Sand in the Gears

The Shape of Eleven

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007 Posted in Faith and Life | Comments Off on The Shape of Eleven

She would have been eleven today. I would have made her favorite meal, which is spaghetti, and we would have had cake, probably something with pink frosting, and I would have eaten a slice even though I gave up sugar ...

A Glass of Water

Friday, February 9th, 2007 Posted in The Sermons | Comments Off on A Glass of Water

Several people asked me yesterday if I had heard the news that Anna Nicole Smith was dead. It was as if the whole world had been there to see her collapse, and had no one left to tell, which is ...

A Whisper

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 Posted in Faith and Life, Greatest Hits | Comments Off on A Whisper

The day after I wrote about the miraculous recovery of Caleb's goldfish, the damn thing up and died. We had a funeral service in the back yard, beside a tiny redbud sapling. I decided to make it a dual funeral, ...