2/22/2020 Cogitation 8 Air pollution, estimated to cause 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK, is coming in for mitigation in a crackdown on wood burners. News reports on Friday revealed the UK government is banning the sale of bagged coal and wet (unseasoned) wood for domestic use effective February 2021, with a prohibition … Continue reading Goodbye, coal and wood
Saturday 15 February 2020 Cornwall Cogitation 7 To leap across the pond takes some doing. Monday, the day before our departure from Elkhart County, Indiana to Cornwall County, England, I made coffee and sat down to finish the last chapters of a Daisy Dalrymple Mystery, Die Laughing, by Carola Dunn. It's the first of Dunn's … Continue reading Ready, Set, Wait . . .
Cornwall Cogitation 6, 2020 Saturday 8 February On Friday, 7 February Marty and I did an illustrated presentation of our visits to Cornwall, UK, at the quarterly Greencroft Goshen resident breakfast. I said, "In Cornwall you relax, enjoy getting closer to nature, imbibe a greater sense of community, and rather than focus on sight-seeing you … Continue reading Cornwall bound
Cogitation 5, 2020 Saturday 1 February "Time takes all and gives all," said Giordano Bruno (1548-1600). I can only surmise what this Italian philosopher, Dominican friar and poet meant by his statement. How did he tie that, for instance, to his views on infinity, or the unity of truth in science and faith? I can … Continue reading Focus on getting from the day, not through the day
Cogitation 4, 2020 Friday 24 January It wasn't planned, but I've stopped doing Facebook for a spell. On Monday I was trying to post a Stanford University overview of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Somehow, I ended up in the early stages of creating a new account. Facebook wanted me to add friends. … Continue reading All quiet on my Facebook
Cogitation 3, 2020 Saturday 18 January 2020 This week's blog differs from my usual first-draft, journal-style, review of the week. Here, I look back on my experience of church as we look forward to a new church home in the city where we moved a bit more than a year ago. The blog's plenty long. … Continue reading 'Go church'
Cogitation 2, 2020 Saturday 11 January Featured image: Sunrise. We made several trips to the City of Elkhart this week for some appointments and a few errands. It's where we lived for more than 45 years. Elkhart is only 12 miles from our new home in Goshen, though it seems like many more. We're happy … Continue reading Quest to find home