Ty Pennington is in town – Update

I think this just about says it all. KTVB has several links that describe the hustle and bustle for the community of Middleton. The house comes complete with hospital-like ventilation system as all four kids have eosinophilic enteropathy. You know these parents had a load lifted with these gifts.


As an aside, Middleton had their high school burn down the beginning of February this year just before the school day began, although a few students were already at school along with the teachers. No injuries. The communities around have rallied to help and donations poured in to help replace everything from pencils to computers.


Musical interlude: Eliza Gilkyson

A bunch of years ago I happened across a cassette for something like $1.99; it could’ve been even less, I don’t know. It was Eliza Gilkyson’s ‘Legends of Rainmaker.’ I’m fairly certain I purchased while going through my ‘Greenpeace! stage because the first cut is ‘Song of the Rainbow Warrior, Pt. 1’ with the album ending with ‘Part II.’ I’ve kept track, loosely, of Eliza Gilkyson. In 2004 when the Tsunami hit Sumatra, Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia, Gilkyson released a song as a donation getter for the victims. The website, ‘This is Texas Music has clips of the three songs I’m about to discuss with a biographical sketch of Gilkyson.

‘Requiem’ has this verse referencing “in the dark night of the soul” three times. Dark Night of the Soul is a book by St. John of the Cross that describes just that . . . . the meanderings of one soul in its darkest of hours.

‘in the dark night of the soul

our broken hearts you can make whole’

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