Friday, January 19, 2007

Another UFO Story

"A retired Air Force colonel who photographed mysterious, colorful lights hovering over western Arkansas last week has ignited a frenzy of interest in unexplained airborne phenomena, as WND has received numerous reports of similar sightings across the U.S., while a digital expert has filtered the pictures to reveal startling images of what he says could be the "pilot" of the unidentified craft.

"I believe these lights were not of this world, and I feel a duty and responsibility to come forward," said Col. Brian Fields, who spent nearly 32 years in the military piloting F-16 fighter jets. "I have no idea what they were.""

UFO frenzy ignited by Air Force officer

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

10 Quick Ways to Pray

This article from Beliefnet has some wonderful suggestions for incorporating prayer into your daily life:

"Ten Quick Ways to Pray

Do you struggle to find time to pray during your hectic daily life? These 10 suggestions for quick ways to pray will help you catch a few moments to talk to God in the most unlikely of places, from the shower to the elevator"

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Jane Evershed

I picked up a calendar called "The Power of Women" that features the art of Jane Evershed. It's so beautiful. She has a wonderful website where you can buy posters, cards, bookmarks, etc., at very reasonable prices.

If you go to the card collections you can click on each card and see a larger version of the painting and read the poetry that goes with it.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Be Who You Are

"The most important thing is to be whatever you are without shame."

- Rod Steiger

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Update on Chicago UFO

"In the sky! A bird? A plane? A ... UFO?
Published January 1, 2007

It sounds like a tired joke--but a group of airline employees insist they are in earnest, and they are upset that neither their bosses nor the government will take them seriously.

A flying saucerlike object hovered low over O'Hare International Airport for several minutes before bolting through thick clouds with such intense energy that it left an eerie hole in overcast skies, said some United Airlines employees who observed the phenomenon.
The FAA is not conducting a further investigation, Cory said. The theory is the sighting was caused by a "weather phenomenon," she said.
Some of the witnesses, interviewed by the Tribune, said they are upset that neither the government nor the airline is probing the incident.
The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (the term that extraterrestrial-watchers nowadays prefer over Unidentified Flying Object) was first seen by a United ramp worker who was directing back a United plane at Gate C17, according to an account the worker provided to the National UFO Reporting Center.

The sighting occurred during daylight, about 4:30 p.m., just before sunset.

All the witnesses said the object was dark gray and well defined in the overcast skies. They said the craft, estimated by different accounts to be 6 feet to 24 feet in diameter, did not display any lights.

Some said it looked like a rotating Frisbee, while others said it did not appear to be spinning. All agreed the object made no noise and it was at a fixed position in the sky, just below the 1,900-foot cloud deck, until shooting off into the clouds.

Witnesses shaken by sighting

"I tend to be scientific by nature, and I don't understand why aliens would hover over a busy airport," said a United mechanic who was in the cockpit of a Boeing 777 that he was taxiing to a maintenance hangar when he observed the metallic-looking object above Gate C17.

"But I know that what I saw and what a lot of other people saw stood out very clearly, and it definitely was not an [Earth] aircraft," the mechanic said.

One United employee appeared emotionally shaken by the sighting and "experienced some religious issues" over it, one co-worker said."

More here:
In the sky! A bird? A plane? A ... UFO?

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

"Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time."

-- Asha Tyson

Cigar Store Lady

She is in the window of a cigar store a few doors down from my office. I am fascinated by her.

Morning Commute

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

UFO in Chicago?

Suuuuuuuure it's a weather phenomenon. I wonder just how many pilots believe in UFO's. A lot, I bet!

"CHICAGO - Federal officials say it was probably just some weird weather phenomenon, but a group of United Airline employees swear they saw a mysterious, saucer-shaped craft hovering over O'Hare Airport last fall.

The workers, some of them pilots, said the object didn't have lights and hovered over an airport terminal before shooting up through the clouds, according to a report in Monday's Chicago Tribune.

The Federal Aviation Administration acknowledged that a United supervisor had called the control tower at O'Hare, asking if anyone had spotted a spinning disc-shaped object. But the controllers didn't see anything, and a preliminary check of radar found nothing out of the ordinary, FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said."

A UFO at O'Hare? Some pilots thought so

Happy New Year

I don't make resolutions but this year I was toying with the idea of it. There are many changes I need to make in my life.

Last year, I focused on business. By the end of the year, I was completely sick of it. I love making jewelry, but I'm taking at least a month off from it. It was fun, it was good for me, and I learned a lot, but I do not want to be in business for myself. I don't even want to do web design anymore but I probably will continue with the customers I have, because I like the money and what I have right now isn't time consuming.

This year I want to focus on myself and my home. I have ignored both far too long.

As for resolutions, I think I'm going to take the lead of a friend and go with his simple yet powerful resolution: I resolve to make better choices.

"We are all, right now, living the life of our own choosing."

- John-Roger and Peter McWilliams in Do It: Let's Get Off Our Buts