some of my favorite book dedications

I love reading book dedications. They are so commonly used, that you may be tempted to skip past the same old, “to my dearest so and so for all your love and affection without whom blah blah blah.” But if you do skip them, you’ll miss out on the great ones. It’s an art form in itself…. Read more »

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Tongue Tied — Simon’s Cat video

It’s Cat Monday again! Oh Hooray! (I found this fantastic series of small cat videos that are funny and they will make you laugh. Which is exactly what we need on a Monday at the end of a summer.) And so, because I’m nice like that, I have been posting every single one I can… Read more »

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limits and freedom

Imagine if you could do anything you want, and absolutely nothing was off limits, and your choices were unlimited, how would you feel? At first you think, yes! I’d feel great. But the reality is, if you’re like me, you don’t feel free. You feel trapped. There are too many things you could do so… Read more »

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Cat Man Do — Simon’s Cat video

It’s Cat Monday AGAIN! Hooray! (I found this fantastic series of small cat videos that I love. They are funny and they will make you laugh. And what could be wrong about that on a Monday?) And so, because I’m nice like that, I will be posting every single one I can get my hands… Read more »

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From the heart, to the heart

It took Beethoven over four years to write The Missa Solemnis (1819-1823). It is a masterpiece. “He pretty much prevented anyone writing a mass again!” the renowned conductor, Sir Colin Davis once said. Beethoven dedicated The Missa Solemnis to Archduke Rudolph of Austria. Over the score, Beethoven wrote these words: “Von Herzen—Möge es wieder—Zu Herzen… Read more »

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Crazy Time — Simon’s Cat video

It’s Cat Monday again! Hooray! (I found this fantastic series of small cat videos that I love. They are funny and they will make you laugh. And what could be wrong about that on a Monday?) And so, because I’m nice like that, I will be posting every single one I can get my hands… Read more »

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Shadows and Lies (and beautiful equations)

“By doing things badly, we make ourselves less real.” Thomas Merton Less real? Wow. Shoddy half-baked careless work makes you less real? Is that true? I think we know it is. In fact, I think it has something to do with beauty. I once heard Sir John Polkinghorne (yes, that really is his name) say… Read more »

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Let Me In! — Simon’s Cat video

It’s Cat Monday again! Hooray! (In case you weren’t around I found this fantastic series of small cat videos that I love. They are funny and they will make you laugh. And so, because I’m nice like that, I will be posting every single one I can get my hands on. And there are LOADS… Read more »

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Careless in his care

“careless in the care of God” That’s a phrase from Eugene Peterson I read this morning. (From his translation of Matthew 6:26 where Jesus is talking about the birds and how they don’t worry about what to eat or what to wear. And how life is about more than that. And anyway look how God… Read more »

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The Box — Simon’s Cat video

It’s Cat Monday! Hooray! (In case you weren’t around when I posted the first two, here is the first one and the second.) I found this fantastic series of small cat videos that I love. They are funny and they will make you laugh. (And what could be wrong about that on a Monday?) And… Read more »

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