Monthly Archives: January 2011

Dear Sun

You have been scarce for a while now, and I’ve missed you keenly. I understand that you do that whole limited daylight thing from about mid-fall to mid-winter, and that’s primarily our fault here in the Northern Hemisphere, tilting away … Continue reading

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Tales out of school, the second

At the school for which I coordinate volunteer tutoring there is a support group for the fathers and other adults, particularly men, in the families of the school’s students. The purpose of the group is to encourage these adults to … Continue reading

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Jumbles and rosewater

Yesterday and the day before I mentioned baking Jumbles flavored with rosewater. They are done. They are soft and rich and yummy except for the rosewater part. Kate likes them, Bruce will eat them, but I won’t. They taste like … Continue reading

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There will be no photos today

I’m doing a rare thing, and beginning this post on the home computer. Usually this is where I polish up a post I began using the phone whilst waiting for Kate to finish up a lesson or class or something. … Continue reading

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A new burdensome task? Or a frivolous adventure?

A few months ago, Kate and I were going through my stash of cookbooks and came upon this one, The Joy of Cookies, from which I had theretofore not baked a thing, and we joked to ourselves that we (meaning … Continue reading

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Happy, happy, joy, joy

I have just this minute learned that my October 2011 weekend class will not conflict with the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival. This fact, and that I have finished and submitted my intro to theology paper, and that today the … Continue reading

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Tales out of school, the first

One morning in late October I was sharpening pencils at tutoring stations in the first grade hallway of the inner-city school for which I coordinate a volunteer tutoring program. It was a little after 10 a.m. and school had been … Continue reading

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