Posts added in August 2008
Dear God, The other night, the Rev. James Dobson’s ministry asked all believers to pray for a storm on Thursday night so that the Obama acceptance speech outdoors in Denver would have to be canceled . . more . .
You know when Faulkner was at the height of his career Newsweek magazine still referred to him as a farmer. When Melville died, his wife put on his gravestone, “Herman Melville, writer.” And everybody thought it was touching that she actually thought he was a writer! They were so moved by it, they said, “Now, that’s real loyalty!”
When we pulled away from the Tyne the sea was already boiling up in what they call a swell. And as the evening drew on and land receded into invisibility the cubism of these shifting planes of water gave way to white-tops and eventually a gale that bumped us along the surface of the ocean. […]
I’ve been tucked away in a corner of Norway’s tiny Kure Fjord for the last few weeks, but today I’m in the relative civilization of Oslo and taking a quick opportunity to catch up with my blog. Took around two hours to go through the accumulated comments. I didn’t reply to many of the comments […]
With thanks and acknowledgements to Hemingway’s Paris and Jacob Russell’s Barking Dog But if your browser won’t let you watch the video, goto YouTube and watch it there.