ornament 31 December 2008 ornament

2008 in places

In keeping with tradition, a record of all the cities (or towns, hamlets, dots-on-a-map) in which I’ve spent at least one night this year:

  • Annapolis, MD
  • Kingsport, TN
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Lexington, KY
  • Nashville, TN
  • Owensboro, KY
  • Rodanthe, NC
  • Stamping Ground, KY
  • Woodbridge, VA
  • Washington, DC

cf. 2005/1999, 2006, 2007.

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ornament 24 December 2008 ornament

Hail th’incarnate Deity!

For all the talk in today’s culture about the “magic of Christmas,” the reality is that it is the very absence of “magic” in the world that gave us need for the incarnation.  Left to our own device, we humans dance dangerously about in darkness.  Left to our incomplete selves, sin reigns supreme.

Only a complete Man could be our hope.  One who was, as the song goes, “pleased as man with man to dwell.”  May the increase of his government and of peace see no end.

Merry Christmas!

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