Monthly Archives: October 2018

Displaced Poet

Originally posted on Pitching Pennies Poetry:
for Joseph Brodsky who said: “The dolce vita is chocolate and champagne.” He bought bread in the little shop on the corner, had it wrapped mostly for the mystery and the precious paper, a…

Posted in Culture, Poetry, Quips and Quotes, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Month My Life Changed

I’d been trying “forever” to make movies, believing it was something God had called me to do. But I simply didn’t have the funds. So five years ago this month I got a bunch of talented volunteers together to shoot … Continue reading

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Memoir, Movies, Religion/Faith | Tagged , , , , , | 47 Comments

Animal Group Names

Most official names for things are dull. But group names for animals are a hoot. Here are some of my favorites (Source: The Oxford Dictionary): Appropriate  (What else could they be called?) Cats – Pounce or Glaring (often both at … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Mitchellaneous | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Chosen

If your question is, “Have I been chosen?” His answer is, “Do you want to be?” If your answer is, “Yes,” Then His answer is, “Yes.” Psalm 37:4   ∴   Matthew 7:7   ∴  2 Corinthians 1:20

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Quips and Quotes, Religion/Faith | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

How to be Hip

How do you define something that is, by definition, always changing? Hipsters are nothing new, of course. Eve was made from Adams’s rib (close to his hip), and refused to accept the status quo. Abraham Lincoln was into abolition before … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Humor, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Savor the Flavor

I’ll fell into the habit when I was in my 20s of eating very small portions. I’d done it a few times almost by accident, and discovered I liked chewing slowly and savoring the taste of thick, grainy breads, ripe … Continue reading

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Humor, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , | 23 Comments

I’m Insensitive. Respect Me!

I have decided to adopt Insensitivity as a way of life, and demand that you respect me as a member of a persecuted minority! What’s that? You say I’ve offended you? Stop persecuting me! Just a snarky little comment on … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Humor, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , | 26 Comments