Author Archive for Dennard Teague

23
May
19

5.23.19 … “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” ~Albert Einstein

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2019 Labyrinth Walks, The Cathedral of St. Philip-Atlanta GA, kith/kin:

After a meeting at Lenbrook, my sister and I headed out for a walk. We enjoyed our time in the sun, despite the heat. The birds seemed to enjoy our presence. Magnolia leaves were strewn across the labyrinth. I always enjoy the sound of rustling magnolia leaves when I walk over them.

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” ~Albert Einstein

5.23.19

15
May
19

5.15.19 … “Not only is the Universe stranger than we think, but it is also stranger than we can think.”

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2019 Labyrinth Walks, Myers Park Baptist Church-Charlotte NC:

Sometimes I just need labyrinth time with a labyrinth friend. Thank you, Toni!

As we drove to and from MPBC, we talked about multiple intelligences, reading, Jonathan Haidt, technology overload, TMBS, Barbara Brown Taylor’s Holy Envy, and of course labyrinths …

As we approached we noticed children on the labyrinth. One almost 4 year old was riding in circles on the labyrinth.

The day was glorious. The sky was blue with whispy clouds. The weather was cool and the bright green leaves provided almost complete shade to the labyrinth. The birds were chattering. And there was a large colony of tiny ants crawling out from the center Chartres stone.

My reverie was broken by the roar of the chainsaw in the distance.

My thoughts kept focusing on the tall oaks. I wondered how water can travel up from the roots to the trees’ top leaves.

I then I watched a very pregnant mom walk by with two little ones in her stroller, talking on her phone through ear buds. I wondered if she ever allowed herself quiet time.

I heard several planes overhead and noticed their tail in the sky.

And then both Toni and I noticed the honking birds flying above … there were 4 of them flying in what appeared to be synchronized routine … then they cawed, definitely crows.

And here is my quote for today …

“Not only is the Universe stranger than we think, but it is also stranger than we can think… What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning… The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.”

~Werner Heisenberg (father of the uncertainty principle & quantum mechanics)

5.15.19

04
May
19

5.4.19 … May the 4th be with you!

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2019 Labyrinth Walks, World Labyrinth Day (We Walk As One At One), Eastminster Presbyterian Church-Marietta GA:

I planned my day around my World Labyrinth Day Walk and the bottom fell out of the sky at exactly 1. So my sister and I tried to walk as one at one, but instead we frolicked in the rain at one. We laughed at ourselves at one.

So did you know that Saturday May 4, 2019, is also Derby Day, Naked Gardening Day and May the Fourth Be With You/Star Wars Day?

Ideas for celebrating … Combine them! Ride a horse naked on a labyrinth in a garden wielding a light saber. Or walk naked in a garden wielding a light saber in one hand and a mint julep in the other.

May the 4th be with you!

5.4.19

Just thought these interesting…

This is about a favorite dad … Cot Campbell:

In addition to all of that, he may very well have been the No. 1 fan of the Run for the Roses.

“There was really nothing quite like it for us in the enjoyment of life,” Campbell’s widow, Anne, said Friday in a phone call. “The Derby was the ultimate goal and joy – the uber experience. Cot just loved the backstretch in the mornings. He thought being back there was marvelous.”

This sentiment prevailed every year, not just when Dogwood Stable had a contender training for the big event. But when the Campbell-managed Dogwood had such a horse, things entered another sphere.

source: Cot Campbell had lifelong love affair with Kentucky Derby – Sports – The Augusta Chronicle – Augusta, GA, https://www.augustachronicle.com/sports/20190503/cot-campbell-had-lifelong-love-affair-with-kentucky-derby

And this

But perhaps the best in the biz, especially for the Derby, is Kentucky-based H.E. Sutton Forwarding Company. H.E. Sutton, otherwise known as “Tex Sutton”, specializes in horse transport like no other. This equine transport company founded in the 1950s moves horses around with a Boeing 727-200 flown by cargo airline Kalitta Air and configured specifically for horses. Not surprisingly, the plane’s flight logs often show it in Kentucky, one of the world’s horse centers.

(Photo courtesy H.E.

(Photo courtesy H.E. “Tex” Sutton Forwarding Company, LLC)

“Air Horse One”, as it’s nicknamed (it literally says “First class equine air travel” on the side of the plane), is outfitted with room for up to 21 horses, fitting two or three wide. Ticket prices vary but have been quoted in the several thousands of dollars per passenger. The animals are carefully loaded into the aircraft with inflight amenities like food (hay) and drinks (water — we didn’t ask about champagne) to ensure that they arrive healthy, well-rested and relaxed. So much, in fact, are they committed to the comfort of their well-hoofed passengers that the aircraft often climbs and descends slower, and even will detour hundreds of miles out of its way to keep the flight as smooth as possible. One rep had said that flight crews will even accept long delays for the same reason. Thankfully, most horses seem to be used to it (and presumably don’t mind waiting a little longer for a smooth flight).

Source: How Racehorses Fly To the Kentucky Derby, 
https://thepointsguy.com/news/how-racehorses-are-flying-to-the-kentucky-derby/

03
May
19

5.3.19 … preserve … #creativemorningsCLT

Another great monthly Creative Morning CLT event!

It was my 5th month attending an event. Check out your city … there are 200+ chapters. https://creativemornings.com/

There is a universal theme each month. This month it was “PRESERVE.” Charlotte had Jamie Decker speak. She was excellent. Jamie Decker | CreativeMornings/Charlotte,

https://creativemornings.com/talks/jamie-decker

5.3.19

28
Apr
19

4.28.19 … “How oft, in making music, we have found A new dimension in the world of sound As worship moved us to a more profound Alleluia!”

Faith traditions, music and spirituality, Roswell Presbyterian Church:

I’m in Atlanta this weekend, and this morning I went with my sister and her husband to the 8:15 am service in the historic sanctuary at Roswell Presbyterian Church. The Senior Minister is Jeff Meyers. Jeff served in college and young adult ministry at my childhood church, North Avenue Presbyterian Church, for many years. I love old sanctuaies and this one was built in the 1840s. Reminding me of attending church at a small Methodist church with my grandmother, the people mingled and talked before the worship in this beautiful space.

Roswell Presbyterian Church was built similar in design to that of the New England meetinghouse. It was very much like the Midway Congregational Church on the Georgia coast, where many of the early Roswell families and their ancestors were members. Both churches had box pews, raised pulpits, and galleries for slave members.
Source: RPC History — Welcome to Roswell Presbyterian Church, https://www.roswellpres.org/rpc-history

In Charlotte I always attend church alone since I have no family members who attend, and it was nice to talk about faith issues on the way there, to share Sunday Worship and then to unwind afterwards and continue our conversation incorporating thoughts from the service over breakfast.

On the way there, we discussed how people who are musically inclined, whether they be singers or instrument players, have another “language” to which they experience spirituality.

During the service, we sang Hymn 641, When in Our Music God is Glorified …

When in our music God is glorified,

And adoration leaves no room for pride,

It is as though the whole creation cried:

Alleluia!

How oft, in making music, we have found

A new dimension in the world of sound

As worship moved us to a more profound

Alleluia!

So has the Church, in liturgy and song,

In faith and love, through centuries of wrong,

Borne witness to the truth in ev’ry tongue:

Alleluia!

And did not Jesus sing a psalm that night

When utmost evil strove against the light?

Then let us sing, for whom he won the fight:

Alleluia!

Let ev’ry instrument be tuned for praise;

Let all rejoice who have a voice to raise,

And may God give us faith to sing always:

Alleluia!

Afterwards we drove around Roswell, and I saw Mimosa Hall, the family home of a childhood acquaintance (and the home to her family since the 1870s) who recently sold it to the City of Roswell. (Source: Sally Hansell grew up in Roswell’s Mimosa Hall | Archives | northfulton.com, https://www.northfulton.com/archives/sally-hansell-grew-up-in-roswell-s-mimosa-hall/article_a80b9e8a-8906-5493-9542-b01df467c94a.html). I actually visited Sally there with my friend Marty when we were in high school and Sally was in college. I remember the beautiful entrance drive. It is the same today. Her family is tied to the historic families of the church.

And then I just saw this …

and this …

“Music reaches parts of the brain that other things can’t. It’s a strong cognitive stimulus that grows the brain in a way that nothing else does, and the evidence that musical training enhances things like working memory and language is very robust.”

-Catherine Loveday, University of Westminster

4.28.19

26
Apr
19

4.26.19 … Will I bother you?

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2019 Labyrinth Walks, The Cathedral of St. Philip-Atlanta GA:

Will I bother you? Rarely do I share a labyrinth. But as I walked up, there was a man dressed in camouflage pants and army boots sitting in the center. I was worried that I might distract him. So I held back for a few minutes.

And I was struck by the sound of wind in fully leafed out trees.

There was a woman with puppy circling around and a few other people passing through space, including one woman with bright orange hair.

I found myself going from cool and warm depending on the wind. The heat was strong when the gusts of cool wind died down.

And the birds were chattering.

I talked with the man walking. It was his first walk and it was clearly a moving experience. I shared my labyrinth story. We hugged.

On the way out I missed a turn …

4.26.19

24
Apr
19

4.24.19 … “History Reimagined”

Driving Mama Lindsey

Wednesday, we had a mission: to get her new hearing aids checked. But of course we could get a ride in as we fulfilled our mission.

We headed south from Lenbrook and avoided Peachtree by going via Old Ivy and Habersham. We did a quick detour down Karland by the house where both my grandmother’s siblings lived at different points. I always thought that interesting.

Once at E. Rivers, we turned north and did a spin around the Duck Pond. We were both disappointed because we saw only one duck and he was swimming alone in the pond.

It only took a few minutes at the audiologist’s and once again. Mom “could hear me now!” Modern technology is amazing.

From near Piedmont, we continued south with a quick spin through Brookwood Hills, Brighton, Camden, Wakefield and Palisades today. There is a home tour this weekend, “History Reimagined”. If I am here, I would love to go. Hello to all!

And then we went down Collier … how big will Piedmont Hospital be when they finish? … to Northside (by Bitsy Grant and Bobby Jones), back up the hill to Peachtree Battle, then Habersham, Cherokee, Andrews, cutting over to Valley, and back to Habersham to retrace our steps home.

We talked about how beautiful Atlanta is. And I asked my mom what was her favorite city other than Atlanta. Her response… Macon. She’s definitely in a phase where she cherishes people and places from her childhood. I’ll let that one pass.

We talked mostly of my parents’ friends today … The Grants, the Duffys, the Marsdens, the Georges, the Inmans … wonderful memories of love and friendship.

4.24.19




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