Archive for January, 2011

Constellations…..

Posted in Where Angels Perch with tags , , , on January 26, 2011 by rodzink

I woke up one day last month and discovered that the planets were somehow… mysteriously… realigned…  An entire solar system had been changed… drifted awry… or into sync…. Suddenly, the news wasn’t so much that everything around us had changed… but that I’m now…… a Sagitarius? 

Under our roof…. as we stare up into the heavens…. naming stars…. constellations…. signs….. watching relationships… personalities… feeling the embrace of family… It has become evident that heaven and earth were moved…. nudged…. to perfect the climate…. the sun…. warmth… direction… or it would appear so…. for us…. Again, last week…. it was confirmed for me… God is so much bigger than our universe… our solar system…. our worldly issues…  He’s ubiquitous… multi-lingual…. poly-cultural… embossed in the delicate web of our lives….. I listened in on the Family prayer-time last week…. in a language I didn’t understand.. but the love… respect… devotion represented in Arabic… reminded me that He sees in every color… hears in every language…. acts in every location… is concerned with minute detail… even the details of this family….

…..and each day…. we watch as this place spins…circling… then, the night fills with embers….. great bodies of mass reflecting light from tomorrow… or yesterday…..

… looking heavenward…. thankfully….  anxiously…. and name the stars. (and I will always be a  Capricorn)

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Noor-al-Haya…..

Posted in Where Angels Perch with tags , , on January 3, 2011 by rodzink

Upstairs…. the Call of Duty Black Ops battle… had raged on for 4 steady days… gunfire….explosions…. Baker, red-eyed and battle-weary…… refused to leave his post….  Outside this front… “Bob”, the chosen name for Belle’s scooter hummed through the neighborhood….  The smell of chili simmering…. I nestled in…. as the end of 2010 neared….  I didn’t bother to watch some ball drop…. or listen to a countdown… In fact, I was asleep before midnight.. 

…. but what a year…. it would be a near impossibility to collate the goodness of 2010 in a single evening… but these memories are forever tucked away…framed on the walls of this home…. in the eyes of this family….  and the gray on my head….

Faranah… Baker….Belle…..  Thank you… for consuming my every thought… for being the direction of my every step…. and the focus of each glance…  Somewhere…everywhere… an ubiquitous end of 2010… I think each of us will tuck away something from this one… We’re certain to grow even more in ’11….  You are my noor-al-haya….

2010 in review

Posted in Where Angels Perch on January 2, 2011 by rodzink

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,200 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 22 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 82 posts. There were 82 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 204mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 11th with 109 views. The most popular post that day was Baker’s Journey: The Decade in Review.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wordpress.com, gosmokies.knoxnews.com, webmail.aol.com, statistics.bestproceed.com, and hitztvshows.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for where angels perch, rod zink, gigi qui embras, canoeing, and climbing boy.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Baker’s Journey: The Decade in Review July 2008

2

About Me….. August 2008

3

Scripta Manent, Verba Volant September 2008

4

Vista…. August 2010

5

Where Angels Perch December 2007