Thursday, July 31, 2008

Video of the week - Slow motion monster!!!

As I mentioned in the facebook pictures of our Quebec trip - here - I dropped my digital camera down the stairs of the St. Joseph Oratory in Montreal. This rendered my camera pretty much useless and some of the pictures were lost.

Yesterday I managed to salvage a few of the goodies, including this never-before-seen-video of me as a slow motion monster:



10 bucks to anyone that can make out what I'm saying!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Oldie but goodie Thorncliffe article

I found this link - here - to a portion of the 2003 Globe & Mail article on Thorncliffe titled "Tales from the Towers":
Globe reporter JAN WONG immersed herself in a high-rise community in east central Toronto, a magnet for some of the most highly educated newcomers to Canada, so well known that in India, Pakistan and parts of the Middle East, people don't talk about moving to Toronto, they talk about moving to Thorncliffe Park...

In one tower, Gharzai Ranzooryar is dragging himself up after an overnight shift at Rabba Fine Foods. In Afghanistan, he was an ear, nose and throat specialist. In Toronto, he works two low-paying jobs to meet the monthly $1,300 rent for an apartment that houses three generations of his family...
Read more of this amazing article available online - here

Friday, July 25, 2008

World's Oldest Bible Now Online!!

Saw this pretty amazing article on Slashdot yesterday about the Worlds Oldest Bible (the Codex Sinaiticus) going online - click here for the site.

This is the oldest complete New Testament (Injil) and dates back to the 4th century AD. A great reference point for those who say that the Christian Bible has been 'changed' or 'corrupted' in translation. The fact that we have a copy of the Bible, now online, that is over 1600 years old shows the Bible is very reliable and can be trusted.

May all of us thoroughly read and act on the words contained in these ancient scriptures!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Forgot one little thing

Well folks, I'm back after a week in Quebec City! We had a great time and left yesterday just before the Paul McCartney hit the fan.

I realized when I got home that I had forgotten to renew my shawncuthill.com domain!! Quite a shock, but things are back up and running here on the athensBLOG.
More once I unpack a bit more!