Monthly Archives: February 2010

Certainty in the face of uncertainty

Preparing for this weekend’s sermon about finding certainty in the midst of chaos– that’s what faith can help us with– I suddenly remembered the incident from a few years ago where a young woman (a single mother) was held hostage … Continue reading

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Tiny New York

I love these short films that are shot with tilt-shift focus.  This one features New York City, filmed with a very narrow band of focus that fools the eye into seeing miniatures. The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo. Click … Continue reading

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Grandma was right: time flies

Grandma Walters used to say “the older you get, the faster time flies”.  She usually followed her statement with a deep sigh. I find myself sighing more often these days. I remember being thirteen and thinking that my fourteenth birthday … Continue reading

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Embrace life

A very moving reminder to always wear a seat belt.

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Winning, losing: Football and life

I consider myself to be a somewhat non-competitive guy.  I like to win, to persuade, to be on top of any issue, but not at the expense of another.  Football has never been of much interest to me since it … Continue reading

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An idea that just needs to happen

Wind turbines mounted on roadway lights, powered by the wind of cars rushing past. I was on a stretch of highway late at night recently where the lights were not working.  There was a snow storm, and I could hardly … Continue reading

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