There are many churches in ChristChurch, New Zealand, that have been damaged as a result of three earthquakes in the past six months.
The ChristChurch Catholic Cathedral — Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament — was severely damaged in the September 4th, 2010 earthquake. Continue reading
The image above is of the ChristChurch Catholic Cathedral — more info Feb. 27th. The images & story below are of the ChristChurch Anglican Cathedral.
Just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday 22 FEB 2011, ChristChurch, New Zealand [Monday ~ 5 p.m. my time PST] was hit with a killing earthquake — Continue reading
I don’t usually like group projects in university courses. Yeah, it’s great meeting lots of neat people [usually younger than my own children!]; yeah, it’s cool when that final product is presented to the class — I marvel at what can be created when a group puts their brains & skills together. But the road to that product is fraught with even more difficulty than the usual rocky road I travel to complete an assignment. Continue reading
As the first-born of six children, I know I have some of the stereotypical personality characteristics as discussed by Jeffrey Kluger in “The Power of Birth Order“, but I also know that many other factors have “created” my personality. Continue reading
“One does not discover new lands
without consenting to lose sight of the shore
for a very long time.”
My “hard-wiring” is definitely more from the logical side of the brain — math, spelling, etc. For most of my life, my creative side was totally frustrated at my lack of drawing skills — I used to think that was what made a person creative. But I’ve since discovered that even us logical people can be creative in a vast assortment of ways — I thought this was succinctly quoted by Scott Amson [French artist Marcel Masse?] that the creative “journey is not to find a different landscape but a different eye”. That is exactly what I need to do — use my creative eye.
As usual, when told to “be creative”, I found it hard getting started & Continue reading