Rabbit Trails (7/27/13)

This week’s WWRT comes to you from the sunny state of Florida. By the time you read this, I hope to be about 25 miles out to sea catching some fish. Of course, I’m a lousy fisherman.

President George H. W. Bush shaved his head in support of the child of one of his Secret Service guards who is undergoing leukemia treatments. I’ve always thought Bush 41 was a genuine and kind man.

Turns out that of the ten cities where people are most likely to have a heart attack, two are in my home state of West Virginia. One is my home town. I guess there’s an upside to moving away almost 20 years ago. I’m less likely to have a heart attack. Continue reading

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Rabbit Trails (9/22/12)

Tracking down the goofiness of the World Wide Rabbit Trail since April.

Hopping down the WWRT this week…

An Iranian cleric got beat up by a woman he was confronting about her dress. Yeah, I’m laughing. That head scarf isn’t such a bad thing to have on if you’re planning on beating up a cleric.

Walmart got some bad press this week for allegedly ripping up a customer’s $100 bill thinking it was a fake. Continue reading

Becoming A Regular

I’ve become a regular. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for years, but hadn’t found a way to pull it off.

I’m talking about getting out of my office, off church property, and out where people are. I wanted to become a regular somewhere to get to know people outside our church. My entire life – home, ministry, and work – is contained in one block of one small town. I live in a parsonage on the same property as my church. I don’t commute to work, I step out my back gate and I’m at work. If we hang out in our back yard, I see my work. The people who walk by are all people from our church. Our house is situated in such a way that we don’t have natural contact with our neighbors. We live in a box, and have very little contact with anyone who isn’t a member of our church. Continue reading