Archive for September, 2005

Divining what's wrong with the Episcopal Church today

September 28th, 2005 No comments

Seen in the October, 2005 Ann Arbor Observer calendar of events:

spiritsisters Women’s Circle.
All women invited to discuss spirituality, relationships, empowerment, metaphysics, and healing. Short meditation session. Bring divination tools, if you like. Temple Beth Emeth/St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, 2309 Packard. $3. 741-0478.

At least they’re not hosting a group whose practices are are really offensive to what the Episcopal Church stands for — you know, like those nasty knuckle-dragging Boy Scouts.

When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?
Isaiah 8:19 (NIV)

God have mercy.

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Timing is everything

September 13th, 2005 No comments

So, the entire crew of us went to see yesterday’s Tigers game at Comerica Park. (I didn’t know that I’d miss Michigan and Trumble, the Only True Home™ of the Tigers, so much, but that’s another story …)

It was a beautiful day for a baseball game, sunny and hot, but with a breeze. Marring the perfection, however, was the blaring of the speakers directly above our heads as we sat 4 rows below maximum nosebleed.

I was coping, but Nancy was developing a horrific headache. It didn’t help that the Princess Rachel, in her cheering enthusiasm, had developed a rather piercing shriek to her constant “Go Tigers! Go Tigers!”

By the fifth inning, Nancy had to finally tell Rachel to please tone it down. “Save it for when someone hits a home run.”

Rachel, disappointed but obedient, puts on her sad face, quietly nods her assent …


… and Brandon Inge knocks it out of left field for a tie-breaking two-run homer.

“Yay Tigers! Yay Tigers!”

The sheer choreography of it was breathtaking, and a thing of beauty. 🙂

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