Comments for Fragments Against Ruin http://tonywoodlief.com Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:28:35 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Comment on Maybe We’re Not All Bad by Anonymous Coward http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/04/25/maybe-not-bad/#comment-15573 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:28:35 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5463#comment-15573 More plausible theory? People are assholes.
It’s a simpler Venn diagram to draw too.

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Comment on Maybe We’re Not All Bad by Woodlief http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/04/25/maybe-not-bad/#comment-15572 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:46:53 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5463#comment-15572 Thanks Jennifer. I think it has a definite appeal to intellectuals, and perhaps especially to male intellectuals, for reasons that presently elude me but which are perhaps related to the reasons all my female friends hate “What About Bob” and all my male friends hate “Titanic” (except for the ship-sinking part), but I really would love to hear from women with diverse friendship networks to know whether Coyle’s observation can be substantiated past intellectual urban circles.

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Comment on Maybe We’re Not All Bad by Jennifer http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/04/25/maybe-not-bad/#comment-15570 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:53:18 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5463#comment-15570 I’m a woman, but I read this anyway, not least because you told me not to. And I think you’re right. For what it’s worth, I only know two other people who have read Infinite Jest: a woman who hated it and a man who loved it. Both are brilliant and neither is an asshole more than half the time, at least not to my knowledge. But you’re also right that pushing the recommendation on potential romantic partners is guaranteed to be counter-productive.

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Comment on Things about me by Faith Haynes http://tonywoodlief.com/about/#comment-15561 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:33:52 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/wp/?page_id=2#comment-15561 Hi Tony,

What prompted me to look up your website is an article which you wrote almost 10 years ago, “The Piece of Christ.” I had liked it so much during the first read in July 2007 that I cut out the page from World magazine. Unfortunately, I procrastinated in filing it, so it got lost in clutter for several years. The other day, I uncovered it. How good to re-read it this morning!

Tony, I’m so sorry to learn of your daughter’s death. How devastating! From perusing through your writings online, it sounds like it upended you and your family. My heart goes out to you all. When grief drives you to despondency, the Lord knows your frame. He is mindful that you are but dust, and has compassion on you in your suffering (Psalm 103:14). May His comfort hold you tight.

You had written in “Piece of Christ” that you lived in Wichita. Were you there when the late singer Rich Mullins lived there? So many of his songs still minister to me. His song “Hold me, Jesus, I’m shaking like a leaf” is so raw, yet blesses me when I go through raw times. I pray that that message will bless you as well.

Sincerely,
Faith

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Comment on Things about me by Susanne http://tonywoodlief.com/about/#comment-15556 Sat, 01 Apr 2017 03:09:05 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/wp/?page_id=2#comment-15556 I think you are a great writer. Looking forward to this blog.

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Comment on Yes, you’ve come to the right place by Aaron Householder http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/03/30/yes-youve-come-right-place/#comment-15555 Sat, 01 Apr 2017 02:19:35 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5416#comment-15555 Happily broken. I’ll be quoting you.

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Comment on Yes, you’ve come to the right place by Carol http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/03/30/yes-youve-come-right-place/#comment-15554 Sat, 01 Apr 2017 01:38:44 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5416#comment-15554 Yes. I read long sentences too; and I’ll read whatever you want to write about.

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Comment on Yes, you’ve come to the right place by Jim Ratajski http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/03/30/yes-youve-come-right-place/#comment-15553 Sat, 01 Apr 2017 01:31:38 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5416#comment-15553 Tony, you had me at “hello”. Probably at least ten years ago I started reading you. Your writing about your daughter. And, yet you have risen above. I am so glad you are still writing. God is telling a story. We are part of it. Yet often, for long stretches, we don’t understand ‘why’ we are a part of it. More often, we don’t want to be a part of it, because pain is the theme most times. Tracks. I remember still… But then there is Christmas Armaments. Like a ray of sunshine, bursting through, obliterating all pain. We know your heart brother, and it is His. Regardless of time passed, and promises unfulfilled. Love always, Jim

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Comment on Things about me by Hélène http://tonywoodlief.com/about/#comment-15551 Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:15:56 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/wp/?page_id=2#comment-15551 Being both a surviving widow and later surviving mother gives me instant kinship with other widowed ppl and childless parents (you get what Im saying, unfortunately, so I wont explain the childless part).
The wisdom I know you’ve gained interests me more than my friend’s claim, You’ll like reading him. The basic intelligence I could note immediately, is a bonus. The road of griefs is a goldmine. One I would gladly give my arm in exchange not ever to find, yes. But let us mine all out of our experiences that we can, we may as well…
Peace, brother–sweet peace.

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Comment on Yes, you’ve come to the right place by Woodlief http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/03/30/yes-youve-come-right-place/#comment-15549 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:32:06 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5416#comment-15549 As shucks, thanks you guys. It’s nice to know I’m not some weirdo out here writing words that nobody will ever read.

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