The Importance of Being Amy

Have you seen the TV show Being Erica? It’s a Canadian series, and in the U.S., it’s been broadcast on ABC’s Soapnet. The third season was just aired in Canada, apparently, so in January, it comes to the States. Woohoo! Here’s what happens early in the pilot episode: Erica Strange, a single woman in her…

Adlent

At church yesterday morning, as we were preparing to celebrate the first Sunday of Advent, my friend, colleague and my church’s music director got up to introduce the hymn we were about to sing. In one of those slips of the tongue, instead of talking about Advent, he said something about “As we enter this…

And it is enough

During my journey through life I have moved in and out of agnosticism and even atheism, as I become bewildered by what mankind has done to God; and so, too often, I see God in man’s image, rather than the other way around. But I cannot live for long in this dead-end world, but return…

Why have I never been married?

Because I’m still waiting for Jack. Don’t know who Jack is? You clearly have not seen this movie. Or you haven’t seen it as many times as I have. Seriously. This is possibly my favorite movie of all time. It’s certainly in my top 5, along with It’s a Wonderful Life and the BBC version…

Lazy day

The only downside of dining elsewhere on Thanksgiving is the lack of leftovers on hand the day after Thanksgiving. I’d love a turkey sandwich right about now, but it’s all good. I have all of the ingredients on hand for one of my favorite winter meals: sausage-sweet potato bake. That will be my day-after-Thanksgiving dinner….

A Thanksgiving reflection

As I prepare to drive an hour south in the rain to break bread with my family—Dad, brother, niece, brother’s girlfriend, Dad’s lady friend, uncle, aunt, cousins and their kids and their cousins—I am indeed grateful for the many blessings I enjoy, day in and day out. I am especially thankful for my family, which…

Seduction

When I checked my email this morning, the seductive subject heading that caught my attention first was this: First Time Ever! 50% OFF ANY ITEM — 1 Day Only! Normally, I’d think, “Whatever,” and hit the delete button. But this one-day-only 50% off coupon was being offered by Borders. That’s right. The bookstore. (You think…