for rain

There's that tantalizing look of rain outside. A slim 20% chance according to meteorologists, and we're mostly in the 80%. I've read interpretations of Matthew 5:45 that said the sun shining on the wicked and the good stands for blessing and the rain on the righteous and the unrighteous means trouble. But I've never read…

marginalia

*Potato┬ásoup. Melty cheese. Homemade bread. *The fun of scholarship when it is no longer generating ideas but perfecting their expression. *A late blooming of pale pink azaleas. *Two committee professors, each assuring me that they will do their best to counteract the other's bad tendencies. (Quite unprompted by me.) *Sunshine all over my drive to…