Play it, Jen
Every good movie has a piano player somewhere in the background--
sometimes seen, usually unseen.
Seldom really noticed.
The feeling, the very soul of a scene, is created by that person tinkering at the keys.
It has been said, "All the world's a stage."
Well then...Play it, Jen.
- Name: Jenny
- Location: Over Yonder, Missouri
I'm a California Native transplanted to the Missouri Ozarks. I've learned how to chase cows in high heels and load hay faster than you can say "Coco Chanel." These are some of our pictures and stories of living in a land with breath-taking beauty and adventure around every bend.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
This is Joe's first fall in jujitsu training. Considering he had no idea what he was doing, let's just say I'm glad he's alive! ;)
Shindenkan Budo Update
We decided to use our "gift" to do a double secret covert operation on the leader of the enemy camp as soon as the festivities of the evening were over. Much to our disappointment, the enemy captain left early. We now did not know the estimated time of arrival for said captain to her headquarters. How were we going to get in and get her?! We didn't want to be part way through the operation and have her recon team drive up and spot us. Much to our relief, the enemy team returned and took part in the closing of our festivities with us.
Upon our departure we were met with rather suspicious activity from the enemy. We wondered what they were up to so we played cat and mouse with them until we went our separate ways. We took off to the enemy camp and waited for the all clear then went in on stealth mode. Mission accomplished we headed home to base camp where we saw this.....
Holly, it's on!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
(from a couple of years ago)
We took the kids out to watch SpaceShip One make it's first shot at the X-Prize. We went out very early in the morning. We were fortunate enough to have tickets for a special reserved area so we didn't get crushed in the "public viewing area". It was awesome. I'm so glad the kids got the chance to see it in person. I want a ride on that little bugger!!!!!
Saturday, December 02, 2006
What can your hands accomplish?
There are a couple of stories about the pictures I put at the end of this film:
Gregory J. Smith established the Children at Risk Foundation (CARF) in Norway in 1992 and in Brazil in 1993. He lived with children on the street and helped them by offering an alternative home and lifestyle. Since it began, the organization has created Street Migration Prevention Programme to help vulnerable, at risk, and abandoned street children. Many children have been given a second chance with life through these programs.
Mary Ann Finch is the director of the San Francisco Care Through Touch Institute (CTI). They offer massage therapy (even just washing feet sometimes) to those living on the margins of society in that area. "This work is not about massage as we have come to know it in the traditional sense. This work is about the power of touch--touching not just the aches and pains, but touching inside a person to that place where they have been wounded by abuse or isolation."
The poem "The Touch of the Master's Hand" was written by Myra Brooks Welch
The music is an adaptation of 'Rondeau' from Abdelazar by Henry Purcell ... (more)