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When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.

Luke 24:50-51

Today is Ascension Day, commemorating the day Christ ascended into heaven.

It’s been a week of connections.

Not to bore you with details. But I made a conscious attempt to reach out to people this week.

Friends, near and far, that I’ve not spoken with in a while. We connected by Messenger, by text, and by phone.

It was a good thing.

Theater contacts. While I’m not as one friend suggested “itching to get back on stage,” I’d like to be involved again. Perhaps not at the same level of commitment as before. But I do miss the theater.

And, since this blog is almost all about vanity anyway, I might as well tell you that my production resume is quite impressive. Hit me up.

I made some contacts in the Santa world. Possible gigs. Learning more about what it means to wear the red

Mug Shots
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And I connected with a lot of folks through The 100 Day Project. That’s finished now, even with my miscounting a day here and there. There’s more to come with that. #staytuned.

In a week like this that’s almost more than we can bear, it’s important to be connected to others.

We need each other, and sometimes it takes work to make those connections.

But, it’s worth it.

Send that email. Send that text. Pick up that phone. Write that note.

Get connected, or re-connected.



Sean of the South
Mrs. Welch parked and stared at the brick building in the distance where she’s been teaching for 14 years. She tried to imagine what teachers in Uvalde, Texas, must have been feeling when their sanctuary was invaded by a lone gunman yesterday. A gunman who killed 19 students and two teachers. Read More.

A look at the biggest box office winners of all time
The Roanoke Times
Stacker compiled a list of the 50 biggest box office winners of all time, using data from Box Office Mojo (last updated May 2022). Rankings rely purely on domestic box office gross, with earnings adjusted for ticket price inflation. While the list is predictably chock-full of musicals, historical epics, comic book adaptations, and franchises, it also features the occasional heart-wrenching drama, classic comedy, or head-spinning horror. Here are the biggest box office winners of all time. Read More.


1886 – Al Jolson, American singer and actor (d. 1950)
1907 – John Wayne, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1979)
1913 – Peter Cushing, English actor (d. 1994)
1920 – Peggy Lee, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2002)
1923 – James Arness, American actor (d. 2011)
1926 – Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1991)
1948 – Stevie Nicks, American singer-songwriter
1949 – Philip Michael Thomas, American actor
1951 – Sally Ride, American physicist and astronaut, founded Sally Ride Science (d. 2012)
1966 – Helena Bonham Carter, English actress


The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

Psalm 121:7–8

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