Friday Frivolity: iPod Shuffle, Peter and Paul Edition, and a Friday Five

29 June 2007

  1. “Sister,” by Sufjan Stevens, from Seven Swans
  2. “Green & Dumb,” by Roger Clyne, from Honky Tonk Union
  3. “How You’ve Grown,” by 10,000 Maniacs, from Our Time in Eden
  4. “Maggie’s Farm,” by Bob Dylan, from Bringing It All Back Home.
  5. “La Risa Auto Parts,” by Enrique Santos y Joe Ferrero, from Servicios Secretos
  6. “Istanbul, not Constantinople,” by They Might Be Giants, from Severe Tire Damage
  7. “The Old Account,” by Johnny Cash, from Love, God, Murder
  8. “Crash Into Me,” by Dave Matthews Band, from Crash
  9. “Almost Blue,” by Elvis Costello & the Attractions, from Imperial Bedroom
  10. “I’ll Keep It With Mine,” by Bob Dylan, from Biograph [Disc 1].

Well, almost nothing too embarrassing here!

1. Personality tests; love them or hate them?
Love ’em.  I tend to be good at them.  Just kidding.

2. Would you describe yourself as practical, creative, intellectual or a mixture ?
A mixture, but definitely heavy on creative and intellectual, not that practical.

3. It is said that everyone has their 15 minutes of fame; have you had your yet? If so what was it, if not dream away what would you like it to be?
Eh.  Probably not.  I won an award at the University of Michigan and had a big reading, which was well attended.  If that wasn’t it, my 15 minutes would be winning a Pulitzer.

4. If you were given a 2 year sabatical ( oh the dream of it) to create something would it be music, literature, art…..something completely different…share your dream with us…
Literature.  I’d spend it reading a lot and writing a lot.  Some of it would likely be theological, but it a lot of it not.

5. Describe a talent you would like to develop, but that seems completely beyond you.
Playing a musical instrument.  Piano or banjo.  Or maybe juggling.

Bonus question: Back to the church- what does every member ministry mean to you? Is it truly possible to encourage/ implement?

“Every member ministry” to me —a non-clergy person— is a situation where a congregation member comes to the clergy or vestry/parish council/church board, proposes something reasonable, and those in charge say, “Go for it.”

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10 Responses to “Friday Frivolity: iPod Shuffle, Peter and Paul Edition, and a Friday Five”

  1. Gannet Girl Says:

    Very funny on the personality tests answer.

  2. Gannet Girl Says:

    Oh — I just checked out your “About” section. I’ve been a teacher in an Orthodox Jewish school for six years and am now en route to seminary. Religion was one of our favorite topics of discussion – it must be very difficult to have to keep a lid on that. I’ll be back to read more!

  3. sallysjourney Says:

    well played- I like your thoughts on every member ministry- and go for it with that instrument!

  4. Mike Farley Says:

    ‘ “Every member ministry” to me —a non-clergy person— is a situation where a congregation member comes to the clergy or vestry/parish council/church board, proposes something reasonable, and those in charge say, “Go for it.” ‘

    Absolutely! The perfect definition – when that’s working right, it’s just the best way to do church…


  5. i love your shuffle list! fabulous!

    great play–your 15 minutes of fame sound pretty wonderful!

  6. Mrs. M Says:

    I think that’s a great discription of “every member ministry.” You really hit the nail on the head, there.

  7. Deb Says:

    LOVE your last answer!
    d

  8. Beth Says:

    Hey, Hot Stuff:

    Here’s my morning’s shuffle:

    You’re Wondering Now, The Specials
    We Won’t Need Legs to Stand, Sufjan Stevens
    Masters of War, Bob Dylan
    Revolution, Authority Zero
    I Had a Dream, Johnnie Taylor
    Circle Tour, Waco Brothers
    Introduction to Katie Belle, Steve Earle
    Guilt, Marianne Faithfull
    Sometime, Sweet Honey in the Rock
    I’m On Fire, Bruce Springsteen
    Tiny Steps, Elvis Costello

    Nice, huh! Love, B

  9. mompriest Says:

    Yup, in fact my parishioners started joking, “If you go to Pastor with an idea she’ll put you in charge!” All in the name of good fun and good ministry, of course.

  10. diane Says:

    You can come to my church and I’d say “Go for it!” unless of course, you wanted to start a coven or something. I love people who get ideas and want to implement them. It’s energizing!

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