Category Archives: Episcopal Church

Ben, An American Dad, 1921-1986: Part V: Memories of Ben, as “Dad” (2019)

  [NOTE: It’s not normal for me to wax retrospective on Father’s Day, but every so often I do. 2019 was one of those years. I had begun work on this blog series about my father, Ben Lamplugh, and I … Continue reading

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From those wonderful folks at, a look back at 2014.

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,500 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Muchas Gracias: Responding to a “Thankfulness Challenge”

[NOTE: Much of this post originated as a series of “status updates” on Facebook.  I have made a few minor revisions and appended some comments.] * * * * *                           Day 1:  A friend nominated me to undertake a ten-day “challenge,” listing … Continue reading

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Peace of Bread, Bread of Peace, Lent, 2013 (Adventures in Interdisciplinary Land, 5)

[Now for something completely different–reflections on John 6:41-51, my contribution to a Lenten devotional booklet created by parishioners and published under the auspices of St. James’ Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia. Once again, we see that “adventures in interdisciplinary land” can … Continue reading

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