Friday, June 17, 2005

He who dies with the most toys ...

My wife and I were tooling along U.S. Route 2 outside Ashland, Wisconsin when we passed this interesting home/store. I just had to stop and get photos of the place. After getting permission from the owner, an older gentleman, to wander about the property with my camera, I was informed that he needed to head into town to pick up a few things (as if he needed anything more), but was also encouraged to feel free to take all the time I needed.

Here's a guy who's spent the greater part of his life collecting "stuff." And this photograph shows, on the surface at least, what he has to show for it. A legacy that has the "right stuff" goes farther, and positively touches people long after one has departed.

I hope I leave a legacy like that.

Click on photo to enlarge. Copyright 2005 James Jordan

New Blogdom of God unveiled
Adrian Warnock has compiled an updated list of faithblogs in conjunction with The Truth Laid Bear. This ambitious project is an attempt to connect every known faithblog to each other. The blogs are listed not by number of hits, but by number of links to each blog, providing a more accurate measure of the influence of any particular blog on the rest of the blogdom.

You can check out the list here. Points of Light, which has been in existence for less than a month, debuts in the middle of the list. TTLB also has an entertaining "ecosystem" which ranks websites based on hits and places them into biological categories. Points of Light would be in the "Marauding Marsupial/Large Mammal" range. Beats being a Slimy Mollusk.

Speaking of stuff ...
Anti-Itch Meditation adds perspective to a commencement speech by Steve Jobs that covers building a legacy based on accumulating stuff.

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