Murphy-Cam Blog

Keep Life In Perspective
April 27, 2019

Life, like art, can change dramatically by the way you look at it. To keep life in perspective, I find it useful sometimes to step back from a situation and examine the larger picture. It can also be just as insightful to move in for a macro look at circumstances causing angst in your world. Storms Will Come A quote from Year of the Flood: "Storms of life will come. It need not be the storms that define us, but rather our response to them. If you...

Lighted Fountains At Dusk
April 26, 2019

Murphy and I spent the evening with a photographer friend, looking for light along the riverside parks in Cincinnati. This image, entitled Lighted Fountains at Dusk, feels sophisticated. Visions of black ties, evening gowns, and champagne pass through my imagination. A wisp of Bix Beiderbecke, or Benny Goodman hang in the air. Well heeled passengers queue up to board a finely appointed Pullman rail car at Union Terminal for destinations unknown. I...

Easter Service - Sunrise Edition
April 23, 2019

Hello all, and welcome to Easter Service - Sunrise Edition! There is a special feel to the Sunrise service. I envision that quiet time before the Mary's get to the tomb. Before the trumpeters usher in George Frideric Handel's Messiah and its triumphal Chorus. Maybe even at the time when Jesus makes his daring escape, and the angels tag with him to share the story. A pause before the storm, if you will. So, what do you imagine happened the night...

Focus on the Homeless
April 17, 2019

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Tim Ray from United Intentions. Focus on the Homeless covered the work we are doing through The Murphy-Cam Project. Take some time to view the podcast and pick up a copy of the new book, Year of the Flood! Thank you for your support and kindness! Happy...

Nashville Cats
April 17, 2019

Meet Oliver Rue. No, he's not one of those Nashville Cats, but he is a new friend I met in Music City while spending time with very good friends. Oliver is a crafty cat who can open doors and loves to play with the laser pointer, which he insists on before eating. I have no doubt he and Murphy would be great pals. Oliver likes his head scratched on his terms, but he took a liking to me, and kept coming back for more. We accomplished a lot,...

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