In the mix
Thursday October 25th 2012, 10:42 pm
Filed under: Family,History

My laptop is alive! Turns out it was the charger that was not and there was a spare in the house.

My sister offered a link to a James Taylor song that turned out to be a whole series of videos of him, of Joni  Mitchell, the Kinks, etc, concerts broken up into individual songs each. I got needed hours of knitting done while watching this afternoon, although it is safe to say that the chance to watch Louie Louie performed (second down) did not really charm my daughter, tired after a very long day at work. (Richard loved it, I did too.) She said something about my generation and I said, Hey. 1964? I was six. (Five, actually, till the end of the year.)

Watching kids rock out in black and white with the boys dressed up in suits and ties. Amazing. I’m curious; when was the last time you saw a guy in a ruffled tux?

On a definitely more serious note, my cousin Tina said her son was interning with a newspaper and had written an article she wanted to share. The writing was indeed very good, but the subject, superb.

I knew there were refugee camps in Jordan; I did not know that Jordan was actively seeking to take in those fleeing Syria’s civil war, and I most definitely did not know that there was a 60-something couple who had volunteered to serve a mission for the Mormon Church, wherever they might be sent, who, where they were asked to go was on a humanitarian mission–to Jordan. To help take care of the people in those refugee camps, where the needs are so great. Who knew.

Wait. Did I really just put 60’s concerts and Syrian refugees in the same post? We do have it so easy in this country.

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Alison, thanks for sharing the link to Jamie’s article. Wow…

Comment by morgan 10.26.12 @ 6:49 am

Beautiful. Thanks for educating us all.

Comment by Channon 10.26.12 @ 6:59 am

It sickens me that there is this kind of strife and senseless killing going in the middle east. Yes, we surely do have it easy!`

Comment by Don Meyer 10.26.12 @ 9:13 am

I have no words to describe how sad it makes me to see what goes on in the Middle East. How can people be so heartless? I thank God for all the blessings He has trusted to give me and I pray I’m living a proper life that honors Him and helps others.

Comment by Jody 10.26.12 @ 12:53 pm

Yes, we are incredibly fortunate. Incredibly.

Comment by twinsetellen 10.26.12 @ 4:56 pm

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