Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Young Web Designer

The thrill of learning! And the thrill of teaching! She designs her own website to be published later.

Earth Hour in Phoenix

The only things on very nearby.

Lights out.

Tracey Ullman - Tonight

My favorite movie genre is "The Drama" kind. Oh, the anguish in the characters is divine. Anywho, Comedy, however, has a place in my heart too, but not the silly Will Farrell stuff, the Tracey Ullman stuff. She's on tonight on Showtime. Catch her State of the Union and have some laughs.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Earth Hour - Phoenix

This global event was started in 2007 by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Australia. Today, many cities around the globe will participate in Earth Hour from 8 - 9 PM by turning off their lights. Our homestead will participate. Google went dark. The Honorable Harry Mitchell who represents us Arizonans in the United States Congress, invited us to join him and turn off our lights. I would not have known but for his email.
I'm excited.

Soup is for Lunch

Campbell's Select Zesty Azteca Meatball and Rice for when there is no time for making soup from scratch. Add chunks of avocado and savor the experience.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Soujourners - Voice of the Day

We may not like the other but we are called to love. We may certainly not validate or condone his or her actions. But we are called into a radical sense of our interconnectedness as creatures and children of the same God. To perceive this deep level of interdependence, especially with those whose worlds are fashioned differently than our own or perhaps with those who would seek to harm or destroy our worlds, seems a nearly impossible task. Yet the Gospels prod us on.... At the furthest reaches of our capacities to love, we are urged, "Love even your enemies."
- Wendy M. Wright
The Rising

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

It's refreshing and pretty

A raspberry smoothie from Red Robin. Have you heard? We'll have a high of 89 degrees.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Em Memoria

Da Mama e do Papa

Often called the "white-robed apostles of hope", lilies were found growing in the garden of Gethsemane after Christ's agony.

Tradition has it that the beautiful white lilies sprang up where drops of Christ's sweat fell to the ground in his final hours of sorrow and distress.

Christian churches have made Easter lilies a symbol commemorating the Resurrection and the hope of life everlasting.

Happy Easter

After the Egg Hunt at ACC,

Saturday, March 22, 2008

A happy surprise

This lovely sprouted in my front garden. Must have been from a seed thrown there moons ago. This patch of ground is hard to grow on. Needless to say, I have taking good care of this beauty.


I have been "post deprived" so I am on a roll now.

What else is at the zoo?

If you have a membership to the zoo, you better use it most during that very brief period, which in Phoenix is called SpringbutalmostSummer. So, off we go during a Spring Break afternoon, as I try to conceal my "Oh Gee, I have seen these animals a trillion times" feeling. I am not known for favoring repeat performances, but when the youngens need it, I try and find a different angle to keep the experience new and fresh for me. I decided to look for nature, not animals.




More flowers.

One more.

I hereby make it known that there are plenty of non-animal things at the zoo.


Entrance to the Phoenix Zoo
Spring is renewal, renewal reminds me of hope, and hope is good.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Old Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills - my kind of play

Matacuane, in Beira, Mozambique was my childhood playground. My sisters and I played outside, with many of the kids in the neighborhood. We were always inventing games that had very little to do with toys. My favorite memories involve building a cabana in our back yard, out of palm tree leaves. We had to dismantle it because we later found a snake inthere. We collected fish from the rice fields during the rainy season. The water level reached our waist. We always had to figure out a way to dry off before going home. Or the time we sucked on sugar cane, leaving our side walk full of that fiber. I was a regular tree climber. We were risk takers, and our days were rich with activity and friendship.
Listen here for an NPR report.
Play on people!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Being different - Mr. Obama

He may be the next president of the United States. I know so much more about him after reading this book.

Visually speaking

A photo blog without photos isn't what I had in mind, but blogger does not want to upload any of mine. :-(
I feel visually impaired.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Community Celebration

At a local school.
Yes, it was a beach theme.

Nice and cold.

Soft and pink cotton candy.


The lunch tables.

It was simply beautifully decorated.