Archive for December 12th, 2010


12.12.2010 Thunder Road was a success for John … my favorite Advent service tonight …

FPC, Advent:  Taize Service tonight.  This may be my favorite one.

“…in our silence.”

December 12, 2010

This evening service will remind us that among the noise of the holiday, God’s voice is still able to speak to us in the stillness and silence. Taize is a worship style from France that seeks to contrast noise and silence, and light and darkness as we worship God.

art, Norman Rockwell:

Norman Rockwell’s America still has its fans—both at home and overseas. His first major British exhibition will open Dec. 15 at London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery. On Thursday in New York, his work saw strong sales at a Sotheby’s auction.

It wasn’t always so: For decades, much of the art world looked down on Rockwell’s idyllic portraits of ball games, Boy Scouts and freckle-faced kids. But in recent years, collectors and museums have come to embrace the artist. At auction, 87% of the Rockwell oil paintings offered for sale this year have been sold, up from 73% last year.

via Norman Rockwell Paintings Sell Well at Sotheby’s –

lawyers, ex-lawyers, yoga: Yoga teacher!

But nineteen months ago, Stuart lost his job.  He responded by becoming a yoga instructor. WTF Stuart?

“All I can tell you is that when you get older there are certain things that start coming to your mind that you can’t possibly explain or understand when you’re younger,” says Stuart. “It’s like trying to explain puberty to a five-year-old.  The concept of now or never really does begin to hit you, and you realize: Well, wait a second if I don’t this now, I’m never going to do it.  It’s not like oh geez I’ll do this when I retire.  I’m 55. A lot of people retire at 55.”

via From BofA Attorney to Yoga Instructor, Stuart Dean | The Ex-Lawyers Club.

holidays:  To call Christmas an agnostic holiday bothers me even more than a cultural holiday.  Holiday is by definition a holy day.  Interesting interview/book … Agnostic Holidays: Green With ‘Spiritual Envy’? : NPR.

culture, medicine, ethics:

PlanetHospital’s most affordable package, the “India bundle,” buys an egg donor, four embryo transfers into four separate surrogate mothers, room and board for the surrogate, and a car and driver for the parents-to-be when they travel to India to pick up the baby.

via Assembling the Global Baby –


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