Thursday’s Random Thoughts

1. I dreamed last night that I preordered Marilynne Robinson’s book of poetry.

The only problem is she doesn’t have one coming out.

2. I’ve worked three days at my new job and I haven’t needed to listen any angry music with bad words on the way home.

3. There is no place in Christendom for snobbery about coffee, beer, or whatever.

4. Yesterday I sat with a lady at her desk as part of my training and on her desk was a copy of Homer’s The Odyssey. That would have never happened in the branch.

5. I looked at the mobile versions of CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox News and could find nothing on the newest Planned Parenthood video, even though it features a live baby killed for its brain.

6. When you do violence to words, you can expect violence against people.

7. I’ve been reading this huge book of interviews of the poet Seamus Heaney. At the same time I’m reading a book of Wendell Berry’s poems. Early on the two were similar. But fame changed one of them.

8. I wish my middle son liked school more because I remember disliking every single day.

9. There’s a lot of laughter at my new job. I hope I never minimize that.

10. Missy’s homemade pizza with Supper Club.

10 thoughts on “Thursday’s Random Thoughts

  1. JoelG August 20, 2015 / 4:50 pm

    #5 – Where did you hear about this? I’ve had my head in the sand for a while when it comes to the “news”.

      • JoelG August 20, 2015 / 8:24 pm

        Heartbreaking. Where are peoples consciences? Have we become so numb to evil?

      • mattbredmond August 20, 2015 / 8:24 pm

        Germany in the 40’s

  2. Martin August 20, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    ok I’ll ask – are you gonna tell us what the new job is? I’m very interested – I have no idea whether that’s ok or not. I think I’m genuinely interested in line with your lovely openness, but there’s a chance I’m just being nosey.

    • mattbredmond August 20, 2015 / 6:43 pm

      I still work for the bank. But now I work I the corporate offices.

      • Martin August 20, 2015 / 7:03 pm

        really glad you’re enjoying it so much

  3. Chris A August 21, 2015 / 5:25 am

    Congrats on the new job Matt and continued blessings. Just wanted to let you know how much your writing has meant to me over the past several years. You have been a hope and encouragement to even the most mundane of us – of which there are many.

    Again, blessings on you and your family!

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