Friday, May 30, 2008

A Sorrowful Day

Sir Robert Dobber "Robbie"
came to me in 1999 when he was five. Died yesterday at age fourteen after nine lovely years. We had a quiet last day today enjoying the sun in his favourite back yard and then accompanied by wonderful friends who love us both we made the trip to the vet.
I will miss him terribly.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Movie Meme

Movies are my passion so what fun to be tagged by Paul!

1. One movie that made you laugh
Keeping the Faith

2. One movie that made you cry
Billy Elliot

3. One movie you loved when you were a child
Poseidon Adventure (1972)

4. One movie you’ve seen more than once
Paper Chase

5. One movie you loved, but were embarrassed to admit it
I’m with Paul - never apologize for loving a movie

6. One movie you hated
The Heartbreak Kid

7. One movie that scared you
Night of the Living Dead (1968)

8. One movie that bored you
Lions for Lambs

9. One movie that made you happy

10. One movie that made you miserable
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

11. One movie you weren’t brave enough to see
Silence of the Lambs

12. One movie character you’ve fallen in love with
Rev. Scott from the Poseidon Adventure (1972)

13. The last movie you saw
Lars and the Real Girl

14. The next movie you hope to see

Now I tag Kevin, Lindsey, Melinda, Tim, and Anie

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It ain't sexy and it won't get you grant money

Check out Patrick Deneen's latest post on the importance of reading for education.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Feast of Pentecost

Six years ago on the Feast of Pentecost:

Friday, May 9, 2008

I knew there was a reason I had a crush on Thomas Magnum

I'm a Ferrari 360 Modena!

You've got it all. Power, passion, precision, and style. You're sensuous, exotic, and temperamental. Sure, you're expensive and high-maintenance, but you're worth it.

"Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Why Anglican

We just finished our annual clergy study conference for the diocese of Calgary. Our topic was 'Why Anglican?' and our speaker tried to argue for the importance of the catholic, evangelical, and broad streams of the tradition. Unfortunately when you ask the question, 'why anglican' you have to expect that people might respond, 'why indeed.' I don't think this week brought us any closer together. When the Lutherans did their study conference this year they focused on preaching and friends told me that sharing a focus that they all cared about actually did bring together people with very different views. I don't know that things were any worse for us at the end of this week but I'm fairly certain they weren't any better.