Category Archives: People

Beauty and Truth

I admire artists who use their skills to add beauty to the world. And sometimes the job of an artist is to highlight truth, even if it’s ugly. Some of the best artists simply take the elements that are around … Continue reading

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Curry and rice, with a dash of injustice

I’m thinking a lot about food lately. Often my food consumption goes without a lot of thought, such as a quick run to the local Subway for a sandwich which I can mindlessly eat at my desk while I read … Continue reading

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Picture India

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Off to India!

I will be traveling today to India with four others (including 2 from Olmsted Community Church) to begin a mission exploration of that wonderful nation.  It will be my first visit to India, though I’m traveling with Rev. Dr. James … Continue reading

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  One of my favorite portraits…an Israeli boy in Tiberius. While he looks angelic here, I caught him throwing rocks to break windows in an abandoned historic building.

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Virtual choir, real music

The internet can bring people together in very interesting ways.  This virtual gathering of choir geeks is the result of auditions through webcams for music selected and conducted on video.  Those selected recorded their parts following the direction of the … Continue reading

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New on the Blogroll: Walking with God

On the right side of this blog page is a list of other blogs that I follow and recommend. My friend Bill Mills has started a blog that is sure to be an interesting read. He’s an Eastern Orthodox priest, … Continue reading

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After the trailers, where?

A boy stands in the FEMA Diamond travel trailer park May 23, 2008 in Port Sulphur, Louisiana. FEMA federal trailer parks that house many Hurricane Katrina victims are set to close May 31, prompting fears that people will be forced … Continue reading

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The R Word

It’s a horrible word and a horrific act. Rape is violence, without a doubt, and yet it is confusing to those of us who have never had to deal with it or its after effects. Confusing because the violence is … Continue reading

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About the banner

I was overwhelmed by the number of volunteers and the amount of food collected at Olmsted Falls’ annual “Turkey Hunt” food collection for the needy. Tables were piled with canned and boxed foods that will go to needy families in … Continue reading

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Their faces tell the story

Vacation Bible School had a great lift-off today. Can you tell that the kids were enjoying themselves, even while they were learning about scripture and prayer? More photos, click HERE.

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Can you spot the fake?

BBC has posted a self-test to determine if you can tell a fake smile from a real one. Some people pride themselves on being able to read others. I got 16 out of 20 correct, but I guessed on a … Continue reading

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