Wednesday, January 20, 2010

When there seems to be

Haiti Struggles For Aid And Survival After Earthquake

When there seems to be bad news everywhere I try to remind myself that unfortunately bad things aren’t an anomaly. Throughout history, tragedies occur and the world goes on. But the news from Haiti continues to be horrific. This morning’s second earthquake hit some twenty miles from Port au Prince. Last night I watched orphans land in Pittsburg and nurses from KU preparing to leave. I’ve never wished more that I possessed some skills and resources that would be helpful. Thank God for people who rush toward disasters to help.

And while it’s certainly not a tragedy, I want to acknowledge the end of an era with the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts. Yes, the headlines are heavy.


Senator Edwards Campaigns In Connecticut

I'm pretty sure I remember earlier times during the presidential election season when several television news magazine interviews aired with John Edwards and his family. I would never want to endure the things Elizabeth Edwards has endured; the loss of a son, terminal cancer, and then her husband’s affair. Today her husband finally publicly admitted to what most of us already suspected. He fathered a child with his mistress. Why is it that so often those who proclaim virtue the loudest we later find out are in reality the weakest?

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Earlier in the week little signs began to show. I could go outside and walk again on my lunch hour.

But all of the evaporating snow has created too much moisture. Now we've had five days of fog and freezing fog.

It's beautiful outside but I'm beginning to miss the sun.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Baby it's cold outside!

Okay, so I know. The entire world is in a historic cold spell. And just to make us feel better about ourselves the Kansas City Star prints an article about people who live in northern states where what we are experiencing is a normal winter for them. Apparently, they don't stay in their homes but instead go out and play in the snow. I am all for fresh air and exercise, but wind chills below zero make me stay under my electric blanket. So instead of making snowmen and snow angels, I've been playing with my new photo shop. A full moon and a lot of snow was a nice place to start.