Monthly Archives: April 2006

glossy buckthorn

walked to wye marsh to clear out glossy buckthorn, an invasive species of european ornamental tree. i cut down dozens of trees 2 to 10 cm in diameter and dragged them out of the bush. on the map, the red … Continue reading

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>the da vinci code part 2: "How do we know what is really true?" – sermon and discussion notes

>before the da vinci code discussion, jim discussed with the kids the merits of tying up your shoes, so that as messengers of the good news, we don’t trip over our beautiful feet. after the children went off to sunday … Continue reading

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>the (im)mortal john arpin

>i took my daughter tonight to see the renowned john arpin play for his home crowd at the brooklea, in a setting more intimate than a concert hall. not only was it a special night for me and cady, but … Continue reading

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>testament

>at last night’s arrogant worms concert in toronto, as part of the intro to their song “jesus’ brother bob,” one of the worms turned to the other and greeted him:“hey, judas!”“hi!”“i hear you have a new book out…” before going … Continue reading

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>eyes on the prize

>from bruce springsteen’s new album, a tribute to pete seeger: We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions: Paul and Silas, bound in jailHad no money for to go their bailKeep your eyes on the prizeHold on! Paul and Silas thought they … Continue reading

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>my bible and tolkein

>my last post surveyed the english translations online at biblegateway.com. i did this because i’m unfamiliar with most of them, and i’m embarking on a Comprehensive Bible Reading Plan (365 Days). so far i’ve been reading each passage in two … Continue reading

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>what a difference a word makes – Genesis 1:26-28

>(note: 16 july 2006; updated with Today’s New International Version). of the two creation stories in genesis, the first strikes me as less patriarchal. nevertheless, some of the different translations online at biblegateway.com differ significantly as far as language inclusivness. … Continue reading

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>the da vinci code part 1 – sermon notes

>(these are my notes about jim’s sermon. they are not 100% accurate nor entire. you’re welcome to comment and make corrections. i’ve added biblical and other references.) jim began hesitatingly, aware that he broached a controversial topic, and nervous about … Continue reading

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>he tells a good story

>many years ago i worked on the brock university student newspaper. in the late fall we printed a letter to the editor which generated a huge response, perhaps the largest in the paper’s history. the letterwriter wasn’t a student or … Continue reading

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earth day

earth day, clean up day at the wye marsh. walked there along the highway and back along the old railpath without getting rained on. bp

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