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Half an Hour a Day With the Dead





Updated: 2017-05-20T02:26:45.764-07:00

 



In the early 1970's, Dreamwold was a nightclub...

2017-05-20T02:26:45.764-07:00

In the early 1970's, Dreamwold was a nightclub of local Rock n Roll bands. You could dance around room to room with colorful walls and crazy black lights.



Dear John, Thank you for your wonderful post about...

2017-04-27T17:47:53.452-07:00

Dear John, Thank you for your wonderful post about my father Al Hall. You hit the nail right on the head. This will be his first marker. A regular headstone will soon be added but it could never be big enough! And of course, I would have no problem naming the top ten American hammer throwers of all time!!! :-) Again, thank you for your kind words. Shawn Hall, son of Al.



I am glad you like the memorial; it's given me...

2017-01-02T16:02:30.778-08:00

I am glad you like the memorial; it's given me a lot of comfort. The design was by sculptor Ron Rudnicki



i've been looking for this sign... where is it...

2016-07-17T13:15:50.153-07:00

i've been looking for this sign... where is it?



I exchanged a few letters with Dr. Sayrs at one ti...

2016-04-02T05:44:13.385-07:00

I exchanged a few letters with Dr. Sayrs at one time, as we were distant relatives. Thank you for this post!




2016-04-02T05:43:23.432-07:00

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Found this post after a random google search of my...

2016-01-29T18:34:05.944-08:00

Found this post after a random google search of my grandpa's name. Awesome. I'm now living in his house and there are still old race car parts in our garage <3
love your plan. Can't wait to read some of the other posts!



Did you ever find out what this was? I just saw t...

2015-10-14T11:08:17.749-07:00

Did you ever find out what this was? I just saw this for the first time yesterday.



A Cleft in the Rock Oct...

2015-09-05T09:04:14.984-07:00

A Cleft in the Rock
October 19, 1978, 4:30 A.M., 38°F, a thermos full of coffee, I’m wearing a wool hooded coat, the sky is getting lighter and I leave the house for the one mile walk along the sea wall to the end of Glades Road. It really isn’t the end of Glades Road, but there is a gate stretched across the road with a Private property sign stopping all non-natives from going any further. I’m not a non-native so I hurdle the gate and continue my walk through a narrow poorly paved path/road which leads to the end of the peninsula which points out at Minot Light, the famous 1—4—3 signal which had saved so many ships over the last two centuries from crashing on the infamous Cohasset ledges protecting the entrance to Cohasset Harbor.
About a half mile from the gate, a stone wall joins to the road and leads to the top of a raised ledge directly on the coast. Climbing along the wall brought me to the round top of the ledge and across it to the edge, 40 feet above the rocky shore beneath. At the very edge of the cliff was a V-shaped cutout with its base being a flat rock triangle. On the base I saw a broken piece of green glass, a piece from a Heineken bottle from some earlier party. At least they picked a quality beer. I cleaned up the pieces and sat down facing the ocean.
The sun was still below the razor sharp horizon in the East but there was enough light to read by, so I took the Jerusalem Bible New Testament paperback from my jacket pocket and opened it to my favorite part, the opening chapter of the Gospel of Mark. It is my favorite because it is the first Gospel written (65-75AD) and presents more unedited problems for the later Evangelists to have to deal with. I began to read: “Jesus came into Galilee proclaiming the good news of God, saying, ‘the time has been fulfilled for the Kingdom of God is within you. Change the way you think and believe this ‘good news’’”(Mk.1:14-15).
I put the book away and began to look at the glowing horizon to the East. I checked my watch. It was 5:15 A.M. my breathing calmed down, and began to flush any thoughts that came into my mind. Then a flash of brilliant light peaked over the razor’s edge but I didn’t think it was the sun “rising”, I knew better; it was the earth, on which I sat on this clear Friday morning, the earth ever so continuously rotating toward the East. I could “feel” it turning. For four minutes, the blazing ball of light cleared the ocean’s edge. My heart became very still, I was transported into a celestial body, feeling the warmth as the light bathed my body. I continued my silent vigil and the light from the sun splashed on the very small ripples on the ocean surface and reflected at an angle to my eyes in a dazzling blast of light. As I looked at it, it occurred to me for the very first time in my life just what I was looking at. It was a billion reflections of the sun itself, each reflection a separate mirror reflection of the perfect little disk of the sun. If the ocean had been as flat as a mirror, then what I would have seen would have been one disk, the sun itself in one reflection.
This is not a divine revelation, but it was a contemplative event. I was so grateful, all I could do was thank God that I got up at 4:30, and saw what God has done, for it was very, very good.
Charlie Mc





Did you take that picture in the Rutland Brook San...

2015-02-18T04:39:35.011-08:00

Did you take that picture in the Rutland Brook Sanctuary?



Laughing!

2014-11-16T12:56:40.300-08:00

Laughing!



Yep, that's true :)

2014-11-08T20:24:13.125-08:00

Yep, that's true :)



You write from your heart when you write about wha...

2014-11-08T19:40:27.004-08:00

You write from your heart when you write about what you know so well.



I grew up right next to Pulpit Rock; and 4 years a...

2014-10-11T05:09:07.173-07:00

I grew up right next to Pulpit Rock; and 4 years ago after finding a strange artifact on the Island; it lead me back to Pulpit Rock and Mr. Saunders. We have strong evidence that John Saunders was Benjamin Banneker; confirmation of pictures drawn of the two and their love for Methodism, but most important the only place Mr. Banneker could have done his Almanac correctly was Martha's Vineyard. Also according to the Wampanoags, John Saunders married the last Katama; and was translated to Heaven just like his student Bishop Haven!



THE QUESTION OF GRACE??? What is grace? What is t...

2014-03-15T07:41:34.745-07:00

THE QUESTION OF GRACE???

What is grace?
What is the grace of God?
What is the benefit of God's grace?

Grace is an unmerited favor?
The manifestation of God's grace is God's free gift of salvation, through faith in Jesus Christ.
The unmerited favor is salvation. Grace is not the favor.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith;and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; (NASB)

Salvation is the gift of God. Grace is not the gift.

Romans 3:24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus. (NASB)

Men are justified because of God's grace, however, it only comes through Jesus Christ.

The benefits of God's grace is only accessed through faith in Jesus Christ. God does impute grace to a selected few. God does not impute faith to a preselected, chosen few, so that they may be saved.

Acts 5:1-2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. By whom also we haveaccess by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.(KVV)

Men access God's gift of grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Grace if not the gift men receive from God. Men receive the GIFT OF SALVATION by faith in Jesus.

Acts 5:1-2 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.(NASB)

Men justified by faith. Men are not justified by grace alone. Without faith men do not receive the free gift of grace, which is salvation through Jesus Christ.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvationto all men. (NASB)

God's grace is available to all men.

HOW DO MEN ACCESS GOD'S GRACE?

1. FAITH: John 3:16, Mark 16:16
2. REPENTANCE: Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19
3. CONFESSION: Romans 10:9-10
4. WATER BAPTISM: Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16, 1 Peter 3:21

THE GIFT OF GRACE IS NOT GRACE ITSELF. THE GIFT OF GOD'S GRACE IS SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST!


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When I was there in 1965-66 most the people I was ...

2014-02-06T16:15:59.915-08:00

When I was there in 1965-66 most the people I was with were 19. I also would like to see some pictures of Paul in uniform. Paul listed Boston as his home town when in fast he was from Hanover Ma. Boston was the generic answer for where are you from without undue explanation



Well, maybe someday, but you know that saying abou...

2014-01-11T03:58:00.945-08:00

Well, maybe someday, but you know that saying about truth. I seem to have enough to blab about without diving into other worlds :)



Fun historical facts from you...and perhaps a scie...

2014-01-04T17:13:50.555-08:00

Fun historical facts from you...and perhaps a science fiction novel if you are so inclined.



Thanks, Steve - and those are some beautiful photo...

2013-11-29T19:53:02.715-08:00

Thanks, Steve - and those are some beautiful photographs on your blog, Thanks so much for sharing. I love that part of Massachusetts - such rich history.



Every fall, I go through some of the old burying g...

2013-11-29T11:12:55.880-08:00

Every fall, I go through some of the old burying grounds here in New England. One such touching headstone I published backs up what you say.

http://shootingmyuniverse.blogspot.com/2011/10/forgotten-photo-friday-ipswich-cemetery.html



I grew up down the road from Satan's Kingdom; ...

2013-11-20T18:54:39.169-08:00

I grew up down the road from Satan's Kingdom; I'm 27 now and still live nearby to this day. The place is beautiful, but downright creepy at night; the trees grow so close together that even on a clear, moonlit night, it's blacker than black out there...and while I'm not what you'd call an advocate of the paranormal, I can attest to dozens of bizarre, inexplicable, and occasionally, downright terrifying occurrences in those woods. Being a kid, and going out there with your friends in the dead of night to get scared silly...oh yeah. Good times.



Rebecca, I am a friend of Pauls. Did you know him?...

2013-09-30T19:51:15.289-07:00

Rebecca, I am a friend of Pauls. Did you know him?I'm looking for some pictures of him in uniform.



Nothing that I could ever find. It's a local l...

2013-09-27T19:52:51.908-07:00

Nothing that I could ever find. It's a local legend, for sure. The stone itself was erected in the 1880s as a memorial to the parents, who aren't otherwise marked as interred anywhere. I'd have to look back at the genealogy to see who had kids by then. Perhaps Reinier?



Nope, this Wilhelmina was born 1832, died 1860. Re...

2013-09-26T17:37:27.269-07:00

Nope, this Wilhelmina was born 1832, died 1860. Reinier, Sr., was most likely her brother, and it would make sense that he would name a daughter after her. Thanks for checking, though!



I have been researching the James family in Hull f...

2013-09-03T21:02:18.247-07:00

I have been researching the James family in Hull for a few years. Records on Ancestry.com show a Wilhemina James, born 1888, married in 1907, parents Reinier James Sr and Mary Leonard, spouse William Walden. Could this be your Wilhemina?
Cathy
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