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A Month of Reflection | 7 | The Harry Potters Audio Version

by Glenn on November 8, 2018

It’s hard to believe that Harry Potter is now a 20-year phenomenon. The first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published in 1998. (The British edition, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997.) I’ll admit (…)

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SS No. 66 | Haydn: Symphony No. 94, “Surprise”

by Glenn on November 8, 2018

Franz Joseph Haydn | Symphony No. 94 in G Major, “Surprise” Adagio—Vivace assai Andante Menuet: Allegro molto Allegro di molto The main surprise comes in the second movement, with that pretty good-sized bang. Of course, after you’ve heard it, it’s (…)

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A Month of Reflection | 6 | Scott W. Berg: Grand Avenues

by Glenn on November 7, 2018

For the past eleven years, we have traveled for work at least once a year to Washington, D.C. Whenever possible, we take some time on the edges to do some sight-seeing or be part of something related to life in (…)

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A Month of Reflection | 5 | Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters

by Glenn on November 6, 2018

In some musings earlier this year about the author’s voice on the screen, I wrote, in passing, about the Clint Eastwood film, Sully, based on the book Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, by Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberg (…)

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A Month of Reflection | 4 | Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work

by Glenn on November 5, 2018

Sarah Kessler. Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2018. This is a book about the “future of work.” In particular, it’s about this relatively new idea of taking work, breaking (…)

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A Month of Reflection | 3 | Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

by Glenn on November 3, 2018

We were on a family vacation back in June. My father-in-law took his three daughters and one grand-daughter and their husbands(!) on an Alaska Cruise. At our stop in Victoria, B.C., we popped into Munro’s Books, a really delightful independent (…)

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A Month of Reflection | 2 | Translating the Bible

by Glenn on November 2, 2018

Two books I read this year dealt with the complexities of Bible translation. This summer, I read The Grammar of God: A Journey into the Words and Worlds of the Bible by Aviya Kushner (New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015) (…)

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A Month of Reflection | 1 | Growing Up Bernstein

by Glenn on November 1, 2018

It’s been a good year for reading. I heard someone (Neil Postman?) say that there isn’t much of a difference between someone who can’t read and someone who doesn’t read. I agree at least in terms of the effect. Perhaps (…)

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You lose won, then you win one | Stanford Women’s Volleyball vs. Oregon (10.21.2018)

by Glenn on October 31, 2018

The Stanford Women’s Volleyball team is having a great season. If they continue on the path they are, they should have a great post-season. Four of the starting freshmen from the 2016 National Championship team (Jenna Gray, Kathryn Plummer, Audriana (…)

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Eventually … Resurgam | Eric Ball | “I shall rise again”

by Glenn on October 19, 2018

I think this is true: the music we experience in childhood is music we identify with in adulthood. If your parents listened to jazz, you probably like jazz. If your parents played rock, you listen to rock. I’m not saying (…)

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The Story of Esther

by Glenn on September 30, 2018

I know someone who was given the assignment to read through the Bible and summarize each chapter. I decided this would be a great project to co-opt to increase my own understanding in a disciplined way. So far, I’ve completed (…)

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“Where Were You?” at Imago Dei Community, Portland

by Glenn on September 27, 2018

This summer (18 July 2018) we visited Imago Dei Community here in Portland. I feel lucky that we happened to be in the service that particular Sunday because the message was particularly good. It was titled, “Where Were You?” from (…)

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