Month: March 2017

Teacher stories 9: the joy of helping others

Note: Today’s teacher story focuses on Rhonda Taylor, who teaches at Huth Road Elementary School. She is the advisor for the school’s Early Act Club. The Early Act Club is a service club for children, ages five through thirteen. It is connected with Rotary International, and the goals of the club are to give children …

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The 52 week photography project: it’s all about orange

The theme of week twelve of the 52 week photography project is orange. Just that. Orange. I can do whatever I like with it. So, what imagery do I get from just thinking about the color orange? Ten years ago, I went to federal prison for protesting against the School of the Americas (Western Hemisphere …

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Lenten Luncheon Series: gifts of the spirit, week two

“If you want peace, work for justice” — Pope Paul VI On Wednesday, March 22nd, I attended the second of the Grand Island Ministerium’s series of Lenten Luncheons. It should have been the third; however, last week’s snowstorm resulted in the cancellation of that week’s luncheon. The featured church at last week’s luncheon was Saint …

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The 52 week photography project: a bit of editing magic

Week eleven’s challenge in the 52-week photography project was a photo editing challenge, rather than a picture-taking challenge. The editing technique is called split toning. The first step is to turn a color photograph into a black and white photograph. That can be done on the computer. I use photo gallery in Windows to get …

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Lenten Luncheon Series: Gifts of the Spirit, week one

Every year, the Grand Island Ministerium puts together a Lenten Luncheon series. There are five churches that are members of the ministerium: Saint Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, Saint Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, Saint Timothy Lutheran Church, and Island Presbyterian Church. All clergy from these churches attend meetings of the …

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Buffalo story: Celebrating St. Paul’s Cathedral’s bicentennial

Today, I went with a group from Saint Martin in the Fields of Grand Island to visit Saint Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Buffalo. This year is the cathedral’s bicentennial. It was established as a church in February of 1817. The original wooden structure was built at a cost of $5,000, which nearly bankrupted the …

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