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LSC Brother to start column on Tobias poetry blog
Rev. Paul Abernathy, one of the founders and original members of unofficial Lambda Sigma Chi Fraternity at Ball State University, will be starting a column, "All Things Considered," as part of the World of Words by Elias Tobias.
The brief blog entries will center on Abernathy’s position as a youth minister for a Tacoma, Wash., church as well as being a father of two children and a husband to Diana, his wife of 13 years. The posts will have an obvious religious theme to them and also have a general view of life with all things considered- thus the name for the column.
The World of Words will not publish any posts on Thursdays in 2010. The number of poems in the catalog of work by Elias Tobias not already posted has been reduced due to the daily entries from past year, and the reduction will ensure enough poems will be posted for the whole year.
Thursday's poems in 2009 were largely those previously published, but those are now a part of the online collection. The multi-national translations will continue along with poetry from the Boys from the Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity. Friday will have the photo posting as in 2009. “Between the Lines,” a monthly news update video, started in December of 2009, will continue on the World of Words Video Channel on YouTube in 2010.
Also in news about LSC, the brothers of the fraternity had a 10-year reunion in Indianapolis in December. Adrian Parker, Bill Kelso, Paul Abernathy, C.J. Chatham III, Rufus McDougal, Christopher Benedict and new member Karl Dobson brought their families for a two-day get together and to meet the pledge who was initiated into fraternity -Brian Kohut.
Brian Kohut is sponsored by Brother C.J. Chatham, III. Kohut has worked with him on several occasions on a professional level. Kohut is from New Jersey, but now has office in Philadelphia, Pa., for last 18 or so years. He was in the U.S. Army with a Special Forces unit after high school and in military service for about 16 years, until an injury in Bosnia shattered his right knee and he was honorably discharged.
Much of his past is classified, but he went to a community college and earned Associates Degree, on G.I. Bill for Criminal Investigations while he worked security for several firms. Kohut received his Private Investigator’
Kohut is a health advocate and like exercisong, especially bicycling and also skiing. He met C.J. Chatham at a vacation while skiing in Vermont in 2006. Kohut likes to cook, especially making healthy meals lower in fat and carbs from older favorite recipes. Kohut likes cooking shows for this reason and has taken a few classes to be a better cook. Also likes wine, in moderation.
Kohut is divorced, and has one child, a teenage daughter, who has lived with him past three years. Daughter, Dalia (DOB 1994) was in mother’s custody for one year. Brian met Stephanie , his wife, when he was recuperating from knee surgery (1991-92) and then both of them were going to the same community college. They married in 1993 after knowing each other for one year. They divorced in 2005 after 12 years of marriage. The time spent with his job took its toll on the union.
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The World of Words by Elias Tobias at eliastobias.net offers audio forms of poetry as well as more than 200 poems to read organized into several books (categories)