I am so proud of Gina for speaking so eloquently about this whole Ordainwomen.org/Kate Kelly thing.
C JANE wrote a blog post (click here) that made me sad to read. Gina wrote this in response:
My four-year-old daughter routinely complains, “That’s not enough!” when I pour her cereal in the mornings. I usually respond by saying, “When you have finished that, then you can have more.” And she almost never finishes what I first give her. That’s kind of how I see the OW movement. Are we complaining that we don’t have enough, rather than thanking God for what we do have? Have we reached our potential so quickly that we can no longer develop the gifts we already have? Have we run out of ways to serve? I personally see this public quest for so-called equality as an unfortunate distraction from pressing work in our homes and communities; work that will keep us together as families and communities. We have been given so many opportunities as women, both in the church and out of the church. Just think about the opportunities we have for education, employment, public service, financial independence (and the list goes on), when there are women in some countries who are not even allowed to go to school or drive a car. Let’s use our opportunities to influence the world for good, instead of trying to convince the world that we have it so hard.
July 16, 2014
I’m so thankful for a wonderful wife with a beautiful perspective. I am also thankful for Nie Nie sharing her views (click here).
Keith Kopp has been working on me to become a Certified Tuning Examiner. Today I took my exam and failed. I lost 7 points on just one note (C3)!
So let me put this in context. The CTE exam is the exact same test as the RPT exam except it must be an entirely Aural Tuning and must be passed at 90% or above in all sections.
The piano is first de-tuned then the examinee is given the first 5 minutes (of 45 min) to tune A4 to an A440 tuning fork. This section I passed at 100%.
The remaining minutes are then used to complete the temperament octave (F3-F4 in my case) and the mid-range (C3-B4).
Because we had some time Atsundo gave me the opportunity to take part 1 again (A4, temperament, mid-range). While he was de-tuning the piano for the second time he discovered that C3, the very note I had lost 7 points on, was still at the exact same pitch it had been de-tuned to the first time around! We concluded that test anxiety most likely caused me to completely pass up C3 without even touching it! Although knowing this didn’t change my official exam results it did help me decide that I could do better with another chance.
Interesting billboard considering the recent Obama executive order regarding ivory:
Spent the day assisting with two 4-hour exams – fun stuff!
Then went for a walk.
2nd tallest building in Atlanta
Golden Hammer banquet:
“There are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable, and no frontiers beyond our reach.”
Atlanta Aquarium (from the outside):
“Nothing but harmony, honesty, industry, and frugality are necessary to make us a great and a happy people.”
Hyatt Regency from 21st floor down:
From the bottom floor up:
Carl’s haircut before:
INVISIBLES: THE POWER OF ANONYMOUS WORK IN AN AGE OF RELENTLESS SELF-PROMOTION
Pants recommendation: Bonobos