Storyland 2008

Once again, we went to NH for our annual visit to Storyland.

Leo as the White Rabbit, Tiger, Babaji, and Alice
Leo as the White Rabbit, Tiger, Babaji, and Alice

Leo finally got the idea of these things — what on earth are they called?

What are these guys on???  The Hilltop Theater at Storyland
What are these guys on??? The Hilltop Theater at Storyland

Melissa swears that the actors had to be smoking something.  Leo didn’t mind and got on stage to help out.

"Please don't jump, Humpty"  "I'm sorry Leo, it's my destiny"
"Please don't jump, Humpty" "I'm sorry Leo, I have to"
Riding in the Pumpkin Coach
Riding in the Pumpkin Coach: Leo, Sabine, Melissa, Violette, Ben
Django, Ben, Leo, Dane
The Boys Club: Django, Ben, Leo, Dane

Robin’s Bread from “Home Baking”

Yumm!  This bread turned out well.  It’s another slow-rise bread from the book I’m enjoying, “Home Baking” by Duguid & Alford.

My dough tripled in size and escaped the very large bowl it was in after only six hours.  I baked it then (it didn’t go the recommended 8-12 hours) and came out just fine.

A funny account of a similar dough explosion (and the recipe) can be found here.

Worth reading

Horrible news…

Yesterday, James Adkisson of Powell, Tennessee, went into the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church (TVUUC) and opened fire, killing two people and wounding six others. He left a letter saying he hated TVUUC for its liberal views, and for its support for gays and lesbians. And apparently his ex-wife, who had a restraining order out against him because of his violence, was affiliated with TVUUC as well.

“We’ve been touched by a horrible act of violence. We are in a process of healing and we ask everyone for your prayers,” said Rev. Chris Buice (pronounced “bice”), the minister at TVUUC. If you pray, here’s some people to pray for: the families and friends of the people who died; the families and friends of the people who were wounded; everyone who was in the church at the time of the shooting; especially the kids who were putting on a play when Adkisson started shooting; people who weren’t in the building yesterday but who are associated with the church; the entire GLBTQ community of the greater Knoxville area; anyone in the Knoxville area who has liberal views; and don’t forget to pray for the family of James Adkisson. And try to pray for Adkisson himself, because he has damaged his humanity by this act, and he will find it very difficult to fully redeem his humanity.'”

I don’t pray, but I have been thinking about all these people. I’m a minister, so I have been thinking in particular Rev. Chris Buice (more here)