Saturday, February 7, 2009

An uncommon partnership

A partnered lesbian Episcopal priest and a married Mormon man with 3 children have made a documentary film about same-sex marriage and theology. The LA Times has an article here. One of the LDS Articles of Faith is "11 We claim the aprivilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the bdictates of our own cconscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them dworship how, where, or what they may. " I wish all Mormons were as open to others as Douglas Hunter has been - without proselytizing.

Someday I hope to meet Susan Russell+. She is one courageous lady - with funky hair. lol

Friday, February 6, 2009

R.I.P. Frank Stearns

A good friend, fellow Westminster Choir College alumnus, gentle soul, cheerful spirit, organist, violist, choir director and so much more went to the other side Wednesday, 4 February 2009. The communities he served have a huge hole in their hearts. You can read more about Frank here.

Friday cat blogging

The gals at breakfast.

Tim after breakfast.
I've noticed an odd sort of fungus on Tim's front feet but I can't touch her feet or hold her to check them. When she was in PT's box yesterday I could see her feet up close thru the window. Ha. It is foam that she has dug from her little shelter in the canoe.

Friday shuffle

1. Graduation Day - The Four Freshmen
2. Strauss: Drei Männerchöre - Chanticleer
3. Daydream Believer - Monkees
4. Handel: Israel in Egypt, Thou in Thy Mercy - Parrott, Taverner Consort
5. Bach: A Major Flute Sonata, Largo e dolce - Preston, Pinnock
6. Crimson and Clover - Tommy James & the Shondells
7. Moments to Remember - The Four Lads
8. Beethoven: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage - Shaw, Atlanta
9. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto 1, Allegro non troppo - Richter, Karajan
10. Rebe Elimelekh - Jowel Klezmorim

Why should I be an Episcopalian?

Monday, February 2, 2009

My favorite Super Bowl moment

occurred during Puppy Bowl V. Unfortunately you must go to YouTube to watch it. Takes me back a few years...

Great idea

On David Duke's website he writes that he said this to a reporter:
I am glad these traitorous leaders of the Republican Party appointed this Black racist, affirmative action advocate to the head of the Republican party because this will lead to a huge revolt among the Republican base. As a former Republican official, I can tell you that millions of rank-and-file Republicans are mad as hell and aren’t going to take it anymore! We will either take the Republican Party back over the next four years or we will say, “To Hell With the Republican Party!” And we will take 90 percent of Republicans with us into a New Party that will take its current place!

I pray (t)he(y) will do this! Then those of us who used to be Republicans - fiscally conservative, polite, thoughtful, compromising, intelligent, willing to discuss, etc. - will have a political home again.

And then there is this

Harmonica Player Kills At Carnegie Hall - Watch more Entertainment

Cross-quarter Day

Today is Cross-quarter Day - halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.

Today is also Groundhog Day. I don't know about Punxsutawny Phil's eyesight as it is very cloudy here.

Read more about today including Candlemas and St Brigid at Telling Secrets, the blog of one of my favorite people. She has the most interesting insight on most everything and should be on your regular reading list.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

And now from the opposite end of the Sixth Street Bridge

A little Verdi...

Hat tip to Grandmère Mimi and the Cwazy Wabbit.
Go Steelers!

I hope I don't jinx them...

Yea, Stillers!!!!!!!!!!

Guess this means I have to wear gold and black Tuesday..