Good Friday Prayer at Trinity UMC

Today, United Methodists from across Tallahassee gathered at Trinity United Methodist at noon for Good Friday worship.  I was asked to pray the pastoral prayer in the service: Holy God, We are gathered together here as the scattered Wesleyan people from across this southern capital city to sit in the silence of this sanctuary as […]
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The Creative Genius of Steve Jobs

In May of 1984, I bought my first Macintosh computer.  My grandmother had heard of PCs and offered to help me buy one.  I went into the store fully expecting that I would walk out with an Apple IIe which had been introduced the year before using big floppy discs.  But the Mac had come […]
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Melodic Memories

One of the great things about this trip was the serendipitous discovery of music around every corner.  In pubs, at subway stops, on street corners, in people’s homes we were blessed by a wide variety of music everywhere we went.  Our children have introduced us to so much new music over the years which has […]
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All shades of green

We have been back a week from our vacation to Ireland and Paris, and have many more sights and sounds to share. We will work on those as time allows. One of the striking things about Ireland is how lush and green the countryside is everywhere you go. When we were on the plane flying […]
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A peek into the Orsay Museum

The Disciples Running to the Sepulchre painting by Burnand
There is one image from the Orsay museum, which we visited on Thursday afternoon, that Clarke wanted to share. It is by Swiss artist Eugène Burnand, painted at the end of the 19th century.  Peter and John are rushing towards the empty tomb on Easter morning.  If you click the picture to see an enlargement, notice […]
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Our first day in Paris

The Eiffel Tower
The first morning we woke up in Paris, we oriented ourselves to the Metro system and headed off for Notre Dame Cathedral with plans for a walking tour that gives a primer on the history of the city.  As we were changing trains, we climbed stairs and headed down this long hallway.  As we did, […]
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Oh, the Downside of Travel

We had a delightful lunch at the Glucksman Gallery on the University College at Cork campus.  Zach and Ben played frisbee on the lawn outside the café.  When leaving, we discovered that we had parked illegally.  Unbeknownst to us, there were laws that required the purchase of parking discs (what the heck are those?) that […]
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