Thursday, January 24, 2008

To Keep A True Lent

To Keep A True Lent

Poem by Robert Herrick, a meditation on how to keep a true Lent, not just following the letter of the law, but the spirit.

Is this a Fast, to keep
The larder lean,
And clean,
From fat of veals and sheep?

Is it to quit the dish
Of flesh, yet still
To fill
The platter high with fish?

Is it to fast an hour,
Or rag'd to go
Or show
A downcast look or sour?

No; 'tis a Fast to dole
Thy sheaf or wheat
And meat,
Unto the hungry soul.

It is to fast from strife.
From old debate,
And hate;
To circumcise thy life.

To show a heart grief-rent,
To starve thy sin,
Not bin;
And that's to keep thy Lent.

— Robert Herrick

Prayer Source: Holy Lent by Eileen O'Callaghan, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1975

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How will you keep your Lent this year?

Girl Scout Cookies are like Crack

Well, shoot, you knew that. I was gonna post this witty blog entry on how Girl Scout cookies were like crack, but it looks like everyone beat me to that. I guess that makes my daughter a crack dealer now. Want some? Order now. This is going to be a looong Lent.

Oh, and for the record, Samoas are the best -- the very best.
Gimme some-mo'-a Samoas.

What's your poison?

Friday, January 18, 2008

Snow Driving

So ... you think you're a good driver in the snow?

We just had the first snow of the year and the unanimous verdict for our area is: NO.
Three inches of snow = total chaos.

How can such a "modern" city be full of nothing but back roads and backwards drivers?

Tell me: how's your Snow Driving?


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