A Joke, A Quote, A Question, & A Miracle

Day’s Verse:
Now I ask you, lady, not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but one which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.
2 John 1:6

Lone DrooperThe joke happened in Philosophy and the Environment today.

“Philosophy,” quoth Gottlieb, “is like pornography. You deal with lots of unrealistic fantasy situations.”

Silence in the class. Pens scratch.

“That was a joke.” Slightly aggrieved.

Polite laughter.

“You know that’s not real don’t you? Nobody has that much fun.” Continue Reading >>

“You don’t wrap a dead fish in a flag.”

Day’s Verse:
Wise son, glad father;
stupid son, sad mother.

Proverbs 10:1 (the Message)

The edge of a cliff, with an untested parachute. Behind the wheel of a car with no driving experience. Ordering from a menu written in Japanese. The moment before saying “I do.” I could construct almost endless word pictures to describe the feeling of this situation, the delicate indecision of balancing, waiting, and wondering.

Sure, I’ve seen friends graduate and move on, making their new lives as they see fit. I’ve seen adults—not counting myself among them yet, although I graduate days before my 22nd birthday—moving through a cycle of workdays and weekends, their pace unfamiliar to my academic-calendar mindset. Continue Reading >>