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The Sound of Crickets…

Regular readers may have noticed a lack of posts here for several days. There are two reasons for this: 1. My home internet connection is down, and will not be up until the 23rd. 2. I am temporarily abandoning all other writing projects in order to finish the next Missionary Max manuscript by the October…

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Linking Log

This is a special edition of our “Linking Log” feature, highlighting some of the more inspiring and interesting articles around the internet having to do with the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. All the Wrong Lessons The ever astute Michelle Malkin evaluates teaching about the attacks, and gives it a failing grade. Meus…

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Scout Camp

Several factors motivated us to get Mikey into scouting while we were on furlough in the US earlier this year. Not the least of these was that he thrived with the adventures that the scout program provides. Upon our arrival in São Luís we were delighted to find a thriving Boy Scout (Escoteiro) program here….

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Ten Years Ago Today

My son Michael had just been born, eight days earlier. He was home, and I was back to work. The previous evening I worked an overnight shift, and was sleeping when my wife came in and mentioned something about towers falling in NY. In a groggy stupor I acknowledged that she had spoken, rolled over,…

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Church Construction

The Kerigma congregation has been engaged in a small construction project of late, finishing off the brick wall that faces the road. Eventually the plan is to paint a mural on this side, that will call people’s attention to the church. The before shot. Almost finished. The newly finished wall, showing the front of the…

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Linking Log

Been a while since I have done one of these, and there are several interesting links to share, so here goes. Brazilian Equivalents My bro Joe sent me this article which compares the GDP of the Brazilian states to various countries. In case your wondering, in terms of GDP per person, I live in Tonga….

Musical Interlude

Musical Interlude: Odeon

Back in 1989, when I visited Brazil for the first time, I got to know an extremely talented musician and painter named George Souza. We have had sporadic contact over the years–made more frequent recently thanks to Facebook. Recently he posted this video of his brother João, playing the choro piece “Odeon”, by Ernesto Nazareth….