in sickness and in health

A friend of mine today sent me a link to a news item from the great state of Iowa explaining and exploring the ramifications of a landmark ruling that is essentially going to allow same sex marriages.  The very nature of this topic of conversation is a fairly interesting one from all aspects.  From a…

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from the mouth of a child

this afternoon i had the rare privilege of picking up my daughter from school. as she ran from the tables she was sitting at with her friends dropping her lunch stuff all over the asphalt—age could barely contain her excitement. i would like to think that she was excited to see me—but no my three…

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images from the beach

Last evening the wife and I walked briskly around our alma matter – csulb. It was a good time of conversation and connection and it allowed us the freedom to enjoy each others company. Between our pithy banter, witty conversation and an unspoken desire to stop and go eat – we came across a tree…

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starbucks

As part of my work life I find myself constantly looking for places to get connected, plugged in an generally be able to do my work wherever I am (as for what I do – I have a Chandler-esque quality of no one really knowing what it is I really do).

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simple faith

An interesting thought occurred to me recently (well actually tonight) – how do you keep faith when you have lost faith in yourself. Recently, I have gone through some things in my life that have caused my confidence to wane. No, nothing major or truly serious – your garden variety male ego stuff (humility in…

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i do?

In the morning of June 22, 2007 ABC News Online reported a story about a young sixteen year old girl who married her forty year old high school track coach (ABC News). The story is interesting not only because of the age difference of the couple; but also the circumstances around the legality and legitimacy of this marriage. Many questions are begging to be asked, none the more poignant than, “how did this happen?”

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no vote, no voice

it is too simple to say that may 1, 2007 will be a day that will be scrutinized with a real potential for infamy. from the mass walkouts (not as mass as 2006) to the inappropriate behavior by young protesters and the police reaction under investigation. a day that was meant for young voices to…

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God created

Starting with the first chapter of the first book of the Torah or the Bible begins immediately. Regardless of the translation used, the meaning is the same. God created. When it was done, how it was accomplished, the particulars – these, while fascinating to think about, are relatively unimportant sidebars. Ponder on that for a bit: before any theology, any religion, or holy wars, there was a singular act, creation.

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