An observation

It’s funny to joke about how the LCMS is always 20 years behind the times. The Baptists have already moved on from the trend-that-was, and the Lutherans finally discover it and then do it very badly because we are German and too inflexible and earnest. And...

Great listens on Issues, Etc.

Issues, Etc. has had some really great episodes lately. I used to listen to NPR while making dinner, and it wasn’t until I switched to Issues, Etc. that I realized how much happier life seems and how much more centered I feel. The 5 o’clock hour on NPR is...
Finally, the landscape

Finally, the landscape

The grass has dried enough for me to take landscaping pictures, though you’ll have to ignore the fact that the grass is going to seed, because now that it’s dry enough to mow, Derek is swamped. He has a wedding this weekend up in Knoxville, plus the big...
It’s a website!

It’s a website!

I’ve been wanting to do a landscaping post, but we’ve had a much-needed rain the last few days and the ground is too squishy. Plus, the neighbor’s cat brought us a present last night and laid it on the hill behind our house. It was quite the...
Foothills

Foothills

Sophia and I went to register her for Kindergarten on Friday. She got a new t-shirt, which made her extremely proud, but I had a hard time getting her to stand still for 20 seconds to snap a photo: [Sophia sidebar: I was telling my dad that I was concerned about Kate...