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Gratitude and Grace

Palm Sunday services attended... check. Help cleaning up the theatre after the spring musical... check. Assist one mom transporting another friend's daughter to E.R. while we get their car to them... check. (update on her condition- nothing broken, whew!) Got a lot done this weekend, and it wasn't half as much as other people accomplished.… Continue reading Gratitude and Grace

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How NBC’s Today Show and a YouTube Channel Sparked an Hour of Debate

Friday morning I had NBC's Today Show playing in the background as I worked. A short feature caught my attention enough to not only hit the rewind, but also to prompt a later discussion with The Husband running the gamut from commercialization, privacy, preschoolers' TV/Video consumption, unexpected celebrity, to responsibility with windfall fortunes... the list… Continue reading How NBC’s Today Show and a YouTube Channel Sparked an Hour of Debate

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The oldest New Year’s story of all

Perspective, faith in humanity, forgiveness, overcoming setbacks… if you need a shot of any of these, here it is:

Cycling in the South Bay

When I saw my friend lying on the pavement, unmoving, and a massive smash in the side of the SUV that had just hit him, I went into a kind of shock. It wasn’t the shock of inaction, it was the shock of unconscious action. We got the distraught driver out of the roadway, hovered over Michael until the EMS arrived, and directed traffic so that one disaster didn’t become two.

As it happened, the terrible physical injuries that my friend sustained were only part of the problem. As he lay on the pavement wondering whether he would live or die, the recurrent thought that ripped to the surface of his consciousness was, oddly, this: “I’ve got to quit my job.”

The accident happened five years ago. We had been in the saddle all day, and on the final climb up Old Topanga from Seven-Minute, Michael had ridden away from the…

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