Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A Harvest Moon

Did you get up early enough to see the Harvest Moon setting in the west? It was worth the early morning!

And from a couple nights ago, moon in back, two inscrutably beautiful people.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

morning run

Crisp morning!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Leaving Gillette

John and Bo, a cowboy and a rodeo queen. (50 years before Bo's Grandmother was the first rodeo queen for the county!) Great people, wonderfully hospitable, and I know I am out of the big city for a while. We drove out to a coal mine view before going to the airport.

Gillette, WY

Gillette, WY --- Growing Groups

Gillette, a fast growing town, as the energy capital of the nation. Coal, oil and natural gas, makes this a boom town. Every store I passed has "help wanted signs." I was told several times that if you loose a job here you can be working somewhere else within a couple hours. A lot of scowboy spirit still remains. Going for a walk I felt an outsider for not driving a pickup with two dogs in the back. Supper on Friday was with Bo and John. There as "cowboy" as they come, and felt honored to be eating steak with them.

Running.... not yet... cold, still lingering on. Maybe tomorrow.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Cher and Gregg!

Triva for the day!
My brush with fame.
The dome house and the main bedroom I stayed in...
formerly owned by Cher, and Gregg Allman.

Yes, I showered in Cher's shower.
(A rather sad commentary on what excites me in life. Next thing you know I will be reading PEOPLE magazine too! Am I becoming a shallow person?)

Sunday, September 09, 2007

DaySpring Retreat Center

A great weekend with amazing kids just outside of Tampa Florida.

These kids "Rocked!"



If you want to smell the aroma of Christianity, you must copy the rose. The rose irresistibly draws people to itself, and the scent remains with them. Even so, the aroma of Christianity is subtler even than that of the rose and should, therefore, be imparted in an even quieter and more imperceptible manner, if possible. —Mahatma Gandhi

How interesting that Gandhi understood the quieter, subtler beauty of Christianity.

How sad that Christianity often is presented in argumentative, protective, forceful, louder, and louder ways.

Maybe Gandhi understood Christianity better than many of us Christians.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Cert 49

Not a very good Blogger lately. Morning, Afternoon and evenings have been full, full, full.

House is listed for sale tomorrow. I have been teaching at Cert school number 49 (another great group) with a full blown cold… (poor me, I am a wimp when it comes to colds) and fly out in the morning for Tampa. Busy, yes, but doing what I love!