2.23.16 … “You are on the path … Exactly where you are meant to be right now..”

image“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2016 Lenten Labyrinth Walks (Walk 13/40), Myers Park Baptist Church – Charlotte NC:

It is cold, 49°, and damp.



But nonetheless, I’m excited because Myers Park Baptist Church has a new brochure in their box. I find brochures extremely helpful.




On the back of the brochure is a poem it to Carolyn Joy Adams. The poem really goes hand-in-hand with Martin’s view of the Lazarus story that I noted yesterday:

You are on the path … Exactly where you are meant to be right now..

Wordsworth, ‘The Daffodils’:  A friend who lives in Lyon FR posted pics of daffodils with this poem. I’m still waiting for daffodils here.

The view from my ‘writing chalet’ reminds me of lines from Mr. Wordsworth’s wonderful poem, ‘The Daffodils’:

“I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills

When all at once I saw a cloud

A host of golden daffodils…

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance…”

There may not be 10,000, but this writer is abundantly thankful for these sweet signs of spring


 Stephen Curry Is Not Alone, Medium:


2008, following a sophomore season performance that led the tiny, largely unknown Davidson College on an incredible run to the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight, Michael Kruse wrote a profile on Steph for Charlotte Magazine. Even then, before the NBA, while Steph was still a student athlete, Kruse noticed something different: “Stephen points when he’s on the court. He points at his teammates when they pass him the ball and it leads to a score, he points to fans in the stands, he even pointed at his parents after he hit an important three-pointer late in the Gonzaga game in the tournament. What he says with the pointing on the court is something he actually told me on the phone one evening many months later. ‘It’s not just me.’… There was “of”-ness…the relationship between the people in the stands and the kid wearing the No. 30 jersey was not one of wanton, arm’s-length idolatry. There was not the typical, expected separation

Source: Stephen Curry Is Not Alone — Medium


18 Hidden iPhone Features:

See a map of everywhere you’ve been Guess what? Your phone is tracking everywhere you go in the background, and there’s a hidden map of your whereabouts lurking in your settings. To check it out, Go to Settings > Privacy > Locations Services > System Services > Frequent Locations and click on any of the listed locations. It even shows you dates and approximate timestamps. Respond to texts without unlocking your phone Rather than go through the trouble to unlock your phone just to respond with an “OK,” just swipe left and hit “Reply” to type your response. Turn the keyboard into a trackpad Pressing down and holding anywhere on the keyboard while you’re typing on a 6s activates a trackpad, where the letters disappear and you can move freely around your text, which makes editing or modifying whatever you’re writing a whole lot easier. Slyly ditch never-ending group text conversations Group texting is great… until it’s not. To rid yourself of the the ongoing deluge of messages, you can see yourself out by tapping “Details” and scrolling down to where it says “Leave This Conversation.” You’re welcome.

Source: 18 Hidden iPhone Features

Lake Norman NC, The History of Lake Norman – Our State Magazine:



Lake Norman’s original purpose was to provide fresh water and flood control for the region. Fifty years later, the lake has transformed into a statewide destination, and the story of what lies beneath its waters continues to fascinate.

The planning for Lake Norman began long before 1963. A Duke Power Company forester named Carl Blades walked every inch of those bottomlands, talking to the reluctant farmers who didn’t understand what was coming. The project meant moving cemeteries and homes. In 1957 plans were announced for building the dam at the historic Cowans Ford where Revolutionary War Gen. William Lee Davidson was killed. Gov. Luther Hodges visited in September 1959 to blast the first dynamite for the dam. Bishop Nolan Harmon of the Methodist Church was there to pray, “May the land lost prove prosperity gained.” But the idea was first introduced in 1895, after the world’s first hydroelectric plant was built at Niagara Falls. William States Lee, a young engineer from South Carolina, was there working on the project and reportedly said, “Why can’t we do this back home on the Catawba River?” In 1905, Lee and his friend Dr. Walker Gill Wiley met with James Buchanan “Buck” Duke, North Carolina’s tobacco and textile giant. When Lee and Wiley explained the idea of damming the Catawba River for power, Duke gave them a check for $50,000 to begin the Catawba Power Company (later Southern Power, finally named Duke Power). Lee’s great-grandson, States Lee, stands on a lake pier and recalls adventures with his father, Bill, who served as chief engineer for the lake and later as president and CEO of Duke. States and Bill surveyed the area, climbing through a hollow with pokeberries and briars. When Bill took out a 16-penny nail and hammered it into the base of a pine tree, he told States, then 6, what would happen. “When this lake fills up, it will be two feet below this tree. Now we know where to build our pier.”


Source: The History of Lake Norman – Our State Magazine


Davidson College on Instagram,  “Foggy morning on campus 👀”;





Source: Davidson College on Instagram



Mont Saint-Michel FR, Dailyoverview:


Mont Saint-Michel is a commune located one kilometer off the coast of Normandy, France. Over the past 600 years, the island has functioned as a prominent monastery (accessible to pilgrims only during low tide), a French fortification that withstood England attacks during the Hundred Years’ War, and a prison. Today, Saint-Michel is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. 48°38′10″N 1°30′41″W



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