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Lance, I really enjoyed your post today. Happy Easter to you and yours.


The Phillies won the first game of the series with the Marlins, so change 0-5 to 1-4.


"Because if He's here to be found, He's here in the things He made and we're not going to find Him in them until we've figured them out, which we're a long way from doing."


If we had to figure things out, we'd never find Him/Her.

However, I very much like your commandment.

If there is no God, sometimes it's necessary to invent one.

Happy Easter to you too.


Lance, I missed you during "The Ten Commandments" last night. How did I end up married to someone who couldn't appreciate it?



You opted for a guy who could hang wallboard, lay tile, and re-plumb a bathroom instead. Your loss.


That's a beautiful piece of writing.

So let me wreck it with a slightly off-topic comment. Why is "The Ten Commandments" the Easter special on network television every year? In case nobody has noticed, the story of "Moses, Moses, you mad impetuous fool" (a la Anne Baxter in one of her campiest moments) is The Passover Tale, not The Death and Resurrection of Jesus Tale. I mean, why not "Ben-Hur" as the Annual Easter Special instead since it fits the season?

The same is true of Handel's "Messiah" being a Christmas tradition rather than an Easter one, which it should be, since it tells the tale of Christ right up through sad/happy ending, with him being crucified and resurrected. We can't even get our religious kitsch right somehow.


Did that notebook say, "Posy carl"?

Nice post.


Lovely post, Lance.

For Easter I saw "The Wind that Shakes the Barley," which was good but bleak. Interesting way to celebrate by watching a movie that shows the terrible things humans do to each other.

Kevin Wolf

There's almost too much to comment on in this post, especially for this resolute ex-Catholic. My niece has her first communion coming up next month - it can be tough to know what to do in these situations...

I hope you had a great dinner and wonderful visit with family.

Gray Lensman

The best thing you can do as a parent, teacher, family member is to help them develop their BS Detector and hope they use it early enough and often enough.

Defy authority/ask questions.

Life is one damn thing after another.

Every day is a gift you give yourself.

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