Summer's End

This has been a most amazing summer! Busy, because I worked nearly full time, busy because of all the outreach we were privileged to do, busy because of all the time we were able to spend with each other. It was awesome to have all the young people home, if only for a short time! I have many good memories of Ultimate Frisbee (twice a week! :), sailing, camping, canoing, hiking, boating (and waterskiing, wakeboarding, body whomping, etc.), Metallak! (volleyball, sand soccer, slack lining, singing, sailing, boating and the above additions, etc), playing multiple concerts, doing community service, worshiping together, and just all around having the time of my life! I thank each of you Mainers for helping to make my summer an incredible one, each one of you made it special in your own way! I thank God that He gave me such great friends here at home. Also, I thank Him for the many great friends I have made at Southern. Because of you, I am not too sad to leave Maine - though it is my favorite of the States - for I know I have many good times to look forward to in the coming year. So, Farewell, Maine! and Hello, Southern!

P.S. Be sure to check out the posts below "The ultimate Ultimate?" - I posted several at the same time...wouldn't want you to miss out! :)


the ultimate Ultimate?

Hopefully only the penultimate or antepenultimate, but i digress...

Since I developed something akin to a pulled ligament in my left knee (no, not the surgery one), I sat out for part of the game last night, and, consequently, was able to snap a few rare pictures - usually all of us are playing, so no one is recording the event. Anyway, hope you enjoy!

Elissa making a pass

Barry gets it around John

John steams past

Julie reels it in

A stretch and a catch

A great catch by Julie

David about to hammer it

Adri pirouettes as she releases the disk

A quick directional shift by barry still fails to prevent John from making the grab

Jenn pulls a casual forearm right past David

Zero to Infinity: the Power of God

I recently read this very interesting quote, and thought I would share it with you:

“You know the formula: m over nought equals infinity, m being any positive number? Well, why not reduce the equation to a simpler form by multiplying both sides by nought? In which case, you have m equals infinity times nought. That is to say that a positive number is the product of zero and infinity. Doesn’t that demonstrate the creation of the universe by an infinite power out of nothing?”

-Aldous Huxley

Julie's senior recital

This past Monday (August 6), Julianne Penner gave her senior recital at the Bowdoin Chapel in Brunswick. It was quite an awesome performance, with three numbers making up the program. They were: Rumanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartók, Dedication by Robert Schumann, and the Allegro con brio and Scherzo from Trio 1 in B major, Opus 8 by Johannes Brahms. Jenn and David joined Julie on the violin and cello, respectively, for the trio. Here are a few pictures from that event:

The Stage is Set




The Trio

Camping on Whaleboat

No, not a vessel, an island. :) Last weekend I had the privilege to go sailing/camping with howes and sundry others, my first time doing so. I don't have many pictures from Friday afternoon, as we had rather rough seas, and i didn't want to risk getting my camera wet, but I do have several from Sabbath morning. Most of us stayed the night, and went to church on Sabbath after a hearty breakfast of granola and blueberries on the island.

Still slumbering...

Paul-built fire

I helped Paul haul this tree over and we put it on to roast

An orphan bouy

A rather mistical day

Finally seeing some late risers

Farewell to the sea