Month: June 2008

Monday Moanin’

I want to revisit the birding issue. Looking back at my post, it was too harsh. Someone once told me, “Don’t question another person’s hobbies.” It’s good advice. Birding …

Birding

I got a head start on Purgatory yesterday. For a variety of reasons, I had to go birding with my father-in-law, son Jack (12), a nephew, and two nieces. …

Friday

If you haven’t figured it out, I’m on vacation this week. It’s my family’s annual trip to Houghton Lake with my wife’s family: 40 in-laws for seven days. I …

Thursday Top Ten

You might be lethargic if: 10. Kneeling and standing during church cause you to break a sweat. 9. You break a sweat taking a shower. 8. You have nightmares …

Wednesday Top Ten

During my term as editor of Gilbert Magazine, a wise man passed this along to me: You’re not a writer if 10. You don’t really believe that good writing …

Tuesday Top Ten

Top Ten List: You might have a book obsession if: 10. You’ll never be able to finish all the books you’ve started. 9. You’re kinda surprised there’s not a …

Monday Moanin’

Chicago is under siege. By blackbirds. “Nesting season is in full swing for the red-winged blackbird, making the males extremely aggressive. Walk or bike too close to one’s nest …

Saturday

An atheist defends religion as a bulwark of freedom. The article is a little awkward to read and it doesn’t break new ground, but it’s refreshing to see an …