Saturday, January 17, 2009

Shot of the Day January 17, 2009

Hanging the Show, 1

I love minimalistic photography. In the circle of photographers that I frequent on Flickr there is one whom I note when I am looking through the photo stream of my contacts. When I saw this week that she was in a photo exhibit I requested permission to post one of her photos of the show being hung.

Lynn Park’s exhibition began this week and runs through the end of February at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 De Haro, San Francisco, California.

St. Gregory’s has a tradition of supporting the arts and a group of Lynn’s friends raised the money to have the 24 prints and two multi-image collages mounted. The theme of the exhibit is "The Benign Eye." Lynn tells me that she shoots from a wheelchair on the sidewalk or through a bus window. Because I have studied her work over the last year or two, I find this fascinating and refreshing. Any restriction Lynn may have as an artist in execution of her art is made up in pure vision. I am very pleased to know her work is being shared within the community and through a community of faith.

Please visit Lynn Parks at her Flickr site for a close look at her art.

Good News for January 17 from Mary Beth

News of the Week from a Christian Perspective - Prime Time America Digest

This week’s PTA Digest begins with a conversation with Dr. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of both Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Dr. Graham and I talked about the Gospel witness a Christian ought to have as he or she lives their life before others. Next, Wycliffe Associates’ Bruce Smith talks about a Bible translation project that could bring the Scriptures to some 3 million Africans in their own heart languages. And finally, a look at what World Vision is doing in the midst of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Enjoy this week’s PTA Digest! – Greg Wheatley

Listen to the podcast here.

Obama boards train for whistle-stop tour

President-elect Barack Obama, in a Lincoln-esque move, left Philadelphia by train to journey to Washington, D.C. for his inauguration.

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Placer County's historic courthouse bell will ring again

The 300-pound steel bell that has been a fixture in Placer County's historic courthouse in Auburn for most of the past 110 years will be reinstalled Monday morning, officials said today.

And the 150-year-old bell will ring - for the first time in perhaps 20 years - during a ceremony Wednesday, said Melanie Barton, Placer County museums administrator.

The news rings out here.

Revere man honored for 1953 hoops feat

Larry Bird never did it; nor did Pistol Pete Maravich. Even the great Wilt Chamberlain, the unstoppable giant, fell short.

None of those greats scored as many points in a college basketball game as Jack Resnick, a 5-foot-9-inch sharpshooter for Suffolk University, who in 1953 tallied 75 points against Burdett College in his sophomore season. Now, the Revere retiree has been voted into the Suffolk University Hall of Fame and will formally be inducted at a ceremony this spring.

Read more about this amazing feat here.

Goose-icle! Frozen fowl rescued by police divers

Sheriff's divers have come to the rescue of a trapped goose that sat too long in frigid waters of a Detroit suburb.

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Saturday, January 17, 2009 Good News Posts from Margaret

It Is What It Is—Not!

"God brings good to us during the hard times."

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A step-by-step guide to saving money in your own household

"This economy has bred many new terms — most of them, understandably, negative: global recession, corporate bailout, mortgage crisis, employment contraction, etc.

But there also are new terms that have developed to reflect how we are dealing with this time of need, and one of those terms on the more personal, family level is 'couponing.'"

Click here to read more about "couponing".

Desire, Confidence Are Keys to Fitness

"People who have a desire to exercise and who are confident that they can are more likely to engage in physical fitness activities than those who lack motivation or have poor self-perception, a new Canadian study shows."

Read more about this study here.
Tree in the Snow
By Flickr Member Jenny Downing