Category Archives: Quotes

Snapshots & Whatnot: Turtles! Turtles! Turtles!

On this steamy July Friday, here’s a pic and turtle-ish inspiration to contemplate. SNAPSHOT: A meandering turtle (sticking his neck out) in the Japanese Garden pond @ Maymont Park in Richmond, VA. (As a Monet groupie, couldn’t believe how this … Continue reading

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Refugees: Becoming Refuges of Hope

Yesterday (20 June) World Refugee Day 2018 came (& went), but the issues facing refugees are not something to contemplate just one day of the year. Imagine if conflict evicted your family (& you) from your home. Where no place … Continue reading

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Bluesy World Cup Grooves: Kickin’ It!

Virginia is trying to groove her way out of World Cup blues – the U.S. team didn’t make it into the mix for the first time in a long time (30 years); but far worse, those fiercely talented (& scenic) … Continue reading

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Brainy Blessings!!

Last Sunday I made it to our campus ministry service after weeks of dashing to our big church (& missing church altogether for various reasons.) I like the CCM service as college students lead different parts of the worship and … Continue reading

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Little birdies (in our wreath!)

Last week we noticed lots of chirping going on outside our front door. Nothing too unusual in that since our bird feeders are close by, but the chirps seemed a bit localized. At one point whilst opening the door, I … Continue reading

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Snapshot & Whatnot: Springy Light

Spring is busting out all over (finally.) The spring spread Virginia plotted for today (after taking piles of springy photos the last week) has, alas, fallen victim to a whacked-out laptop. Given time expended capturing delicate blooms on our dogwood … Continue reading

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Snapshot & Whatnot: An (owlish) April Visitor

Last week whilst recovering from surgery & flu blues, we had a special visitor in the back-est regions of our backyard… A Barred Owl!!  As often happens, just as I prepared to take a closer pic (crunching through the brush) … Continue reading

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