Category Archives: On the Lighter Side

Humor, blog carnival entries, and so on.

Friday Five for RevGalBlogPals

Today’s Friday Five at RevGalBlogPals:

Hello gals and pals,

It’s the second Friday of the month, and you know what that is~~~Random Friday Five! Have fun, and enjoy! (as always, let us know that you played in the comments–whether you play in the comments, link to your blog, or on Facebook!)

1. How do you sign off in your emails, professional and personally? For example, you say “Blessings”,
“Take Care”, “Remember, the Devil is watching you” (o.k. just kidding on that one.) Let us know and why…

Professionally: “Blessings.” Blessings are one of the things I am able to “offer” as a priest.  It was inspired by a friend’s sig, “God bless us all.”  

Personally–no sig, usually just my first initial. 

2. If you were an animal TODAY, what is it and why?

A dog.  Because I feel energetic and enthusiastic. 

3. If you get snarky, what triggers it? If you don’t get snarky, please, what is the secret? 

Ignorance and/or incompetence.  Which means I swallow a lot of snark unspoken. 

4. Look up from your computer/tablet/phone screen. What is the first favorite thing your eyes land on. Describe it. (For example, I just did this, and my eyes landed on a little angel made out of multicolored wires whose head and wings are quite askew because of being chewed upon by my puppy. That aside, I love it because it was a gift from two little girls who came often to my office in my last call to play with all the tshotke on my table. They wanted to add to it.) 

A Sandicast sculpture of a Brittany, which represents the dog I grew up with. As an only child, my dog Popcorn was the closest thing I had to a sibling! 🙂  

5. Do you have a favorite pair of socks? Tell us about them!

A  pair of knitted Christmas slipper socks, striped with 2 or 3 shades of green (including olive ) and red, and white, in acrylic yarn, which were given to me by a library patron the year I worked in the Alpine branch of San Diego County Library.  Every year this patron knitted Christmas socks for all the library staff as her appreciation of our service.  It was a small-town library.  Her sense of design was a bit off from mine but her gesture was very touching.  

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Analogies between Cloud computing, baptismal regeneration, and all of salvation history

Analogies between Cloud computing, baptismal regeneration, and all of salvation history,

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What happens when two geeky clerics start bouncing ideas off each other

A colleague shared an analogy that he once used in an Easter sermon to explain, to those not used to thinking in Platonic terms, Paul’s concepts of Christ the new Adam, and how we are raised by participating in his resurrection. The analogy was based on an understanding of machine tooling and auto-frame repairs.

I thought that was rather retro technology.

After too little sleep and too much caffeine, I was writing an adult ed session on the Triduum by simultaneously using 3 different Apple devices all synced via Evernote, and a Kindle. This suggested an analogy with more up-to-date technology: Continue reading