a river runs thru it
Watching the River Flow
meditations on how rivers flow…
time changes flows
rivers cut through rocks, or meander lazily through flatlands,
create isolated oxbow lakes
To Save America
As everyone knows a wave of hysteria hit Wall Street Monday (9-29) as the Dow dropped an eyeball popping 700 points
or near 7 percent…
22+% in 1929
If we could turn all of our bicycles into power generating devices….
Then for one hour each day we could all get on our bicycles and power up the grid so that enough power is produced for a radio signal to reach all of the free world for three minutes during which time the President would give us all a pep talk to keep us going for another day.
Wednesday evening I prepared my review of Under the Volcano while watching Vatel, one of my favorite all time movies, starring Gerard Depardieu. When I am not distracted by other themes I will write about it sometime. In the meantime, here are a pair of great lines by Depardieu, who plays the central character Vatel.
Thursday night Susie and I took in the Palin / Biden debate. Afterwards, while prepping photos for faster downloading on the blog, I began watching Good Night & Good Luck, a truly compelling film, written and directed by George Clooney. David Straithern literally becomes Edward R Murrow, the David who with truth and courage as his only weapons stood up to Goliath, the Senator Joseph McCarthy.Before the night was over, Chicago's Cubbies had self-destructed yet again. So dominant throughout the season, it has appeared to be "the year" they finally put it all together. Now, down two games to none in the playoffs, Cub fans chew their nails, toss and turn on their beds, and strive to keep it together, hoping against hope the team will get loose and play like the champions they ought to be. Go Cubs!
This week's reading material during my commute has been China Road by NPR's Rob Gifford. It is a great book and comes to you highly recommended. Gifford at one time hoped to be a missionary to China, following the footsteps of the man who inspired him in his youth, Hudson Taylor. But, as the two roads diverged before him, Gifford's pastor suggested he might achieve greater things by not taking that path. Indeed, this book is testament that he has found a much larger hillside from which he can shine his light... rather than having it hidden in a far corner of the Gobi Desert.
Of Gifford's book and China there is much more to share... and I promise you I will indeed write more about it soon. In the meantime, it is Friday evening, and a weekend awaits with its manifold projects.
Due to a hard frost this morning I had to scrape ice off the car windows in order to drive to work. This is a signal that it is time to clear away space in the garage again, to tuck the lawnmowers into their corners, cover a few windows and button up the house for winter.
There is much more happening in the world than we've even hinted at here.... but you don't need me to tell you about it. Just get your Google going.