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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Mighty Lord God 

G woke me up this morning, shouting that the radio said a story was coming up, a story indicating that the ivory billed woodpecker had been found in Arkansas. That woke me up all right. I turned up the volume on the radio and as the story unfolded I felt tears well up in my eyes, felt my heart pound. How can this be? How can this creature have survived such environmental onslaught? And how utterly transcedent to have found one alive. African Americans used to call it the Lord God Bird, because of its imposing size and striking appearance. There's a wonderful passage in Faulkner's The Bear when the boy is searching for the bear in the heat of the Big Woods, listening to the hammering of the Lord God bird...and the bird stops its hammering as the boy realizes the bear is looking at him. I have read Faulkner's story of the vast wilderness many times, and lamented the passing of the woods and swamps, the massive trees and the creatures within.
This morning my heart was made hopeful, made lighter. The world is lighter for this confirmation of life.

Sunday, April 24, 2005


Spring in our Yard: Our apple blossoms, violets, the neighbors dogwood. Posted by Hello


Yo Parker. My Family of Milan has a new son, Parker Henry. Parker came in at over 8 pounds and is definitely a good eater. Uncle and Aunt want to say congrats to S, E, L and D. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

City Wake-Up Call 

I had to smile. I'm laying in bed listening to a mockingbird right outside our window going through a long litany of calls on high speed, very happy with himself. Then I heard the unmistakable sound of a mimicked car alarm. I waited for the police siren, but it didn't come.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Indy Police Blotter Southside 

Case number 050038589 – Armed robbery – On 4/7/05, at approximately 11:30am, the victim states that he had been drinking with a friend at his house when they decided to go for a walk. When the were in the alley west of the 1400 block of Blaine, the “friend” pulled out a knife and took the victim’s bottle of liquor and wallet.

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