25 April 2009

A tasty little teaser...

Ok, so I've been M.I.A. for the past two months on here, so I offer this formal apology to my five followers who have probably been anxiously checking the blog daily, wearing out the front edge of their chairs and couches in anticipation for new posts.  Lo siento.

This mid-Lent to post-Easter season has brought along many changes for me, both promising and tragic, yet always hopeful.  And all of which will hopefully be chronicled in a blog post for all to partake in.  Here are some small updates and potential teasers:
*I may have found the graduate program I want to participate in!  It's an M.A. of Religion at Claremont Graduate University--I'll probably specialize in the Ethics and Society track, and focus on Social Ethics.  I'm going to an informational meeting next month, so I'll give an update on how that goes...
*I have found where I will be living after the summer, and that's all I can say about that right now...(but trust me, it's good stuff!)
*My community at home has experienced a terrible loss through the death of our friend and my former high school pastor Ed Denton on April 15.  I'm still daily processing this, though very slowly and very quietly.  I had to drive up north for the service last weekend, and I started a post on that experience as well.  
*Danica and Matt have successfully indoctrinated me into nerdom, because I am so excited for these two movies to come out in May.  Hopefully us at Sci-Fi Pi will get our acts together after watching these...
*I posted some pictures of my various travels on my Picasa page.  There is a slideshow near the bottom of my blog page with a link to the site.  View, and enjoy...

There's more, but I won't write them down, 'cause, eh...I'm still emerging from my lazy slump.

20 April 2009

What I wish I was doing last Tuesday, but I have peace that I couldn't

And it came to me then
That every plan is a tiny prayer to Father Time
As I stared at my shoes in the ICU
That reeked of piss and 409
And I rationed my breaths as I said to myself
That I'd already taken too much today
As each descending peak on the LCD
Took you a little farther away from me
Away from me

Amongst the vending machines and year-old magazines
In a place where we only say goodbye
It stung like a violent wind that our memories depend
On a faulty camera in our minds
But I knew that you were a truth
I would rather lose than to have never lain beside at all
And I looked around at all the eyes on the ground
As the TV entertained itself

'Cause there's no comfort in the waiting room
Just nervous paces bracing for bad news
Then the nurse comes around and everyone lifts their head
But I'm thinking of what Sarah said
That love is watching someone die

12 April 2009

A tale of modern children's interpretations of Easter

This is an almost verbatim transcript of a scene at my church this Easter Sunday.  A bit disconcerting, and very hilarious...

At my church on Easter Sunday...

Pastor Josh: "Do any of you kids know what day it is?"
Kids: "EASTER!"
Josh: "Right! Do you know what Easter is about?"
Kid 1: "Umm, well, I thiiiiiink...eggs?"
Josh: "Well, yes, um...do you know what comes out of eggs?"
Kid 2 (son of pastor): "Oooh, oooh, I know! CANDY!"
Josh: "Any what else?"
Chorus of children: "MONEY!!!"

Oh, and that Jesus guy, right?  I'll say whatever you want, just keep giving me candy!