Apr 202014

The angel said to the women, Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. – Matthew 28:5-6

I hope this Easter finds your house and heart filled with peace and joy.

 Posted by at 8:40 am
Mar 262014

This morning started week four of my Lenten lacto-ovo vegetarianism. I have been 100% compliant and am happy to report that it got considerably easier after the first week. A few thoughts:

  • I’m more confident than ever that I’m not a candidate to do this indefinitely. However…
  • …I am thinking seriously every day about only resuming with poultry and seafood after Easter. Can I avoid eating mammals indefinitely? It’s intriguing to consider. Stay tuned.
  • Mexican, Italian, and Greek are easy cuisines. A salad bar is obviously highly doable as well. Asian cuisines are essentially shut down for me until Lent is over.
  • The black bean burger at Anaheim Chili is very good. I’ll keep that in the rotation.
  • Eating and cooking at home hasn’t been a problem. I can cook bacon, chicken, or whatever for Lea and the boys without discomfort. We’re about half and half between me eating my own thing and all of us eating vegetarian (or, a meal that can be satisfyingly and easily modified for me).

So, I’d call myself largely adjusted. I’m interested in how the remaining 25 days will go. Thanks to all who have supported me on this endeavor. I appreciate it.

 Posted by at 10:42 am
Mar 182014

I read a remarkable opinion piece several months ago that has since had me thinking every day about relationships between human beings and animals. I encourage you to read it at the link in the previous sentence. (Be warned that it will likely make you uncomfortable.) Regular readers may remember the first or second time [...]

 Posted by at 6:54 pm
Mar 012014

We played our last Upward basketball games of the season today. We have an awards ceremony on Monday and Aaron’s team party next weekend, and then 2013-14 Upward will be in the books. Basketball is only part of the point in Upward. It’s also about learning sportsmanship and character in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment. Kids [...]

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