I don’t have the words…

“language is a broken kettle on which we bang out tunes for bears to dance, while all the while we long to move the stars to pity.” – Flaubert Today is my sister Kathleen’s birthday.  She would have been 30 years old except that she died January 25th and I still don’t know what to say […]

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So often people talk about how somebody looks like another person. Perhaps it’s a celebrity, or a younger/older version of a person or even that they look like a parent or grandparent. Sometimes I see these similarities and other times I think the person I’m talking with has a peculiar way of looking at people…. […]

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Fear & Noise

My youngest daughter, Mila, is scared by loud noises. Today we stopped at a water park in Ohio. We are making our way from Illinois to Connecticut to visit her birth parents and thought staying a night at a water park would be the perfect reprieve. In our room, the girls were happily putting their […]

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June Podcast

The production quality is a little low.  Primarily because we have kids attacking us throughout recording.  However, the content is pretty fun. Worship Sans Worship has The National, The Head and the Heart and The Impressions. We do our inaugural segment for “Am I the Only One?”  We invite you to join us by tweeting […]

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March Podcast

The March Podcast comes out on April Fools day and Justin leads off by making Jacob look stupid.  Show order below: Intro – April Fools Day Worship Sans Worship Jacob – “Judas isn’t so bad” and Until the End of the World by U2 Liz – Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot comes up as we […]

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Box Scores and Metaphysics

One of my favorite things to do on Saturday and Sunday mornings as a kid was to open up the newspaper, flip to the sports section and check out the previous night’s box scores.  I would analyze the data, look at the league leaders in statistical categories, examine the standings and try to figure out […]

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Raising Kids My Own Way

I wish I had a dollar for every time a friend of mine intimated or straight out said they dislike how religious types blindly and uncritically believe things just because they always have.   I wish I had time to sit and talk with each of them and talk about how much I dislike that very […]

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February Podcast

The February podcast is up (a week late) after our technical glitches were fixed.  Thanks to all of our listeners.  This month, we play Worship Sans Worship, Who Said It and we spend some time focusing on February’s topic of Prayer.  Jacob got a little out of control with segment intros and the phrase “the […]

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