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Location: Telford, Pennsylvania, United States

My main blog: Ramblings generally focuses on telling a story via photography and words. These stories generally center around family, nature, and church although sometimes just about life in general. I also have a blog entitled Fingerprints. I post less frequently in Fingerprints. It serves as a catch all of anything that does not go in my Ramblings blog including memes, quizzes, and reports on books and movies.

The road awaits
Time doesn't
The road beckons
Time steps forward

Will we move
In step with time?
Will we step forward
Shaping our time?

Will we take time
To see the present?
Will we explore the past
And understand our heritage?

Will we laugh?
Will we wonder?
Will we touch?
Will we feel?

Time flies on
We have choices
Shall we go fast?
Shall we go slow?

We shall go forward
But we will choose the pace
We may dance with all our heart
Or bathe ourselves in a setting sun

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Empire Falls; Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

In the past few weeks, I read Richard Russo's Empire Falls. The author is talented in creating real life characters and exploring their inner depths in a localized town past its prime. Many times, I could find myself identifying with some of the players in this story. Russo makes these characters so real that one wants to go and meet them in person.

Last night, I watched on DVD: Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. It's not a bad movie; but I loved the books so much better where the imagination could run so much more freely. And Aslan the lion in the movie did not seem so awe inspiring as in the book.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Which Sports Car Are You?

I'm a Ford Mustang!

You're an American classic -- fast, strong, and bold. You're not snobby or pretentious, but you have what it takes to give anyone a run for their money.

"Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

As of my taking of the personality test, the following statistics were true for this inventory:

2714656 people have taken the Which Sports Car Are You? (Version 2.0) personality test. Here are the results so far:

Chevrolet Corvette: 727857 (27%)
Porsche 911: 399984 (15%)
Ferrari 360: 260225 (10%)
Ford Mustang: 239258 (9%)
Lamborghini Murcielago: 184603 (7%)
Mazda Miata: 168673 (6%)
Mazda RX-8: 164527 (6%)
Dodge Viper: 147205 (5%)
Mercedes SLK: 116919 (4%)
Nissan 350Z: 70131 (3%)
Lotus Elise: 69825 (3%)
Honda S2000: 65510 (2%)
Audi TT: 60623 (2%)
Porsche Boxster: 39316 (1%)

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

What Planet Should You Rule?

You Should Rule Saturn

Saturn is a mysterious planet that can rarely be seen with the naked eye.

You are perfect to rule Saturn because like its rings, you don't always follow the rules of nature. And like Saturn, to really be able to understand you, someone delve beyond your appearance.

You are not an easy person to befriend. However, once you enter a friendship, you'll be a friend for life. You think slowly but deeply. You only gain great understanding after a situation has past.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

One Book Quiz

1. One book that changed your life

I'll change that to one author - C.S. Lewis - specifically the following books: Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and The Narnia Series.

2. One book that you read more than once

Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy

3. One book you'd want on a desert island

Martyr's Mirror

4. One book that made you laugh

I don't remember the exact name of the book; but it was a book of Garfield comic strips.

5. One book that made you cry

Fred Gibson's Old Yeller

6. One book that you wish had been written

At different time periods in my life I have been involved in researching local Mennonite history and family history. Through this, I had gotten to know a Robert Ulle who when he died was working on a project to identify Mennonite genealogical connections between Pennsylvanian and Canadian Mennonite families. Due to his health condition and death, the project and publication never got off the ground. This one book I would have loved to see published.

7. One book that you wish never had been written

I don't know if I have any such book. There are books that I believe have had too much negative effects in our world. Yet I believe so much in freedom of expression for all.

8. One book that you're currently reading

Richard Russo's Empire Falls

9. One book you've been meaning to read

David Cottrell's Monday Morning Leadership

10. Now tag four people

I don't tag specific people; but I would love any of you who read this to do it also and then to let me know. There are two rules: The Bible or your holy book cannot be an answer to any of these questions. And only one book per question is allowed; if that is not possible for a specific question, make it only one author per that question. Go, have fun!

I got this meme from Kevin Stilley's Silver and Gold Have I None blog.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

How Do You Communicate?

You Communicate With Your Eyes

When you say, "I'll believe it when I see it" - you really mean it.

For you, what you see is a lot more important than what you hear.

You don't take someone's words at face value.

You judge people by their facial expressions, body language, and appearance.

You tend to be quiet, but when you talk, you tend to make eye contact and describe things in colorful detail.