29 June 2007

Better Late Than Never . . .

I got tagged months ago, but I'm just now getting around to posting my version.

Let me see six weird/wacky things about me . . .

1.  My maternal and paternal grandfathers were both born on the 9th of June of different years.

2.  My maternal and paternal grandfathers both died on the 19th of November of different years.

3.  My maternal grandmother and paternal grandfather both died the same year, but not on the same day.

4.  My maternal grandmother's maternal grandmother was an Anderson by marriage, and so is my mother, who got her name from her mother's middle name which came from the first name of one of her mother's cousins who had the surname Anderson.

5.  I once ate a hot dog with white grape jelly and peanut butter and it was quite delicious!

6.  About the only thing I seem to have premonitions about have been bishop elections in TEC. In two cases I could not shake the idea that the "long shot" would be the next bishop and in another, the minute I head that someone I knew was nominated, I heard this still small voice" saying that she wouldn't get elected. In the first "long shot" case the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon got the first GenX aged bishop in TEC. In the second "long shot" case we in TEC got our first female Presiding Bishop. In the other case, which occurred in between the two long shots, the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire had many in the Anglican Communion saying, "oh no, they didn't!" (Actually, I think God has more control over who gets elected to serve the servants of God as bishops than most give God credit for, but that's another post.)

I'm tagging:  Amy & Dale.

Related Posts: History has been made, Thoughts on the Investiture, & Blogging Episcopalians & the PB's Vestments

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The Displace Me - Take Two video is online!

The Displace Me - Take Two video is now online.

and, as seen below, it's listed on YouTube as Displace Me:  The Aftermath

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Great music and I love the "Intentionally Christian? Prove It!" bit.


Previous Posts:  Agnes' Story, Displace Me 2 Austin, Displaced to Austin, & Austin Displace Me Videos

By the way today is The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. The readings are Psalm 87, Ezekiel 34:11-16, 2 Timothy 4:1-8, & St. John 21:15-19 and there is also a devotional reading for the day.

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28 June 2007

Beyond Belief

I've only seen the trailer so far, but Beyond Belief looks like a wonderful documentary. It tells the tale of two 9-11 widows who chose compassion and mercy over revenge and hate. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC. I hope they make it to a big screen in my part of Texas soon!

The filmmakers have also started a blog on "understanding our ability for compassion, and our vulnerability to compassion fatigue. These are themes that for me combine elements of human rights, social justice, women’s rights, journalism, ethics, philosophy and history" [source].

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27 June 2007

Christ Church, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi

This video speaks for itself, as does the "related" blog post linked to down below. Things are still nowhere near "normal" on the Gulf Coast of the US.

Related blog post:  Enough by Just Practicing [Tip of the blogging hat to The Irish Trojan's Blog.]

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Blowing Glass in Seattle

A really cool mini-documentary about glass blowing in Seattle.

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Also found on YouTubeAmazing Grace sung in Cherokee

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24 June 2007

Pencil Art (not the kind you think)