This was an attempt to capture The Singing Christmas Tree with a small digital camera without flash so as not to draw attention to myself. We saw and heard this extremely good production on Saturday afternoon. If you have a chance it will be repeated on Sunday afternoon at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Shiloh. If you are going south on Shiloh from say Rimrock, you pass Grand and then Broadwater, where the really big Faith Chapel is, just keep on going past two roundabouts and then a little further, it is on the right.
This was a marvelous musical show with a lot of attention to detail. It was an inspired telling of our Christmas story with enough of the joy-filled mystery of the Incarnation to satisfy a theology professor and enough pure entertainment schlock to satisfy the ordinary Hollywood pagan. Wow. Check these folks out when you get the chance.
Photo Notes from the front lines of downtown Billings this past Saturday morning. Lots of home-grown good food, interesting pictures, ladies without makeup, musicians, sticky buns, spring rolls, babies in what appear to be combat-ready folding strollers, old folks, young folks, and in-between folks.
There was lots of sweet corn but they didn't let you look at it before you bought it. Right, we got stung.
Every Saturday 'til some time in October I suppose or maybe until the first frost comes round.
I couldn't resist copying this cover when I saw it. Every time I come across it in iPhoto I say to myself "Think of a Caption" but then I get distracted. The couple do remind me of some of my left-leaning friends, but I'm not sure why.
Here is my entry for the funny t-shirt contest. This beauty was given to me by my brother Russ. All I had to do was comment nicely on it while he was wearing it: I was delighted when it came in the mail a week or two later. Just in case you are having trouble reading this it says: “Practice safe lunch, use a condiment”.
I believe this is an ironic take-off or put-down or snark-piece or something on the long-running ad campaign about safe sex and condom use, but even if it is not the t-shirt is still funny. I wonder why extensive population control measures have not led to a decline in population? Perhaps the reason is similar to the observation that seat belts in cars did cut down on injuries and deaths but not as much as might be expected because of the problem of even more reckless driving while wearing them. That is a little bit of my wrinkly neck above the t-shirt.