Happy/Sad Halloween!



Really scary: Errrrrrrrrrrwinnnnnn playing hardball with The Guy Group, as follows. Not suitable for small children, pregnant women, or people with bad hearts or weak constitutions.

Guys:

I did not receive your weekly report this time. I want to remind you that this is still a requirement for your project, and failure to meet it will result in an NR for your project.

Prof. Danneels.

– KF –

Miracles Do Happen

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Day’s Verse:

Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ…

Phil 1:27

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Miracles do happen, sometimes in the form of a blog appearing without my asking. Today has been one of struggling to find who God wants me to be – and I’m finding it isn’t an annoying, bossy wife. Aside from that, I think I understand the calculus assigned, I’ve finished my writing assignment, and two of the three sections (albeit the smallest sections) to edit on my IQP.

Carmel caught a squirrel while Dad was away in Minnesota on a business trip. Hypothesis: the squirrel, running the gauntlet of the fence with the neighbor’s dog on one side and Carmel on the other, probably got knocked off as one of the dogs jumped against the fence. I guess Carmel actually carried it in her mouth, and Mom had to lure her back into the house. Although the squirrel initially survived, it later died, possibly of internal injuries or broken bones. We always wondered what Carmel would do if she caught a squirrel; now we know. She will run around excitedly but not eat it or play with it. More than likely this was the culmination of all her doggy dreams – and will occupy her dreams for years in the future. If dogs have memories that long. Continue Reading >>

The Timer Ticks On

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Day’s Verse:

We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.

1 Cor. 8:1

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And thus Friday arrives, not with a bang or excitement but with a sputter and a lack of my absentee ballot. The first year I register to vote, and am passionate about voting for Christine Gregoire for governor, and the Postal Service does not even have the common decency to deliver my ballot. I must counteract Ian’s G.W.B. vote, too, although my vote for Kerry still cannot bring the apartment into a positive liberal index. Continue Reading >>

Eclipsing My Painful Past

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Day’s Verse:

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, teh one will lift up his companion. …Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.

Eccl. 4:9 – 12

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Three topics today. First, last night really: a total lunar eclipse occurred, interestingly just about the same time as the Red Sox performed their riot-inspiring eclipse of the Yankees’ long-held position. Can you tell if this picture was taken at the end or at the beginning of the eclipse? Continue Reading >>

Worcester Sunrise

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Day’s Verse:

The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.

Lam. 3:22-23

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Who says Worcester is a city of ugliness? It’s all really in where you look. This morning I looked out the window and saw brilliant colors, so I dropped everything, grabbed my camera, a coat, and flipflops, and dashed up the hill to a particular vantage point I know. In a frezy of shooting, I caught this moment of brightness and am reminded that God is here in Worcester – perhaps the sunrise His reminder of the blessings He has bestowed on us. Continue Reading >>

Lighter, Brighter Note

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Day’s Verse:

“Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.”

Luke 23:46

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Finally classes have begun, although in truth I only had math today and since tomorrow is Wednesday none of my classes are held. This allows the week to start very slowly, and I would not think of complaining about that. To add some interest to the day I also went to an appointment at Clark Health Services – always a thrilling prospect. Serving as a doctor in a college must be a strange experience: imagine working, essentially, in a dorm building. The walls are sterile painted cement blocks, the floor cheap and durable carpeting, the furniture cheap, the technology avaliable highly limited. Think of training for all those years and landing in a crappy job like that. Continue Reading >>

Pensive Thoughts of Home

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Day’s Verse:

Prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.

2 Cor. 5:8

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Break extends long, seeming endless days of sloth, measured by lazy hours and guilty pangs as my IQP peeps from under dusty scholarship applications. The books I read lay heavy on my mind, only three in the ten long days: two lousy, terrible reads that shame me to admit them. Too many hours of Babylon 5 episodes and chocolate peanut-butter balls coat my waist and hips, while the few conscience-assuaging push-ups do little to truly counteract the cookies. Continue Reading >>