Friday, May 23, 2008

Psalm paraphrased

I am looking at the hills

Where the f--- are the reinforcements?

(Being an explanation of some of the archaisms in the old Anglican Prayer Book.)

Video no longer available, drat

Blogger's block continues

so here's yet another video clip, this time from the '60s. "A World Without Love" by Peter and Gordon. Volume's a bit loud on this one:

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The much-beloved Tracy

We're overdue for some Tracy Chapman ...

"Say Hallelujah":

Afterthought?

Untitled jotting

God is not
          an afterthought:

He thinks of me
          before I think of Him!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sen. Kennedy

Senator Kennedy

I tried blogging about the sad news yesterday, but deleted all of my several attempts.

However, this blogger's sentiments approximate mine, so I'll direct my few readers to his eloquent, apt words.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Video unavailable, drat

A musical interlude

"Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, who would have turned 49 today:

Locust-beans

Locust-beans?

"Obey with a will, and you shall eat the best that earth yields; but, if you refuse and rebel, locust-beans shall be your only food" (Isaiah 1:19-20, NEB).

In a footnote, the translators acknowledge that an alternate rendering is "if you refuse and rebel, you shall be eaten by the sword."