Archive for March 4th, 2013

04
Mar
13

3.4.13 … double the fun, double the peace, double the grace …

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2013 Lenten labyrinth walks, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church-Boulder CO: 

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Now why do they have two parallel labyrinths?

Anyway, this was the first time I’ve walked this labyrinth.  It’s located  right across from the university campus. (It was the first time that it showed up on my World Wide Web locator.)  I’m excited to have another one in Boulder … that makes six really close to the CU Campus.

On on the brochure describing the labyrinth was this passage from scripture:
Whether  you turn to the right 0r turn to the left, your ear shall hear a word behind you, saying, this is the way; walk in it. – Isaiah 30:21.
I  used this passage today as I walked …
A few notes … this a double mini Chartres labyrinth.  The two labyrinths are mirror images of each other.  I had never waked a double labyrinth and to be honest it was strange.
It was very cold … and overcast.

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The red rock pavers were laid out in an Indian motif ….

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Love the old oak tree …

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Blessings and peace …

04
Mar
13

3.4.13 … joy and loneliness …

Henri Nouwen, quotes:  Always enjoy Nouwen …

“In 1970 I felt so lonely that I could not give; now I feel so joyful that giving seems easy. I hope that the day will come when the memory of my present joy will give me the strength to keep giving even when loneliness gnaws at my heart.”
-Henri Nouwen, The Genesee Diary

Baby Cured, HIV, WSJ.com:  I loved waking up to this news …

A Mississippi baby born with the AIDS virus appears to have been cured after being treated with an aggressive regimen of drugs just after her birth 2½ years ago, an unusual case that could trigger changes in care for hundreds of thousands of babies born globally each year with HIV.

The findings, reported Sunday by researchers, mark only the second documented case of a patient being cured of infection with the human immune-deficiency virus. The first, an adult man known as the Berlin patient, was cured as a result of a 2007 bone-marrow transplant.

Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center called it ‘really unheard of’ that after the treatment ended, there was no detectable virus.

The new case was discovered after the baby girl’s mother stopped treatment on her, and doctors realized that the virus was undetectable even without drugs, which HIV patients normally must take for the rest of their lives.

Researchers cautioned that the report on the baby girl involves just one patient, and the findings appear to have little immediate relevance to people who contract HIV as adults or adolescents and are almost always diagnosed and treated long after their initial infection. But if further study confirms that very early treatment can cure HIV-infected newborns, it could spur widespread use of such an aggressive regimen in babies born with HIV, nearly all of them in low- and middle-income countries.

In this case, researchers believe that a doctor’s decision to start an aggressive antiretroviral treatment within 31 hours of the infant’s birth led to the cure. They theorize that the drugs prevented the formation of so-called viral reservoirs that harbor the virus. These reservoirs have been the key stumbling block to a cure because even though AIDS drugs stop HIV from replicating, the virus lurks in the reservoirs, ready to come surging back when treatment is stopped.

via Baby Cured of HIV for the First Time, Researchers Say – WSJ.com.

 




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