Nathan's Blog

Random ramblings and musings

Emotional infidelity

Infidelity means physical intimacy to most people, but why is that so bad? And what if it’s not the worst kind of infidelity? I would argue that emotional infidelity is most damaging to a relationship…

Keeping Score

It’s important, if you’re not keeping score, to remember to always give at every opportunity. Always offer to help. Always offer to pay. Always wash the dishes. Never remind someone that you paid last time. It’s always your turn.

Saying “I love you”

I love. I love earnestly, deeply, tenderly, and without any expectations of reward. I love easily. The way that I love has caused me some heartache and heartbreak over the years, but on the whole, I think I’m happier.

And they do not like you…

from "There Will Be No Peace" - W.H. Auden You must live with your knowledge. Way back, beyond, outside of you are others, In moonless absences you never heard of, Who have certainly heard of you, Beings of unknown number and gender: And they do not like you. Wow....

Di Anne Price

I'm thinking tonight of my friend Di Anne Price. I was an incredibly shy, quiet (even), 19 year old in Memphis when we met. I'd never known anyone like her -- she was so forward, everything was "out there" with her. She played the piano like it was part of her, she...

On this cool clear night

On this cool clear night The moon is bright and I Stand beneath the stars Wondering if somewhere You and your golden hair Lay thinking or pondering o'er Past or future, do you Think of what might have been or be? Do you remember or dream or Do you perhaps even long...

Breathe

I have allowed you to Place me in a little box So small, I can hardly Breathe. I do not like it in the box It is small and I like to Breathe. So you sit there On the box Talking at me Not to me, as if nothing is Amiss. I will allow you to leave If you will So I can...

The least of these

I think I believe in getting what we deserve; getting that for which we work. I believe in a fundamental “fairness”. I also know that, as my father said, “life isn’t fair”.

I also believe, as a Christian, that I am totally undeserving of the Grace and Forgiveness of a loving Father. God is just, yes, but more important and more essential to my salvation, he is compassionate.

Charlie Moore’s Cat

In our small town of Dyer, there are numerous stories that almost everyone (at least the “old-timers”) knows by heart. Some have spawned phrases that are now part of the local lexicon… The tale of “Charlie Moore’s cat” spawned such a phrase.