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Champagne was “invented” in 1531 by Benedictine monks in the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire near Carcassonne, France. They bottled wine before the initial fermentation had ended, causing the byproduct of the fermentation, carbon dioxide, to be trapped in solution in the bottled wine. It would be a century before Christopher Merret detailed what is now called...
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“I have good news, and I have bad news. Which do you want first?” How many times has someone said this to you? And which do you choose to hear first? We almost all have a default choice that we have rationalized in our mind. We think, “It’s not just one or the other; I’m...
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When she was just a girlShe expected the worldBut it flew away from her reachAnd the bullets catch in her teethSo, lying underneath those stormy skiesShe’d say, “I know the sun must set to rise”This could be paradise. Coldplay, “Paradise” This was the oddest Easter I have ever experienced. For one, this was the first...
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If you haven’t seen “Abstract: The Art of Design” on Netflix I highly recommend you watch it. I love the play on the word “Abstract” in the title. An abstract is a fairly detailed summary of a topic, which describes the show well. Abstract is something existing in thought or as an idea but not...
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I am on vacation this week, so this musing may be a little lighter than usual. As I sit watching the snow gently accumulate on the deck and the evergreens outside the window, I have been thinking about how easy it is to miss things. We are in Colorado for summer vacation, and yes, I...
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In the past few days I have had the privilege of speaking and interacting with some really amazing young people. Ranging from middle school to graduating seniors and spanning racial, socioeconomic and school types, these students were inspiring, engaging, attentive and scary smart. I learned some things from them. I must have been asleep in...
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“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” Isaiah 60:1 That verse is kind of the second part of a story. The first part is dark, but I will get to that in a bit. 2018 has been a bright year for the Kimray family. It feels...
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Wednesday night at 9:37 my granddaughter, Violet Anne, was born. A lovely name for a lovely little girl. Later that evening, as I held her for the first time, she stole my heart. She will have whatever she asks of me or from me, for as long as I live. Holding her and looking at...
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In 1976, Boston released their self-titled debut album. I was 12. The first track on side one is “More Than A Feeling.” Tom Scholz (who was a complete geek and an engineer who became a rock & roll demi god) sings about it being more than a feeling when he hears some old song they...
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