Saturday, May 31, 2008

A Mind of It's Own

Is there any part of my mind that isn’t booby-trapped, laid with secret passageways back to thoughts I don’t want to think?

From Among the Free by Margaret Peterson Haddix (1964 - )

Thursday, May 29, 2008

It's That Time of Year

Congratulations Graduate!!
Wow! I hadn't realized while there that he was surrounded by so many girls (and where did they get that HUGE flag?!)Receiving the President's award for scholarshipReceiving a citizenship awardProcessing out while brother Caleb plays Pomp and Circumstance with the bandCongratulations Class of 2008!

The graduate

The proud parents

The proud brothers

The proud grandparents

Monday, May 26, 2008

Quote for Thought 14

Be who you are and say what you feel, for those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

--Dr. Seuss (1904-1991)

Friday, May 23, 2008


Either the students in this school are phenomenal geniuses at physics or the person in charge of putting statements on this sign is phenomenally inept with punctuation.
- image taken from "Say What?!: Curious Signs I Have Known"

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Ooh! I LIKE this!

HUH?! . . . WAIT! . . . Where is this headed?!

Friday, May 16, 2008

What do I know?

(copyright: Steven Pastis) Click image to enlarge.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Power of Paradox

It seems I've imagined Him all of my life
As the wisest of all of mankind
But if God's Holy wisdom is foolish to man
He must have seemed out of His mind

For even His family thought He was mad
And the priests said a demon's to blame
But God in the form of this angry young man
Could not have seemed perfectly sane

We in our foolishness thought we were wise
He played the fool and He opened our eyes
And we in our weakness believed we were strong
He became helpless to show we were wrong
And so we follow God's own fool
For only the foolish can tell
Believe the unbelievable
Come be a fool as well

So come lose our life for a carpenter's son
For a madman who had died for a dream
And you'll feel the faith His first followers had
And you'll feel the weight of the beam

So surrender the hunger to say you must know
Have the courage to say I believe
For the power of paradox opens your eyes
And blinds those who say they can see

So we follow God's own Fool
For only the foolish can tell
Believe the unbelievable, come be a fool as well

-- Michael Card "God's Own Fool" Scandalon (1985)

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Change of Taste

When I was a child I used to think bottle brush bushes were very ugly. In my more mature years I have developed an appreciation of them. It is only recently that I paid enough attention to see how the parts unfurl from the little balls they are initially curled up into.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Neither Out Far Nor in Deep

The people along the sand
All turn and look one way.
They turn their back on the land.
They look at the sea all day.

As long as it takes to pass
A ship keeps raising its hull;
The wetter ground like glass
Reflects a standing gull

The land may vary more;
But wherever the truth may be--
The water comes ashore,
And the people look at the sea.

They cannot look out far.
They cannot look in deep.
But when was that ever a bar
To any watch they keep?

-- Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)