked a lot today, and it’s amazing the things you can learn on a good walk by yourself. Today I’ve learned that sometimes it’s okay to look to the sky while walking down the street, and say to God: “I’m sad. I love you, but I’m sad.” and be able to leave it at that. Because sometimes there’s nothing else you can find it in yourself to say. ...
Strange as it may seem, I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an...– Lemony Snicket (The Beatrice Letters)
I’ve read this three times, and I think I’ve got it now. But...– Professor, introducing us to our new textbook.
I Think These Kids Have Love Figured Out Better... →
Those power-evangelists are nothing less than charlatans. They prey on the...– My Evangelism professor
Can't believe October's near its end
digressionpost: Things that I miss: Cass Community Service during Fall break Pumpkin carving with Mighty Home. It’s sinking in that I won’t be home for a year, and it’s one of those moments when I’m feeling homesick. I agree with the first point, reciprocate the second, and sympathize with the third. What’s keeping you for the year? Also, I would like to add Biggby’s pumpkin...
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self...– Dale Carnegie (via kari-shma)
A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you...– E.B. White (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
Just never thought it would be like this. People get so wrapped up in work, and school, and friends, and money, and crap, and the Internet, and what politician did something bad, and all the things they think someone did wrong in the world. But when my dad’s health took a turn for the worse, my aunt was up from Ohio the next day. My brother and sister are skipping work and flying home...
In the fictional town of Pawnee, there’s a group for girls called the Pawnee...– Parks and Recreation: Thank You for the Pawnee Goddesses @ Feministing (via gtforeality)
N.Y. Police Officer Who Pepper-Sprayed Occupy... →
npr: An incident that happened in the early days of the Occupy Wall Street protests — a New York City police officer’s pepper-spraying of some women on Sept. 24, which was caught on videotape and spread around the Web — has led to disciplinary action against the NYPD commander responsible, according to New York news outlets. Another interesting bit of news…
In this place, everyone follows everyone else. ...
What has been seen, cannot be unseen...
Professor: (going over hymns for liturgy) Sometimes you have to really pay attention to the words, and be careful when choosing a proper hymn. Because some of these are very old and from a very different time and they have words that, when taken in a certain light, can have negative connotations. For instance, every once in a while you can see a little antisemitism creeping into certain songs if you really think about it. For instance, who likes the song "Lord of The Dance"?
Guy Sitting Next To Me: Ooh! I love that one! I used to sing it all the time when I was a kid!
Professor: ...Ok...Well, look at verse #3 in the Hymnal: 'THE HOLY PEOPLE said it was a shame; THEY whipped and THEY stripped and THEY hung me high; and THEY left me there on a cross to die' ....As long as you leave out that verse, the song is great! Moving on....
Guy: (in a horrified whisper) I think my childhood just died.
It may seem like I’m making a lot out of a very little thing…and I...– My Professor
Critics who treat ‘adult’ as a term of approval, instead of as a merely...– C.S. Lewis (via allysonasteraceae)