Monthly Archives: November 2008

a brief journey

from the ‘ville through Lynchburg, Roanoke and then up to Natural Bridge and then through Buena Vista onto the Blue Ridge Parkway down into SW Nelson County where we found Crabtree Falls… amazing… check it out…


OH, I forgot the camera, these were taken on my Palm Treo…

Sweet Anna in the Volvo







look not just in the foreground, but waaaaay up the mountain near the top right…


on our way down we got a pic…


then on the way home a stop for coffee…


there it is… post number 699…

I might take a break for a while to think about #700…

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post 698: “longing for Budapest”

This is my 698th post. I note this now, ‘cuz I’ll get to the landmark post #700 and not even realize it. I think I’m getting as bad as Laci, changing the header all the time…

But, this header is special. I found it looking for pix of the Coppages (none yet, L, sorry). I shot this from the spot where Margit Hid turns and there is that little balcony thing at the tram stop, you know it, right?… I stood there shooting pix for a while my last Sunday night… I was racing (I enjoy races using public transport there) anyway, I was racing the sunset after getting off the train from Pecs at Deli PU, this pic really makes me long for Budapest…

I should import the whole thing here for future when I switch the header yet again:

"longing for Budapest"

now to travel to Roanoke…

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my favorite season

It’s autumn, and it is my favorite season… I love the changing colors of the trees, the cooling temperatures… Covenant home football games (the above header pic was taken last weekend from Doc and my spot on the 50 as we announce the games), the smoothing out of the school year and Thanksgiving break!!!! Winter is coming – crisp cold mornings and snow days!!!!!

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hey gmail friends, now there is video!!!!!

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It is POURING rain outside today! Fall and winter remind me that spring is coming… there are buds on some shrubs already which promise of new life…

Paul reminds us that we are dead to the old life and should put off the old ways and put on the new… I am glad for the Holy Spirit to move in us and enable us to put off the old and put on the new!

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last supper

Josh and Abby head back to Mossel Bay today so Tuesday night we had our last supper… our usual – Chinese take out – everyone was laying around after we finished… josh-and-abbySweet Anna and I have really enjoyed our evenings with them since they have been in the US these last two months… their blog is linked over under daily reading…

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I just did some posting and I realized something… this blog has turned into more of a “what’s happening” blog than a “what’s thinking” blog… that’s a bit of a change… as I sit here having just set up some posts for the next couple of days, I realize that my postings have been more experiential and less thoughtful… I now sit here typing and wonder about that… maybe because I am reading less… yes, that’s part of it, I’m sure… am I burned out? is the reading I’m doing not thought provoking enough? Am I not talking about it with people enough? Did the election wear me out? Is the gloom and doom of the economy weighing on me? Perhaps I am listening and watching too much news? questions to ponder… 

BBC World Service from 0545 – 0630, NPR on the way to school, local news about 1730, BBC at 1800, News Hour at 1900… yeah, that’s too much news… I need to cut down on the news… think about bigger issues!

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