Purity & Love

VirtueIsBeautiful

“If only you saw what I can see, you’d understand why I need your modesty.”

So… virtue = being careful to stay out of the way of the sinfulness of young men. “That’s what makes you beautiful.” Got it.

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Why Hope Isn’t Always a Good Thing

Hope

Hope isn’t wishful thinking. It’s full of requirements.

Hope
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Epiphanies, Not Resolutions

Church Year

These are the questions of the New Year, and of the Seasons of Winter & Epiphany, as the days grow long & longer: Are you still seeking? What is your guide? What gifts do you bring?

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Rodin’s Thinking Poet

Rodin, "The Gates of Hell"

For Rodin the sculptor, every aspect of action, character, and spirit that he wanted to convey had to be embodied in the physical form of his works. It’s a reminder to us that we, too, are bodily works.

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Steve Jobs: Connecting the Dots

Steve Jobs 1984

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.

Steve Jobs 1984
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World Read Aloud Day: March 7, 2012 — Register Now!

Reading & Writing is for everyone!

On March 7, 2012, LitWorld will sponsor the third annual World Read Aloud Day, and they are hoping to reach at least a million people to help support a global literacy movement. How can you participate?

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Every Title the Story of a Reader

The true measure of Donalyn Miller’s students’ reading is shown in the challenges they set themselves, the new patterns & experiences they explored, and the richness of the “you had to be there” moments they shared.

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The Play’s the Thing

That we can watch such things for free over the internet via PBS is something for which I am immensely grateful. That this is just one more story we share as a family – that’s priceless.

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Boy. Dog.

A couple scenes from life with the new puppy.

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Madison Reads Leopold, 2010

Gaylord Nelson at Wyaslung State Park

“Yearly, the feathered tempest roared up, down, and across the continent, sucking up the laden fruits of forest and prairie, burning them in a traveling blast of life….”

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Little Things

For me, microbiology always communicates a sense of secret revelation – it is so intimate, our very flesh & blood, and yet so intricate and strange. What a wonder to be able to see some small portion of the invisible entities that underlie our physical life!

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