Baptism by Fire

Posted Nov 29 2011

This is the baptismal font at my church. The stained glass window doubles as a door. When it’s open, you can see little steps leading from the water to a staging room that lies behind. What you can’t see is that the overhead light in that staging room is set pretty far back. Far enough, […]

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Toddler Transsexualism

Posted Nov 22 2011

(Figure that title will get me a hit or two….) Last week, my daughter-out-law was bathing her three-year-old daughter. “When I grow up,” said Harper, “I’m going to be a boy, like Phinn.” “No, you’re not,” said Mom. “You’re a girl.” Harper considered this. “Phinn has a penis,” she announced. (According to my daughter, this […]

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Occupy Woodstock

Posted Nov 14 2011

I took this picture a few weeks ago, when I was in downtown Dayton at the theater. Since then, this trio has grown into a larger group that is currently battling with the city council, who wants them to leave Courthouse Square before the tree-lighting ceremony the day after Thanksgiving. As you can tell from […]

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The Grocery Getter

Posted Nov 8 2011

Old Dog and I have a system worked out for buying groceries. Each Saturday, I record everything we need for the week on a pre-printed form that lists, in order, the aisles at our local supermarket. I write down, very specifically, the brands, flavors, sizes, etc. Then he takes the list and, with the blood […]

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