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Bob Horine

Lexington, KY - Years ago on a deep winter night, Robert Atkinson, the new Episcopal bishop of West Virginia, paid his first visit to St. Michael's Church, Kingwood, to introduce the parish leaders to a man who was a... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:08 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - In Kentucky, spring is often a concept rather than a season -winter to summer in 60 seconds. This year there has been an unusual interval between those two life threatening periods. It was the... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Arts & Culture

Dear Mrs. Campbell:It may help you remember me if I tell you that I was the boy in your fourth grade class who addressed my Christmas card to Mrs. Camel. Sorry about that. I was also president of the Junior Audubon Society, which... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - by Bob horine | spirituality ColumnistA couple of months ago Robert and Ann Burton came to Lexington to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. On Sunday morning at Christ Church Cathedral's... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - by Bob horine | spirituality ColumnistSome years ago my wife and I attended a little theater performance of Noel Coward's comedy "Blythe Spirit." During the play, the presence of a ghost brings... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - How the wearing of the red socks began, no one remembers - like many customs it just came into being. Sometime in the late '40s my father (Pop), my Uncle Clarence (Monk) and I began to wear red socks... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - William the Orange, no relation of the king of similar name, cuts through our backyard and across the patio, pausing momentarily to glare at Bailey and Katie and to be glared at by them, standing together... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - My son called the other night to ask what I remembered about a family camping trip through New England years ago. We pieced his memories and mine together and came up with a passable record of that adventure,... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - Now and then my wife and I think about selling our house, getting rid of an enormous amount of stuff accumulated over the years, and moving to a smaller place that requires less upkeep. Maybe a condo... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - A few weeks ago, I spoke with my old friend Wilson Willard in Cincinnati. When I was an editor for Forward Movement Publications, Wilson was archdeacon for the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio. Our... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - Taking a morning walk along Market Street by Gratz Park I met an old guy carrying a plastic bag of grapes. He stopped me and asked, "Do you like grapes with seeds?" I told him I didn't. He then explained... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - On warm summer nights, before I go up to bed, I go out the back door, walk around to the front of the house and stand for a few minutes. Our street is a cul-de-sac and at that hour I seldom see a car... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - Irony: an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.My near obsessionwith the proper use of this word, especially in its adjectival or adverbial forms - ironic... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:00 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - by Bob horine | spirituality ColumnistGarrison Keillor created a whole town in Minnesota, and for three decades has delightfully told us the news from there each Saturday night on public radio.... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:00 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - My daughter, Ginny Allen, teaches preschool children at St. Michael's School in Lexington. In years past she has taught middle school children in Episcopal and Roman Catholic schools and has a good cache... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:00 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - When Kay and Bud Stromberg and their children, Kristen and Scott, moved to Lexington, they became members of the parish where I had recently become rector. Kay informed me that they had been very active... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:00 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - A few years ago I was at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York and the evening program, despite it being August, was Advent music. When the usher handed me the program, I was charmed by the cover... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:00 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - St. Augustine of Hippo wrote, "For he who sings praise does not only praise, but also praises joyously; he who sings praise is not only singing but also loving Him to whom he is singing."My father... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:59 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - It was the last place I would have chosen to spend an afternoon, but my wife very much wanted to go and after considerable resistance I gave in. It was, in fact, the last afternoon of a vacation trip... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:59 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - On a hot summer day I walked through Gratz Park, just a block from Christ Church Cathedral where I am an associate. I sat for a while in the shade beside the fountain, which author James Lane Allen gave... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:59 PM Arts & Culture