"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, May 22, 2015

Deacon Bee, Oxymorons and Brady Clark

My Slow Takes

1. The Church of the Epiphany celebrated the 35th Anniversary of Diaconate Ordination for Deacon Bernardo Lupini. There was a morning Mass and reception afterward. We are Blessed to have him in our parish.

Father John, Mary & Deacon Bee
The Reception Tables

2. The kitchen install has begun and is slowly coming together.

The Kitchen on 5-18-22

The Kitchen on 5-22-15

3. My friend Dan, who use to be an avid bike rider, sent me this link by Destin Sandlin. It’s all about riding a bicycle. It is a very interesting lesson in how our brain works.

4. On May 20, 1873, two men, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were issued a patent. The patent was for “improvement in Fastening Pocket-Openings.” Mr. Davis had come up with an idea to use metal rivets on the stress points of working pants. Both men went into business manufacturing “waist overalls.” The original “blue jeans.”

5. In June 1940, over 300,000 British, French and Belgian troops were evacuated from Dunkirk, France. The evacuation began on May 27th and involved an unusual fleet of ships, transports, merchantmen, fishing boats and pleasure craft.  I have always marveled at such a feat and how the British people came together to save so many. This week I was sent a link describing another evacuation. One that I did not know existed. The evacuation of Manhattan, New York, September 11, 2001. A moving story of people helping people.  

6. Here are some oxymorons to mull over.

Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand? 

Why do "tug" boats push their barges? 

Why do we sing "Take me out to the ball game" 
     when we are already there? 

Why are a "wise man" and a "wise guy" opposites? 

How come abbreviated is such a long word? 

7. Brady Clark is not a singer that I normally listen to. I found this song while doing some other “music research.” It’s quite good.

Go over to "This Ain't the Lyceum,” where Kelly is hosting more takes.

From happyveteransdayquotespoems.com

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