Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Bookish Platypus

The devil's in the details
but God is in small mercies.

I walked into Boarders today
after a stressful noonday and
found everything I was looking
for the minute I walked in the
door, right there on the shelves
in the entry way. There's something
real in that -not chicken soup for
the soul, but a sign that says:
"Yes, I Am even here ." He is the
God of small places too.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Potato Platypus

On Finding that the potatoes (in the first two cases
we'll say vegetables since potatoes weren't introduced
into Europe until the Modern Era) Boiling in a Pot
Have Formed Themselves Into an Hour-
Glass Shape:

The Ancient Family Says:

"It is the god of the pot,
we must spill a little out
to honour him"

and goes back to cooking....

The Medieval Family Says:

"It is the devil, we
must throw salt in
the pot to scare him"

and goes back to cooking...

The Modern Family Says:

"There must be a scientific
explanation for this"

and goes back to cooking...

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Return of the Platypus

That's right, I have returned, and with me the Platypus. More will follow as soon as I return to U.S. time, but suffices to say that I am safe and sound and have all my luggage.

In other news, I am engaged, that's right, engaged to the lovely, talented, witty, capable and godly Sharon Rose Biggs.

The Platypus has much more Truth to speak on both these subjects, but that must wait until I've taken my malaria pill...