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Rejoice

Peace and contentment is the new wealth

glacier park stromatolites
Summer 2017 at Upper Grinnell Lake. Stromatolites.

 

glacier park stromatolites
Summer 2017 at Upper Grinnell Lake. More stromatolites. We’re up about 6,500′.

 

glacier park stromatolites
Summer 2017 at Upper Grinnell Lake. This was once the ocean floor.

 

glacier park stromatolites
Summer 2017 at Upper Grinnell Lake.

 

Granite Park Chalet inside
Inside Granite Park Chalet. Small reception/retail desk and lobby.

 

Granite Park Chalet inside
Inside Granite Park Chalet. View from opposite side.

 

Granite Park Chalet inside
Inside Granite Park Chalet. Getting ready for staff history lesson.

 

Granite Park Chalet floor
Granite Park Chalet floor. Couple billion years old.

 

Artist Rachel Sussman is obsessed with very old things that are still alive. Things like the Pafuri baobab, a South African tree that is likely at least 2,000 years old — and requires an armed guard escort to visit. Or the stromatolites of Western Australia, organisms connected to the oxygenation of the planet that began some 3.5 billion years ago. She has spent years tracking down the world’s oldest organisms. Here, take a look at her photographs of a world that has lasted for millennia

 

Bonus video:

 

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How Can You Tell?

Duct tape fixes many things

aircraft duct tape
Aircraft duct tape used to repair damaged flooring joints.

 

aircraft duct tape
i knew as soon as i walked into the bathroom that neglect was rampant.

 

Not saying Dallas-Fort Worth airport reminded me of a third world country airport, but the thought did cross my mind briefly.

Duct tape fixes many things.

Duct tape literally has no limits for its useful application.

Except maybe one.

An aching heart.

 

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Stumble Upon

A small piece of cardboard stock paper worth more than gold?

1950's small town business card
1950’s small town business card.

 

Jack Noel was buried April 13, 2001.

Yesterday marked 14 years since then.

This business card is a cherished memento.

A small, unremarkable piece of cardboard stock paper?

This is similar to Ernest Hemingway’s infamous six word story.

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Dear Son

Notes from long ago at work…

Aunt Grandma's debut episode

 

(photo: Aunt Grandma in her premier episode of Uncle Grandpa… laughter is no enemy to learning, said Walt Disney)

Years ago, inspiration hit while at work and the following were typed on the smartphone as a note to followup on later. Here we are… later… no edits, just a straight up copy and paste… a window into the past, pre-blogging days..

Peace w/who i am
content w/what i have
joy w/my situation
PEACE in your soul
JOY in your spirit
LOVE in your heart
pray:
thumb=to remind us to pray for friends & family
pointer=a reminder to pray for people who point us to God (pastors, teachers, leaders in the church)
middle=since it is the tallest, it can remind us to pray for the people who are leaders in our cities, states and country
ring=since it is the weakest, it can remind us to pray for those people less fortunate than we are
pinky=(smallest)since it is the smallest, it can be a reminder to pray for ourselves last
pray: ACTS
A=adoration
C=confession
T=thanksgiving
S=supplication
The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you. – Robert Louis Stevenson
values:
surrender serenity thanksgiving
forgiveness courage
service wisdom
ways to manage stress:
leave early
learn to let go (say no alot)
ways to manage money:
spend less than you earn
ways to manage weight:
use more calories than you eat
For mine is just a little oid-fashioned garden where the flowers come togther to praise the Lord and teach all who look upon them to do likewise. -Celia Thaxter
By listening steadfastly to your opponent, you will discover your own shadow.

October 3, 2014… a moment to look back….revealed while clearing some old work files.. in preparation for the future.

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May 2009

Are We A Family?

What is a Family?

What does a really good one look like? Is there such a thing?

I surely don’t have an answer. And yesterday, as I was minutes from leaving my house for the airport, I quietly wondered if I even have a clue.

The car was packed with my carry-on suitcase and small backpack. I was all set to drive to Orlando International Airport for a business trip to Niagara Falls.

“Goodbye Mom and Dad”.

My Father-In-Law started to cry after he shook my hand. He never cries. “What’s wrong”?, I asked.

Next thing I know we had a 20-minute conversation about life and the physical hardships of getting old.

They are 83 and 86, and when I get get back home today, they’ll be back in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

They’ve been visiting us for several weeks, to witness our Son’s First Holy Communion.

To make a long story short, I am challenged to know what to do, what to say or when to do it or when to say it.

Mother Theresa said something to this effect, “The way to create World Peace is to go home and Love your Family“. Humbly, jeff 🙂