light in the darkness


The biggest take away from my trip to Haiti was the reality that light shines amidst the darkness. We met missionaries, pastors, entrepreneurs and nuns that are bringing hope, practical help and light to Haiti.

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The Apparent Project is a bright light in Haiti. Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with this life giving and life changing work:


On the homepage of The Apparent Project you will read: “Arts advocating for the poor.” This is a remarkable work that is providing skills, employment and, literally, life, to families.


Be sure and check out The Apparent Project Party Box page on the site:


Thank you!

two sides of the same college


Recently I chaperoned a group of amazingly talented high school students to a Chamber Choir Festival held at Augustana College, Rock Island, IL.  These two images are of “Old Main”, constructed from 1884-1893. It is a magnificent structure, standing proudly as the architectural and historic heart and soul of the college. It was just the beginning of the colors of autumn, so next year I will need to return a bit later to see this beautiful campus show off its colors.