Monthly Archives: June 2012


“The Duty of Delight”

I’ve been in a funk for the past several weeks — a feeling of fatigue, lethargy, burnout. Few have noticed because I’ve been performing well on Sunday mornings, but I regret that some have experienced my impatience and irritation. Every now and again I find myself in a funk such as this. What’s helping this […]


Good Lord. Paul McCartney is 70 today.

The “you’re getting old” experiences are coming more and more frequently for me, it seems … For instance, at the recent Virginia Synod Assembly Bishop Emeritus Virgil “Buck” Moyer was honored for his years of service to the church, and the special recognition was very well done.  Bishop Moyer brought me into the Virginia Synod […]


Why did the turtle cross the road?

The answer, of course, is: To get to the other side! Now: What is the turtle interested in, on the other side of the road? Well, I don’t know enough about turtles to answer that question. And to the question: Why are so many turtles trying to get to the other side of the road at […]