Monthly Archives: June 2007

Hannah Art

Here is one of Hannah’s paintings. I am trying to figure out a way to shrink 2MG jpg files to a reasonable size for viewing, so that is why I am not posting a lot more! Hannah is having a wonderful time at the Art Institute of Chicago this summer! She is learning a lot.
Hannah - Don’t Forget Me



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Hannah is at the Art Institute of Chicago

My daughter, Hannah Cole, who is between her Junior and Senior year in High School is currently attending a college-credit summer art school at the Art Institute of Chicago! The tuition was quite high, but she was able to get all the money together with scholarships, working at the Dollar Store, and requesting money for this purpose instead of  presents for Christmas and her birthday!

So, I am quite proud of her. She is doing painting and drawing all day and evening and is enjoying it as well as being quite challenged by it. We drove her to the Philadelphia airport last Sunday.  She needs a pot to cook in because they don’t feed the artists. I will try to post some of her art in the near future. 

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The Simple Way House burns in Seven Alarm Kensington Fire

The Simple Way Community  is a Christian “Intentional Community dedicated to ending Proverty” and is where Shane Claiborne, author of the book The Irresistible Revolution – living as an ordinary radical , lives in Philadelphia.

From their web site:

6/20/07 – 3AM
At around 3am community members of the simple way 3200 house awoke to the sound, heat and flames of the warehouse across the street. Residents on Potter Street were all evacuated safely. By morning, it was a seven alarm fire that consumed many of the houses in the neighborhood, including the simple way’s 3200 Potter Street house.

and here is a movie about what happened:

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Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The vote in the senate is scheduled for 5:30 tonight. It will be a major blow to the “stranger” and “alien” in the United States if it does not pass – from deaths in the desert to deportations that separate familes – the immigration policy in the United States is broken.


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Free Christian Music

To get a free Christian Music Sampler, try the following:

 1. Download iTunes for Mac or Windows, free of charge,
2. Open iTunes and click iTunes Store.
3. Click
Redeem.  (this was in the quick links window in th Itunes Store)
4. Enter the code below. Your download will start
    immediately. Enjoy.
Download Code: 3LHJPW6L4XM7
Code Expiration: July 31, 2007

This is what you will get:

Thank God I’m Not the One      The Afters

Play it Safe                                    Dizmas

Wake Up                                       KJ-52 featuring Toby Morrell of Emery

Change                                           Bethany Dillon

The Highest and Greatest            Tim Hughes

This is a Christian Sampler to advertise the Creation Music Festival June 27-30 at Agape Farm in Mt. Union PA

Please leave a comment if this worked/didn’t work for you. The password is only good until July 31, 2007. It worked for me.


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Jan’s Art Gallery Show

Jan (Hickam) Bogart has an art show in post-industrial Flint Michigan! Jan is a good friend of mine from high school, college, and we have kept in touch through email ever since. Here is the link:

The gallery now has pictures from the show on it’s website, for those who have not seen the installation: Go to “Heart Rate 4” to see the current show.

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Apostle Paul’s Rejection Letter

A humorous essay by a missionary agency rejecting the Apostle Paul as a missionary on the basis of his ideas on tent making, arguing with Peter, going to an unaccredited school in Arabia, being an unskilled public speaker, handling snakes, speaking in tongues a great deal, been in jail, hurting business for business men, making travel decisions based on dreams, preaching long sermons which result in people falling asleep and falling from windows, and claiming to be an apostle.

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