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Data: Nov. 27, 2017
August 26, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: A matter of perspective
On one hand, I could say that the past few days have been a big disappointment. On the other hand, I could say that they’ve been a blessing. On yet another hand, I could say they’ve been more than a little bit uncomfortable. I guess it’s all about perspective. Allow me to take...
August 26, 2017 - 7:20am
August 18, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: The intersection of theater and life, and yes, even death
Our youngest daughter, Lucy, came home from fifth grade summer band the other day and excitedly told me they will have an end-of-band-camp mini concert for parents on Friday. She handed me a hand-written note with the time and date. “Can you be there, Mom?” she asked. But she...
August 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
August 12, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: Wisdom teeth wisdom
Memories come rushing back as I sit in the waiting room while my son, Ian, gets his wisdom teeth removed. “The Price is Right” is on the television (of course), my nerves are jangling (I just signed the consent form with all those scary possibilities) and I can’t help but recollect...
August 12, 2017 - 7:15am
August 5, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: The saga of the seamstress, Part 2
So last week I told you about my woeful sewing skills. And about the fact that I’m an optimist. This is part two of that sewing/optimism saga.
August 5, 2017 - 8:41am
July 22, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: Some bright morning … or evening
Summer is a time for thunderstorms. At least it is here on the prairie. We get these hot, humid days and oftentimes thunderstorms arise as a result. Not too surprising. Not exactly memorable.
July 22, 2017 - 6:56am
July 7, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: The truth about fulfillment
One hundred. It’s a nice number. An even number. A celebratory number. Kids have parties on the 100th day of school. We have 100 pennies in a dollar. One hundred years of anything is worth commemorating. That being said, I can’t help but acknowledge that today marks the 100th...
July 7, 2017 - 7:15pm
June 23, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: Treasure hunting
Summertime. And yes, the living is easy … most of the time. Well, sometimes. Well, right now, at least. Though I do have a deadline to meet, so that gives the “easy” a little less ease.
June 23, 2017 - 7:02pm
June 9, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: A CATastrophe in the making
It’s been a while since I wrote about our cats. (I checked.) So here goes. We have two cats. Two sweet, naughty cats. Here’s how the kitty math adds up: One stray cat (five and a half years ago) plus one neighbor’s cat (five and a half years plus a week or two) equals three...
June 9, 2017 - 7:46pm
June 2, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: Scents and sensibilities
Scent. They say that there is no memory-trigger more powerful. While I do not believe everything that “they” say, I do believe this. Have you ever stepped into a store, for example, and smelled something that immediately transported you to a different place?
June 2, 2017 - 8:47pm
May 24, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: Once upon a time 37 years and one week ago …
I really ought to have written about this last week. But I didn’t think of it last week, so I guess this week will have to do. Last Thursday — the day my column was in the paper — was an anniversary. May 18th, 1980. 37 years ago. At 8:32 a.m. Know what I’m talking about?
May 24, 2017 - 7:01pm
May 17, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: Unremarkable things
When you were little did you poke around your parents’ desks, opening drawers and digging around in corners where you had no business digging? I might have done that. OK, I did. No “might have” about it. I remember finding interesting things:
May 17, 2017 - 7:14pm
May 10, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: The fish and the Victorian novels (or, How to live through the sexual revolution and still remain successfully repressed)
Shall I embark on a topic of conversation I rarely touch upon? Or shall I speak of something less awkward? Oh, OK, I give in. What topic, you ask? The birds and the bees. Or, in this case, the fish and the Victorian novels.
May 10, 2017 - 7:52pm
May 3, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: The most surreal moment in my life
A few years ago my sister brought me to see the new library in Eastsound, the town where I grew up on Orcas Island, Wash. The old library — where I knew every nook and cranny, where I came for story time, for puppet shows, for the Library Fair — has become a real estate office....
May 3, 2017 - 8:15pm
April 26, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: School bus lessons
“Cool,” I thought to myself as I stepped onto the bus, 10ish years old, hair in pigtails, my Charlie Brown lunchbox clutched in my hands, “an empty seat.” I sat down, scooted to the window, and smiled. Only then did I realize that there were words all around me. Words flung...
April 26, 2017 - 7:41pm
April 19, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: Loony for loons
I am obsessed with watching the birds on the lake. The wood ducks, which I’d only seen once before, are adorable. The Eagles, as I have mentioned previously in this column, I love. (Especially when they fly within 15 feet of my kitchen window as they did last Friday.) Even the...
April 19, 2017 - 7:01pm