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'Best By' photo (c) 2008, Rene Schwietzke - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

You’ve been to the store, seen the imprints on the labels: “Best by xx/xx/xxxx.” “Best before…”

Me, I ignore them. Oh, not the ones on products, or medicine–I’m quite assiduous in shunning those.

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'lemon juicer 026' photo (c) 2006, tokyofoodcast.com - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

I don’t know about you, but I often hide behind humor when life seems like too much. Often, the pressures, and the schedules, put my poor introverted soul on overload.

Between family life–with kids in school–and the demands of work–where I feel like a corporate drone–me feels really squeezed. (I can only imagine how it is for my wife, having primary responsibility for kids, house, shopping, etc.).

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The Truth Is…

randomlychad  —  August 23, 2011 — 4 Comments
'211/365 Truth' photo (c) 2010, Vinni - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

I don’t know about you–what paths life has lead you down to get you to the place you are–but I know (just barely) me, and me is so often a middle aged man looking to the world to fill a void left by an uninvolved, disinterested dad.

I’m sick to death of how I’ve let this define me.

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'in god we trust' photo (c) 2008, Jeffrey Smith - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

For 3rd time in as many years, I’ve had to change my email signature.

For over two years, I had “Heb Dduw heb ddim, Duw a digon” as part of my signature. This is Welsh for “Without God without anything, God is enough.” Which is truly how I feel.

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'Harry Potter' photo (c) 2005, Claire Schmitt - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Folks, I’ve made no secret here on the blog of the fact that I like J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. The timeless themes of self-sacrifice, loyalty, of making hard choices–doing the right thing, rather than the easy thing–are what are so attractive about the books. That, and the rather obvious parallels the story has with the Gospel. (Aside from all that, as they say in England, the narrative is just a corking good yarn.)

Taken together, these form a strong (in mind) case as to why these books should have a place in your library.

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