Friday, September 8, 2017

Ellen is back - yay!

Ellen got back from Swarthmore on Thursday afternoon in time to share our respective weeks, have a bite to eat and get to a Dummerston choir rehearsal. It is great having her back!  Which is not to say that I didn't enjoy being with Katie and Savanna for four days, because I did. We had a lovely time talking, playing cards with Krystal and Brendon (Texas fold-em, which Krystal taught us - a variant on poker), playing Scrabble, having good meals together, and taking in the sights in Brattleboro, etc. One highlight was a trip to the Brattleboro Art Museum, which had several outstanding exhibits. See below.

My trip to the Bridgeport National Bindery  was quite successful. They liked my files, quoted a very reasonable price on printing Safe Thus Far, and 40 copies will be ready in a couple of weeks. I'm happy.

On the way back I stopped at the Amherst College Library and did some research on Luther and his 95 theses in preparation for my sermon in Dummerston on October 29th, which celebrates the 60th anniversary of my ordination, and the 500th anniversary of his 95 theses which started the Reformation. A lot to think about!

Today, I got back into working on projects around the house. I washed the exterior back wall with the hose, cleaned the upper windows, and then started the process of building shelving in the downstairs front hall which involves first doing some cleaning and painting. Bit by bit!

The Spaceship of Dreams at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. Children and adults have written out their dreams and "loaded" them into the spaceship  (and pinned them on the wall).

A painting by Wolf Kahn, a local artist with a wide reputation. 

         Another Wolf Kahn painting 

An amazing and fascinating construction by Nathalie Miebach which is inspired by violent weather events, titled Lost Porches created long before Houston and Harvey but very timely now. 

      A detail of Lost Porches

        Another detail

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