Entries from November 2008

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Prayer of praise for the beginning of advent

The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all The LORD executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed. He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel. The LORD is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. He will not […]

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

The wacky, circular world of ACC football

It was a rather strange year for ACC football in which every team except for Duke and Virginia is bowl eligible.  During the regular season: Duke beat Virginia Virginia beat Georgia Tech Georgia Tech beat Clemson Clemson beat Boston College Boston College beat Virginia Tech Virginia Tech beat Maryland Maryland beat Wake Forest Wake Forest […]

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

It’s an Obamanation.

Well, I’m back from vacation. While I was gone, there has been a major coup for those of you who love the State.  I’m not surprised.  President Bush has been so horrible while in office that he guaranteed a big Obama victory.  McCain got Bob-Doled.  Hard. McCain wouldn’t have been much better than Obama (not […]

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008


I’m currently on vacation. As such I will take a break from blogging about weighty matters like theology, politics, and the like to post about the popular Merrimack Valley card game “forty-fives”, an example of folk culture. It is almost unknown outside of northeastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire. Variations are played in Nova Scotia […]