• About Bruce

    A web programmer by day, I somehow still spend a lot of time thinking about relationships, God, and the significance of grace and love in daily events. I am old school in the sense that I believe in the reality of sin, and in the need of each human heart for deliverance to the Divine. I am one of those who believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that you can find most answers to life's pressing issues in Him and His Word, the Bible. I ain't perfect, and a lot of the time I ain't good, but by God's grace and kindness, I am forgiven and free.

    Gish, Part III

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    Tonight was class 3 of the UNM Continuing Education course, “Writing Short Stories”, with Robert Gish. As usual, as soon as Dr. Gish entered the classroom, his anecdotes began, followed by a barrage of review questions about the last two sessions. Naturally, his questions were meant to dredge up in my elastic brain correct...

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    Crack Cookies and the Devil’s Child

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    There are a number of times I have marveled that I am not yet dead, and tonight is one of them. A week ago, the sister of a colleague brought in an order sheet for Girl Scout cookies. Her daughter has to sell them, she brings the sheet to the office, I buy some...

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    Agreements

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    “You’ve made agreements”, Clarisa said. “You’ve made agreements, and you just keep them without thinking about it.” “What do you mean?”, Jennie asked her. “You made some agreements a long time ago, and they drive you around- like rules for certain truths in your head- and you don’t question them and they keep you...

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    Blind Spots

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    There was a time I delighted in taking the Holy Book and thumbing through the pages to that pertinent particular passage which was bracketed by history and philology and sociology and hermeneutic and anthropology, and diving into the lines of words I swam in the text, opening commentaries and the Brown-Driver-Briggs or the Lidell-Scott...

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    Plausible

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    “The man drove his car to work.” “Michael Jones was nervous and thought about the Play Doh in the toilet as he weaved his Ford Focus through traffic, late for the staff meeting at his office at Plexo Industries.” The more I read the writings of recognized authors, the more I am reminded that...

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    The Monkey and the Tree

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    Said the tree to the busy monkey, “I was wondering- why do you always come and hang out with me? I don’t go anywhere- or run, or leap, or fly- I only sway sometimes in the wind that comes by.” The monkey responded, “You don’t think at all about it, but… you feed me...

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    All Ball

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    When the plumbers had our floor opened up in the back of the office and the smell of sewage filled the building yesterday afternoon, Tim and I went for a walk around downtown. We walked over to Central and then walked a few blocks west on it, until we crossed the street and headed...

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    Gish, Part II

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    Tonight was the second installment of the Writing Short Stories class with Robert Gish at the UNM CE campus on University. I wrote about Gish and week one here, and tonight continued to be more of the same, where “the same” is a whole stew of tips on writing and the sharing of definition...

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    Mr. March

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    When 6PM rolled around, Arthur stretched and then took off his stained white apron as he walked out of the kitchen, and then out from behind the busy counter, and walked down the counter to the little hallway beyond it to his left. He brushed by a customer leaving the bathroom behind him and...

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    A Cool Night

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    Since I am a board game junkie, I have from time to time tried to enlist each of my family members and friends to try a game with me at some point. For my parents, the enlistment time was probably about four months ago, and the game was Ticket to Ride. Ticket to Ride,...

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