Why do we have Liberty?
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,
~ 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 ~
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Here are some decorations made by the kindergarten kids in the daycare where I work 🙂
Hung all around are strings with mini lanterns and paper cutouts.
Happy Chinese New Year: Gong Hei Fat Choy!
On my awesome trip to New York, which I’ve been blogging about here and here, I got to visit Times Square!
I saw a very interesting thing there—this Cross.
This Cross commemorates Lt. Col. Francis Duffy, the most decorated chaplain in US military history. Lt. Col. Duffy, an Irish Catholic, served with the 69th Infantry/165th Infantry in the Spanish-American War, and in Europe during World War I.
The following is from SixtyNinth.net:
He was most often found along the front lines hearing confessions and saying Mass, as well as visiting and counseling the soldiers. It was by his “ministry of presence” that he had his greatest influence and became an almost a legendary figure. Once the fighting began, he often traveled with a unit first-aid station, providing physical and spiritual care to the wounded and the dying. His presence on the battlefield was inspirational. Duffy was always near the heaviest fighting, exposing himself to constant danger as he moved from unit to unit. His decorations included the Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal.
Pictures I took at our very cool visit to the place that the Los Angeles Times newspaper is produced. 🙂
This is an old printing press from the late 1800s.
It was powered by water coming down this clear tube and turning the wheel.
This is the back where paper goes in.
This is where the new newspaper comes out.
Paper coming off the ink-covered plate.
Some ads in a paper printed in 1881.
And this is going in to the facility that makes the LA Times newspapers.
The rolls of paper they use are HUGE.
These “robots” carry the paper rolls around the place.
Stacks and stacks of paper!
This is the room where they make the plates. Plates are what they now use instead of setting metal letters into a frame like they did in olden times. Once the news info comes in to this plant, the plates for the day are created there.
Famous front pages.
Now, the ink!
And these are the huge machines that take the paper, the ink, and the plates, and create our newspaper!
Just look at the papers wrapped around and coming off these machines!
It’s not just the LA Times that’s printed here. These are some other papers printed at this location.
And lastly, the big room where the newspapers are packaged and set, ready to be delivered.
…using this machine.
If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.
Here is a photo I took tonight, of the biggest Supermoon of this year. (There was already one Supermoon in July, and one more is coming on September 9.)
Certain moons are called “supermoons” because, on their orbit around Earth, they come closer to the Earth and appear bigger and brighter than normal. Here’s more from NASA.