English breakfast, English MG-cruising, and English beach croquet

- rapt attention for the egg tutorial.... Andrew and Alicia's friend Joe kicked off our Sunday morning with what is generally understood to be a "proper" English breakfast. That means toast, muffins, eggs, pork sausage, bacon, smoked salmon, fried tomatoes, and (don't ask for details) black pudding. With orange juice and either tea or coffee. …

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This is the day the Lord has made. (My VW TDi and living a trajectory of gratitude)

This was the Lord’s doing;It is marvelous in our eyes.This is the day the Lord has made;We will rejoice and be glad in it.Psalm 118:23-24 This morning our son, Andrew, dropped the following message in my inbox: "Happy birthday Golf." "Has it been 10 years?" I replied. Turns out, yes. - "Golf" March 3, 2012, Tuscany Italy While the birthday of a …

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Every car we have ever owned (22 “vintage” photos and a few good stories)

"When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all in one Accord..." - Acts 2:1"I do not speak of my own Accord..." - John 12:49 - the current vehicles Yesterday evening, on the verge of falling asleep, I suddenly started thinking about all the different cars we have owned since Rebekah first hooked up with …

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Epic Blue Ridge Parkway Photos

I look up to the mountains—     does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord,     who made heaven and earth! - Psalm 121 Friday, having enjoyed some invigorating hiking earlier in the week, Rebekah and I decided to dedicate a few hours to "motoring" the Blue Ridge Parkway. "Golf" - the fun Euro-car …

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seeing with new eyes, and missing much less…

So yesterday I drove all the way down into Florida again. This time to say "goodbye" to Rebekah's trusty Hyundai. Her faithful 2003 SUV is now a proud member of the Alexander family stable of automobiles, and will hopefully transfer all its Santa Fe feng shui to many good road miles of travel around their …

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Renovation, junk, and a sweet August 11 memory

And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” - Revelation 21:5 It's easy to find something to write about when the grandkids visit (see "Learning from the children: we sure need the help"). The …

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Live Like You Mean It (in a Golf TDi)

Today (Friday) Rebekah and I drove over to Chesapeake, and I came back with the first seriously cool car I've owned in a long time. No offense, Santa Fe, but Golf is going to be a lot of fun. Not the "haul mulch and run to the hardware store" kind of fun, so much as "tool …

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