See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Friday, August 15, 2008

Jeff Beck - A day in the life (Beatles)

Unbelievable.

Amy Winehouse - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Great song - greater interpretation!

it's too late - carole king

One rainy afternoon, while we were driving around... this song came on the radio... and we looked at each other... and we knew it was over. True story.

Crosby Stills Nash A Long Time Gone Woodstock 1969

August 15, 1969

Crosby Stills Nash Young - Almost Cut My Hair

Far out!



Today is the 39th anniversary of Woodstock!


"A long time time gone!" - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
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No wonder I'm in this mood...

Thinking back...

"I feel like letting my freak flag fly..." - "Almost Cut My Hair" - Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

"But I'm not giving in an inch to fear,
cause I promised myself this year...
I feel like I owe it to someone..." - Lyrics

Video

The melody of this song says so much more than the lyrics.

Dance wit' me!


When I was in High School girls danced together and held hands and stuff... nobody thought anything of it.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Family photos.


Hot dogs for supper!
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That's me in the foreground - with the cool tie, then my little brother Timmy, Dad, Mom, and my sister Beth - my brother Skip was taking the photo.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Olympics: Diving Pairs.


The Cats Who Captured Gold!
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From the Chinese diving team, synchronized divers, Chow Mein and Su-Lin-Suey took home the gold!
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Meow-yay! Yay-meow! Meow! Meow! Meow!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

In honor of the Chinese Olympics...


Remembering Chow Lee.
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Chow Lee was the butler in the riveting television series "Falcon Crest" - he is pictured in the photo above, center, back row.

"Oh come on! Just one kiss - it's not going to kill you!" - Basil Faulty

"The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has issued a detailed list of inappropriate behaviors for priests, saying they should not kiss, tickle or wrestle children." - Source
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But who would do that anyway? Unless you are Byzantine rite or a traditionalist (they kiss rings and consecrated hands) - or a relative, who would kiss a priest? And what priest in this day and age would ever dare touch a kid? Especially by tickling - that is like torture and wrestling is just gay. But I guess the rules have to be stated in an age without boundaries.
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The list includes what is good touch however: "It says priests may still shake children's hands, pat them on the back and give high-fives." I wouldn't even do that.
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No more "koochi-koos" for baby either! (This is what happens when lawyers write church policy.)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Regina Caeli




Queen of Heaven rejoice!

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One of the Carmelite brothers sent me these photos of an altarpiece panel I did for their Prior. It depicts Christ appearing to Our Lady on Easter Morning. Much of the imagery is taken from the Song of Songs. The panel is slightly more expansive than these detail shots.
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The Carmelites are a Diocesan community located in Hopkins, MN at the Church of St. Joseph where Fr. Dvorak, the community's prior, is pastor. For information on their community you might want to contact Br. Alphonsus at this address: alphonsus733@juno.com