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Pumpkins, mountains, and community

October 25, 2004 | 10 comments

Still in Alabama, at a hotel which has only one public internet connection. Not good. In any case, waiting around to get on-line in the evenings, I’ve been reading bits from the most recent Atlantic (magazine). Two things caught my eye: first, an article on Yale, describing how their student food services staff is experimenting with using fresh food for the daily meals served (as opposed to the giant bags of pre-chopped, pre-cooked, distance-shipped items that usually make up the ingredients, and which have considerably less flavor and nutritional value than fresh food does). Suddenly I’m having fantasies of... Read more »

The End of Faith?

October 21, 2004 | 61 comments

I’m going to tip-toe a bit through this post since I don’t want to break the rule against criticizing individuals, etc. So bear with me for a moment of generalization. Read more »

Divinity, the body, and mountain biking

October 12, 2004 | 14 comments

Hello, everyone. I appreciate the invitation to blog a bit with you, and apologize for starting later than planned. I took some time last night to look over some of your recent conversation, and was taken with something Jim said recently. Watching someone play a hymn on the piano, he writes that there was “something about the physical activity combined with the hymn that seemed perfect to me.â€? I’ve been struck by similar instances in which a physical act has seemed loaded with far more meaning than merely the accomplishment of a specific task . . . I say... Read more »


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