A boy, born Tuesday afternoon, 9 pounds 13 ounces, 21 inches long, lots of dark hair.
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…there, I’ll post it here:
(I haven’t read the comments on the original article.)
The author’s position is logically very weak. Trying to reconcile the creation account in Genesis with the current scientific narrative by defaulting to “the science is definitely right, so our theology must be wrong” ignores the fact that science just can’t handle [...]
I’ve been alternating between periods of activity and periods of rest. (In the down times I’ve been playing a lot of my favorite online Boggle-like game–while I still have two hands free to type with.) Today I cleaned the oven, did a lot of weeding in the flower garden, spent a couple hours [...]
One of the most gratifying things that I’ve done lately is to reorganize my closet. It was getting smaller and smaller as it got more and more disorganized. I started by making a quick map of what was in it and where, and made a list of simple rearrangement tasks.
The two biggest things [...]
Our landlords have just one garden hose for the house, and it is certainly long enough to reach everywhere. But we have struggled a lot to manage the Hundred-Foot Hose: it twists and kinks and tangles like crazy, and there is nothing in the far reaches of the lot that we need to [...]
I’ve been spring cleaning and nesting at the same time, and have been getting a lot done, slowly: cleaning out the flower garden, raking the yard, redoing some of the vegetable garden fencing, washing windows (it is so nice to have windows that are easy to wash), cleaning light fixtures, polishing furniture, cleaning underneath [...]
I just had a smallish ball of yarn handy. I played around and knit for a bit, and then decided to make a knitted ball.
There are a lot of patterns online for this, but I used a simple short rows technique from a book from the Seventies, A New Look at Knitting, by Elyse [...]
In The Serendipitous Sabbatical, I briefly mentioned Paul Miller, who was unplugging himself from the internet for a year. Now he is back, and apparently considers the year to have been a failure, even though he learned a few things along the way.
I finally got hold of a copy of Hidden Art, by Edith Schaeffer, which I’ve been wanting to read for a long time. (She recently died.)
I guessed that she would focus on everyday art, as opposed to the High Art that her husband Francis Schaeffer focused on in How Shall We Then Live? [...]
…at one end of the bedroom closet. I was going to make a small table, and move my computer back into the bedroom, but God’s sovereign will, as expressed in the available materials, led me to put it in the closet. I contrived a homemade magnetic lock for the door–a metal pin that [...]