Monthly Archives: November 2012

Some Words for Daddy

Fifteen years ago yesterday, Daddy died. As it turns out, I spent the anniversary of his death reading from my book-in-progress How to Draw a Nekkid Man at our local library. Daddy would have been thrilled. He loved my writing, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week for Nov. 26

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill Continue reading

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Giving Thanks with SNL

Appropriately enough, our church service last Sunday centered around giving thanks. There was the usual scripture, hymns and prayers — and a great reference to a Saturday Night Live skit our rector had just seen. A parody on the iPhone … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week for Nov. 19

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton Continue reading

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When No Makes Way for Yes

This past summer, The Moth asked me to perform at a Mainstage in St. Paul on Nov 10. I was thrilled. Then in early fall, after reviewing my story, The Moth’s directors decided the piece needed more work and pulled … Continue reading

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