Saturday, March 26, 2005

good fences

good fences
Originally uploaded by rfin.

It's a good fence. We're good neighbors. But is it really the fence that makes it so?

Friday, March 25, 2005

fountain and clouds

Originally uploaded by rfin.

The obvious water seeks the easiest path downhill. The less obvious water meets our eyes in the heavens.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

the sound of water and applause

Originally uploaded by rfin.

Ever notice how applause and rushing water have a similar sound?

The choir and orchestra last night, the dance concert, the play--it's been an almost non-stop feast of music, applause and a few tears, too. I'm lucky to be a dad and an uncle, a guy who sits in audiences, listens, watches, and feels the glow of loved-ones in performance.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

spring equinox sunshine

spring equinox sunshine
Originally uploaded by rfin.



Here are the answers to yesterday's personal water use quiz. Charley you get the award for the most-nearly correct answer.

109 Rhode Island
308 Utah
344 Nevada
171 Florida

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

today is world water day

wet parking lot 8:34 a.m.
Originally uploaded by rfin.

the good news: The Red Cross says rapid deployment of clean water teams has helped prevent a major outbreak of disease in areas hit by December 26's tsunami.

the bad news: The UN says more than 1.1 billion people worldwide lack safe water, 2.4 million lack adequate santitation, causing about 3 million deaths per year.

Quiz: Match these gallons per person use with their state.

Rhode Island

Answers to be posted tomorrow. (source: Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey)

Monday, March 21, 2005

seats vs. bleachers

Originally uploaded by rfin.

They're both good for spectating, but when you're running wind sprints, bleachers sure make it easier. Not that I'd know much about that from personal experience. We're doing strategic planning today here here at Rice Eccles stadium. Well not in the stadium, up in the VIP reception area. It's a world class facility. I always remember the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics where I'm here.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

sunday concerts - now and then

sunday concerts - then and now Originally uploaded by rfin.

She's a young 84. Still takes piano lessons. This morning she played excerpts from Rhapsody in Blue while I got a few shots. So glad her church solo 61 years ago caught dad's ear in Detroit. They bought the Steinway in 1954. Dad provided a matching grant to go along with her savings. There were actually two major additions to the family that year. The other almost 51-year-old that's a part of this photo is the proud son behind the camera.