Category Archives: Reflections

ChristChurch Multiple Cathedrals Damaged

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


ChristChurch Triple Tragedy

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


Leftover Projects

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Often so busy with small projects, I find I sometimes let the big ones slide the wayside.  And I’ll just as often let these little details interrupt my progress on a big project — glass I got a month ago … Continue reading

Reflection III – Creative Group Project

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

Reflection II — Creative Personality

The Ultimate Theory of Personality
Dr. C.George Boeree
Psychology Dpt, Shippensburg U.

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

Reflection I — I Am Creative

“One does not discover new lands

without consenting to lose sight of the shore

for a very long time.”

André Gide

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