Tag Archives: mishaps

The Crucible

As many readers are aware, I had a collision with an automobile in June (while riding my bicycle) that could easily have resulted in my death. I wrote about it here not long after it happened, before I fully realized … Continue reading

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Welcome to Teen Challenge

I set off the alarm at the Portland Teen Challenge Center this morning. For two weeks I have been doing internship work here and steadily picking up the accoutrements of the job (keys, various duties, briefings, etc.). But this morning … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Life’s Mishaps

I encountered a classic Chambers phrase in my reading this morning: the “luxury of misery.” Misery doesn’t sound very luxurious, does it? But the more I thought about it, the more I knew he was onto something,

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