Day: August 14, 2011

Green wave keeps on rolling

The church’s previous lights burned 200 watts per light. The new LED lights that have been installed burn only 12 watts per light. The church went from approximately 2400 watts to only 156 watts, according to Episcopal Church of the Annunciation Reverend Paul McCabe.

A wedding in a hospital room

As hospital workers in different-colored smocks crammed into the lounge, Mr. Jones, the former colleague of Mr. Beaumont at Cimade, conjured up a cobblestoned Paris street by playing a Charles Trenet song, “I Wish You Love,” on his melodica, which sounds like a cross between an accordion and a harmonica. Another colleague, Muriel Glasgow, invoked Edith Piaf with her rendition of “Ne me quitte pas” (“Don’t Leave Me”).

Study says the rich are less empathetic than the poor

“Upper-class people, in spite of all their advantages, suffer empathy deficits,” Dr. Keltner said. “And there are enormous consequences.” In other words, a high-powered lawyer or chief executive, ill equipped to pick up on more-subtle emotions, doesn’t make for a sympathetic boss.

Sunday August 14

“You search the scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life;…” –John 5:39 (NRSV) Sitting at the desk of my days Pages pile up Paper and ink Yellowed and curling Dry dusty Searching texts While the Word knocks on the door of my room A friend with a cup of tea. The …

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