Third Chronicles

Good Heavens! Imagine my surprise in finding in a disused attic this partial manuscript of Third Chronicles, a previously unknown book of the Bible. This should follow Second Chronicles, but is anachronistic, being written, obviously, by some sort of scribe in later times. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have an ending. But check it out.



I’ll keep looking for the end of this book, maybe in another dusty pile in the attic.


I worked the last three weeks helping with an Iron Pour at The Colorado Springs School. The Art Department has built the small cupola (furnace) with which they melt about 1500 pounds of iron in a night, pouring into student molds. Below is a tap, a pour into ceramic molds and a pour into open bonded sand molds. What fun! And all by 15- and 16-year-olds! This is the seventh Iron Pour at CSS in twenty-four years.Screen Shot 2018-03-21 at 8.39.22 AM

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Screen Shot 2018-03-21 at 8.35.45 AMWe achieve almost a hundred percent success with this exercise.

Hurricane Harvey, Rockport, TX, Bullseye

A surprising amount of debris is still piled along the highway for a thousand yards awaiting cleanup. The average street is lined with junk.

This is the site of our favorite antiques store: completely gone to the last detail.DSC04706.jpg

And the bookstore down the block…DSC04707.jpg

A boat storage facility destroyed along with the boats.DSC04725.jpg

And a shrine to the Virgin Mary.DSC04709.jpg

It’s hard to imagine this many people having to rebuild from scratch. And this is only one small bit of the string of tragedies this fall.