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Two Years Later

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Tuesday marks the 2nd anniversary of the passing of my friend Tim Wright. In a way, I lost him before September 18, 2010, as he was pretty much unconscious the last several weeks. But I did go see him a few days before he died. My friends Bill and Brian played guitar as we sang worship songs, and I held Tim's hand as he lay there. He didn't have the appearance of a man with a brain tumor; if you didn't know any better, you'd think he was just napping.

The next day, September 19, was a Sunday, and my oldest son Jacob was baptized. I loved the timing. Tim did wonderful work in the lives of people during his life, but here, less than 24 hours after his passing, I witnessed the continuation, in the form of Jacob's baptism, of the mark Tim left on the world. I say that because, while I'm not a perfect father, anything good that happens as a result of my parenting can be credited at least partially to Tim's influence on my life. So it was an honor to kick off Ph…

Truisms for September 10

1. One can never be too old to benefit from watching Mr Rogers.

2. Lefty-loosy, righty-tighty.

3. The size of a person's pickup truck is inversely proportional to the chances he's a cat owner.

4. "Are you better off than 4 years ago?" Is an incredibly stupid question which brings out the selfishness in people.

5. "Man on Fire" is a criminally underappreciated movie.

6. Too many people treat their political affiliation on the level of their religious belief. Their loss.

7. If forced to make a choice, I'll take Queen Latifah over Queen Elizabeth.

8. The nation of Kyrgystan really should buy a vowel.

9. Nine truisms in one blog post is a good number.