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Stained Glass You

Posted in odds and ends, Philosophy, quote(s) with tags , , , , , , on August 19, 2011 by Tim R Wilson


“‘People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun’s out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within.’ – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross”


The Glenn Beck Conspiracy Theory Generator

Posted in humor, odds and ends with tags , , , on February 26, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

Glenn Beck is an amazing figure in our American culture to be sure. Seemingly over the years, the sense of dread and the ratcheting up of his unspiritual tone has increased dramatically. So much so this generator has been developed as a parody. Strangely, a lot of these “conspiracies” sound alot like the ones he has been peddling on his show …

Here is the link. Enjoy!

Fair and balanced paranoia indeed!

The Value of Myth

Posted in Family, Philosophy, quote(s), thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

Oh how true this is …

“The Value of myth is that it takes all the things you know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by the veil of familiarity.”

~C.S. Lewis

A lot of times we get so caught up in life that things get so mundane and we forget about the truly wonderful and beautiful. An example would be the first time you met your lover, how enchanting she was … four kids ago. We need to find the time to weigh the value of truth and myth. It doesn’t take long to find the truth wanting. You know its probably really true! Maybe she is really that special!




Posted in quote(s) with tags , , , , on January 31, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

“Intolerance is a sure sign of weakness. Only the confident can afford to be calm & kindly, only the fearful must defame and exclude”

~author unknown

Gotta love this quote! I think its my new motto!

Thanksgiving Prayer

Posted in holidays, prayer with tags , , , , , , on November 25, 2010 by Tim R Wilson

I love Thanksgiving! Over the years, I’ve watched other holidays become commercialized and thought there wasn’t anything anyone could do to ruin Thanksgiving. It was commercialization-proof. It may take money to travel to Grandma’s house and to buy the feast’s fixings, but Thanksgiving is exactly that, a day to give thanks. The original true story of Thanksgiving began with many believing in God or higher power and Pilgrims believing in the Bible. And, today people choose whether to make that a part of their story.
Allow me to share this prayer on Thanksgiving …

Thanksgiving Prayer

We return thanks to our mother, the earth, which sustains us.

We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water.

We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.

We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.

We return thanks to the sun, that has looked upon the earth with a
beneficent eye.

Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in Whom is embodied all goodness, and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.

Iroquois Prayer, adapted

Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone!

feel like there’s a battle going on in your computer?

Posted in humor, odds and ends with tags , , on November 16, 2010 by Tim R Wilson

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Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire

Posted in odds and ends, Photography with tags , , , , on September 16, 2010 by Tim R Wilson

It has been decades for me attending an event like this but last weekend Melissa, the kids and I were able to join in the festivities at the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire in Kings Valley, Oregon. The weather was warm and beautiful and it made for a fun family outing!

The feature of the afternoon was a medieval show with knights jousting and fighting, which was completely engrossing for our kids and pretty entertaining for us, too. Of course, I brought the camera …


Pickle Lady


Green vs White Knight



Pair of Young Lads

It was a great show, and we were astounded at the quantity and variety of the other performers and vendors at the “faire”. If you’ve never been, check it out when 2010 rolls around!  I know I will be!