lyef & thymes

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Needin' that kneadin'.

Hi-ho hi-ho, it's on the road I go. I am going on a road trip tomorrow. Four weeks of travelling around the Atlantic Canada coutryside, and the Toronto Urban wilderness telling people that God is the Ultimate, and also that there is a University in St. Stephen New Brunswick that is devoted to that self-same God. It should be good. So far all the connections I have made through this job are people who have spontaneously come here to SSU, and now it's my turn to go out to them and bring whatsoever I have to tell them to their home, instead of waiting for them here. It's very exciting. I would appreciate your prayers, as people who know me, and probably care how I am, since you read my blog.

God loves you, and I love you.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

A honkin' Pailindrome

Star? Not I! Movie – it too has a star in or a cameo who wore mask – cast are livewires. Soda-pop straw warts pop, a dosser I – we – vile rat, sack! Same row, oh woe! Macaroni, rats, as a hoot, tie. I vomit on rats.

search google for the word Palindrome, and use the first few words of this palindrome, and you should be able to find a site boasting the world's longest english palindrome. It's pretty impressive.

Anyhoo, my friends are all great. I am in a new job in an old place, which some of you may know, and I am getting so much support. I like!

I am neither lonely nor attached, poor nor rich, busy nor wanting for short, I am very happy. I realized the other day that put mosty simply, I am happy. It has been a while since I have recognized it as such, but God has opened my eyes, and I can see that my life is a pretty good life, and I like it alot. As Patty Griffin puts, regarging life, and specifically difficulty in forgiving someone:

"It's hard to give, it's hard to get
But everybody needs a little forgiveness.
It's hard to give, it's hard to get,
It's hard to live, but still I think it's the best damn bet."

Well, I am not apart from every sort of hardship, there are a few. And the rigors of life are sometimes present, but I just wanted to say that life is good, and we should all stick with it.

Much Love.

Friday, September 17, 2004

Ah-hah, it's a new day

It is groundhog's day, and the groundhog lifts his weary head from his hole, and sees a shadow. It is the shadow of my right front tire, which means winter will be six more weeks, but not for him.-Red Green

I awoke this morning from a deep sleep of my own, and encountered a shadow. It was the shadow of a week gone zooming by. How can it possibly be friday again? In Toronto they are gearing up for another night of Worship and Holy Spirit fun. In St. Stephen we are gearing down for a relaxing canoe trip, in freezing cold water. Life is a bizarre and wonderful thing. I sit in my place in the Universe, zooming through space at unfelt speeds of thousands of miles an hour. Nothing is static, everything is moving, whether we notice it or not. We circle the globe, which circles the sun, which is screaming through the milky way, which is rotating on an undiscovered axis. The whole of creation is still going out like the tide, waves rolling away from the first "let there be..." and yet we find rest.

Monday, September 13, 2004


Life has been good to this guy. I am 25, have a University Degree, and now have a great job at my former school. I have to tell people why I think this place is awesome. It's pretty easy to be excited about that. I have a new apartment with 200 year old chandeliers, and original wood work, hardwood floors, and 11 foot high ceilings. I don't deserve one lick of it. I deserve to be slaving away on an assembly line, or digging ditches. I never took my education seriously in High School, and no Universities accepeted me, until a year after graduation this one did. St. Stephen's University took me on as a probationary student, and I guess I passed the test, because a few years later I find myself working here. I really must say a thanks to the folks here who believe in me.

Friday, September 10, 2004

oh yes! Double time Posted by Hello


I knew this day would come. Now that I have a web-log it is inevitable that I will have a day in which nothing important seemed to happen, and I don't have much to say. I guess i didn't expect it to be the second day, but that's the way it goes.
I am still in love with life. As Patty Griffin said, "It's hard to live, but still, I think it's the best damn bet." Well the hardest thing about my life right now is getting out of bed in the mornings, so that's good.

Well, please remain well.
Well well well.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

new horizons

Well, this is it really... I mean, I am hanging a lot out on the line here. I am suggesting, by the very existence of this blog, that I have something to communicate to anyone about the life I am living. It is a good life so far, and I look forward to spending the first few minutes of my working days typing about it. Speaking of working days, I am sitting at my new desk, at a new job, in an old familiar place. I earned a four-year Bachelors degree from St. Stephen's university in Canada, and now I work for the self-same institution. I am pretty pumped about this new development. I sit at a desk and send letters and communicate to people about what this school is all about. And thse new developments in my life fill me with a sense of purposefullness, which in turn suggests to me that I should hook up a blog to open up lines of communication with people who matter to me. So if you ever felt like you had nothing to say to people, maybe you just need some new horizons.