Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Another time lapse video by Dominic Boudreault

Time Lapse photography has always been fascinating to me and hopefully to you also.

And Dominic Boudreault has perfected it to an art.

This time he has done beautiful time lapse scenes of Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Manhattan, Chicago, plus some night sky and countryside scenes.

In many ways his photography is actually better than being there in person.

So, sit back, relax, and vicariously visit these places in this 3 min 28 seconds video.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Perfect Crash Landing

The video you will view today is amazing.

I am not sure when this took place but the fact that we have recently celebrated Thanksgiving makes it an appropriate video regardless of when it happened.


Because those involved, their family members, and friends are surely still remembering this event and are very thankful.

So what is this all about?

Well, it seems that CNN recorded the event of a small plane in trouble which had to make a scary emergency landing at the Fulton Airport in the Atlanta area.

To see what happened and why folks are thankful, view this 1 min 50 sec video.  HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, November 28, 2011

Whale fossils found in Chile

These whales were found in sedimentary (big hint) rock in the desert.

They are supposedly 17 million years old.

According to the article, the researchers don't understand why these whales were found in such large numbers or why they are in a group.

There was also a dolphin found -- not your ordinary dolphin --
it had tusks !

The writer of this article and the researchers seem to be wearing 'old earth' (evolutionary worldview) glasses.

Put on 'young earth' world view glasses, read this article and see if you can suggest how and why these whales were found in such large numbers and in a group.

Hint…. do you think Noah's flood could have been the cause?  How?

So with that 'assignment, should you choose to accept it', HERE"S THE LINK.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Blue Letter Bible

Today is Sunday and many of you are off to Church today.

If so, you are likely taking your Bible with you as you attend Sunday School, Worship Services and Bible Study.

But whether you attend Church and Bible Studies in person or are a 'shut in' or have no Church to attend, have you often wished you could access the often hard to find or very expensive 'study tools' to assist you in your Bible reading and study?

You have probably wanted such things as Commentaries, the original Hebrew and Greek words and their definitions, the ability to find texts or words in a hurry, historical background information, other Translations of the Bible, and etc. etc. etc.

The DIT link today will provide you all those things and a whole lot more.

As you explore the site, you will be amazed at the resources it provides and it is all free!

You will defintiely want to put this your bookmarks / favorites so you can return again and again.  HERE'S THE LINK

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dogs wait for prayer before eating

Hmmm.  This is rather hard to believe.

But, believe it or not, there is a neato video of this on the net.

It was sent to us by a friend who probably didn't think it would make it to being a DIT.

But, having observed Thanksgiving this week and having innumerable things for which to be Thankful, this video is appropriate for people as well as dogs.

This is perhaps one of the shortest videos in the 'history of the world, 7 seconds in length, yes, 7 seconds.  But you will love it.

Check it out.  HERE'S THE LINK

Friday, November 25, 2011

This picture says it all

Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day. 

And during that day, this picture was taken of Baby Christopher, who, as you recall, has been home for about 2 weeks after spending most of his almost 2 years in hospitals.

Truly it was a Thanksgiving Day worthy of its name.  WOW.  

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Today is Thanksgiving Day

Today is Thanksgiving -- perhaps my favorite holiday of the year.


Well, certainly because of the yummy food and fun fellowship with family and friends --

But also and especially because of how and why this special day originated.

You have hopefully heard many stories about the origin of this special day.

And you may have heard of Squanto and his role in the occasion.

Recently an article in an email from the eNews had a really good summary of the events that preceded and ultimately resulted in the origin of this very special and important Holiday.

And it tells of the role of Squanto. 

Even if you have heard about him before, I think you will find this brief article to be very important, interesting, and instructive.

In fact, you might even want to print it out and read it aloud as you gather around the Thanksgiving table today.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Turn it On - Turn it Off

Time for some silliness.

Someone certainly had a lot of time on their hands.

Perhaps you have been a 'kit builder' in the past.

If so, then you will appreciate the work that was involved in making this interesting gadget box.

But, even if you haven't built radios, airplanes, etc. from kits before, you will still be interested and amazed at what this little box will do, or not do, or ???

Anyway, be sure to watch this 1minute 45 second video of craziness. HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cars in elevators

Hmmm. An unusual idea.

But, when you think about it, it might be a good idea.


Yes, because it would be hard for thieves to steal your realllllly expensive car, which, of course, is likely to be the type of car that would be in these elevators.

What am I talking about? you ask.

Well, it seems that there is an unusual apartment complex on the drawing boards.

And I thought we were in a depression or something.

Apparently not.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Space station Views of the Earth and Auroras

Do you like to fly?

Have you wondered what it would be like to go to the Space Station and look down at the earth?

Yep, me too.

And now we can.


Well, it seems that the astronauts made videos of the earth, auroras, lightning in clouds, and more.

This 5 minute video is amazing. HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Boys Love Football

We have been following the medical adventures of Baby Christopher.

He is now almost 2 years old and during that short span of time has had a heart transplant, been in hospitals and on dialysis most of his life, and received a renal transplant from his dad a few weeks ago.

Now, he has finally returned home and is beginning to be a real boy.

As you can see from this picture, he is a typical real boy because "Boys Love Football".

His dad, as you recall, is a sports writer and amongst other things covers College Football. 

So, I guess you could say that Christopher has many reasons to love sports and football.

But that is a topic for another time.

The reason for today's DIT entry is that his mom has posted a very poignant article on his Caring Bridge Website.

In it she discusses some of what God has taught her through this experience, which some could correctly call an 'ordeal'.

It is one thing to hear a sermon on the topics she discusses.  But it is totally different and more profound to hear a first hand report of what God has personally taught someone as they endured trials and tests.

So, with that by way of introduction, I think you will find this mother's perspective on the events of the past 2 years very interesting.  HERE'S THE LINK

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Gettysburg Address

On this day, November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the now famous Gettysburg Address.

That was almost 150 years ago, well technically 148 years ago.

It is still an awesome speech and worth remembering:

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. 

We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. 

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

If you would like to know more about the history and other details, HERE'S THE LINK

Friday, November 18, 2011

Best Day of Fishing Ever

This is a true story !!!

Unbelievable !

For those of you who think this is a fishing story and don't think you will click on the link, well, think again.

It is kinda a fishing story but for you hunters out there, you are going to be amazed.

Why do I say that?

Well, seems that fishermen in Alaska saw 4 young bucks swimming in the icy waters toward their boat….

What happened next is amazing. HERE'S THE LINK

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Noah's Flood - was it local or world wide?

This is a very important question --was it a local flood or worldwide in scope?

You have probably heard 'arguments' on both sides.

Interestingly, this question was not even up for 'debate' until about 200 or so years ago.

Hmmm.  Isn't that about the time that the theory of evolution began?

Hmmm. Yes. 

So there seems to be a 'world view' situation going on here.

World view?


Those with the old earth glasses (evolutionary thinking) explain the various rock layers around the world as being due to slow deposition of mud, etc. over millions of years and they also say that Noah's flood never happened or if it did it was just a local flood and not worldwide as the Bible states.

On the other side of the 'debate', those with young earth glasses attribute those same rock layers to deposits laid down during Noah's Flood.

So which view is correct and what difference does it make?

This important article by John Whitcomb, Th.D, has some answers.  HERE'S THE LINK

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Banjo Dixie with pictures

Well, it looks like this is turning out to be music week on DIT.

Funny how things go like that.

Yesterday we had that rendition of the Messiah by a group of students in Alaska.

Today, instead of snow, let's try warm.

And that, of course, means heading south.

This time let's go to a site with postcard type scenes from the Southern States of the US accompanied by Banjo music.

You will surely find this a way to relax during or after a busy day.  HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


True, It is not yet Christmas and it is still a week or so till Thanksgiving.

But, in many places we have already had snow.

And almost everywhere the weather is getting colder and the days shorter.

In Alaska a group of students have put together a very creative rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus.

A friend sent us the link with these words of explanation.

"This will warm your heart, 
put a smile on your face, 
and impress you as well
with its creativity. 
Enjoy the beautiful Hallelujah chorus 
while you get a view of life 
in the small 
Yupiq Eskimo Village 
of Quinhagak, Alaska. 
You won’t be disappointed!"

So with that by way of introduction, sit back, relax, and enjoy this amazing video. HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, November 14, 2011

Easy to make Flannel Pajama Pants

This is neat.

We at DIT know of a person who has an interesting blog site.

From time to time she posts some realllly interesting and helpful things.

This is one of those times.

What has she posted this time? you ask.

Well, she has several (make that 4) kiddos and has made some easy nifty Flannel Pajama pants for them.

But, the interesting thing about this is that she gives a step by step 'how to' (with pictures) so you can do the same for yourself, your kids, grandkids, friends, whomever.

Even if you are not 'handy' with sewing, you will find this IS easy and will save you a lot of money.

So, with that by way of introduction, HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Reviews Reviews Reviews

Perhaps you want to go see or rent a movie or are curious about the plot of a TV show or series or perhaps you are wondering what really is going on in the video games.

Or what about music?

How can you find out the plot, story line, or if the program, music, or game is 'ok' to view or play.

What can you do?

Where can you turn for information?

Well, good news.

Focus on the Family has a site that will provide the much needed information.

It is called "Plugged In"

And they review Movies, Music, TV programs, and Video Games.

You will definitely want to put it in your 'Favorites' or 'Bookmarks' list and return to it again and again.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

It's Saturday and that means Football

Everyone has their favorite college football team and watches the 'big' game on Saturday during football season.

Well, if you don't live on Mars you do.

At least most folks do, especially in the SEC.

Last week a BIG game, that probably most of America watched, was seriously impacted by the Kicking Game.

I am speaking, of course, of the LSU vs Alabama game which, as the Alabama fans are likely still lamenting, was largely lost due to the missing of several field goals!

Well, while that game was being watched by millions of folks, there was another game being played in which the kicking game was also very important and interesting, not because of possible National Championship implications, but because of a very unusual 'storybook' situation.

To what am I referring? you ask.

Well, it seems that …


rather than spoiling the story for you, how about reading and seeing it as reported on website.  HERE'S THE LINK

Friday, November 11, 2011

11 / 11 / 11

11/11/11.  Yes, this is what most folks are considering as they think about today.

In fact, many folks are purposely getting married, having babies, starting projects, and doing myriads of other things on this 'unusual' date, 11/11/11.

But, did you know that, in addition to all the 'hype' surrounding this rare set of numbers, they comprise what is known as a palindrome.


What is a palindrome?

Well, according to the dictionary it is a "noun. A word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward."

"madam, nurses run" and, of course, the date of today 11/11/11 are all palindromes.

But, as interesting and 'educational' as that might be, there is something more important about today.

What is it?

Well, today is Veteran's Day! 

Veteran's day, also known as Armistice Day, is a very special and important day and your flag should be flying.

To learn about this special day and why Americans celebrate it on Nov. 11 every year, HERE'S THE LINK

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Baby Christopher Update

6 weeks and 1 day ago Baby Christopher, who is now almost 2 years old, received his Kidney transplant (from his dad).

He, Christopher, has been in the hospital post renal transplant allllll this time.

This, of course, followed his heart transplant from an unknown donor almost 2 years ago.  And he was in the hospital for over a year after that surgery because of the myriads of complications.

The picture today was taken in the hospital a few days ago.  You can definitely see the progress he has made in the past 6 weeks.

Why are we mentioning this now? you ask.

Because, at last, there is  GREAT GREAT NEWS!!

Christopher has been discharged from the hospital and as this DIT is being posted is on his way home !

The posting on his Caring Bridge website at 4:46 PM PST on Nov 9, 2011 tells of this great event.

it said that his mother …
 and Christopher left Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland moments ago 
to make the 110-mile trip home …  
Six weeks and one day after the transplant.

We are so thankful to our wonderful, merciful God for His continuing answer to our prayers.
(And we're thankful for all of you who have prayed for Christopher.)

Knew you would want to know so you could rejoice with him, his family, and his friends.

And, in closing, one more picture.


Because Christopher has now arrived at home and this is how he looks in his room with his family and his toys.   A real Praise the Lord !!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Going to school as a robot

There was an interesting news report on the radio this evening.

And. assuming that you would be interested also, I googled' to see if there was anything about this on the internet.

And, of course, there is.

So what is it?

Well, the radio report I heard said there is a high school student in Colorado who can't go to school because of an allergy.

But, she is still attending school daily anyway.


Now that is where it gets really interesting.

She is attending as a robot as her avatar.

To read more about her very interesting situation, HERE'S THE LINK

And she is not the only one doing this.  There is a boy in Texas who is also using the VGO robot to attend school. 

To read about his experience and to see a 2 min 53 second video that actually shows the video in action and how it works, HERE'S THE LINK

And if you would like to know more details and facts about the VGO itself (can you call a robot avatar an 'itself'?) hmmmmm?, anyway, HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stealth Dog

Stealth Dog???

But you are probably thinking "I thought it was cats who were the stealthy stalkers."

True.  My thoughts exactly also.

But, seemingly the tables have been turned --

and instead of a cat being the 'stealthy' one, it is a dog!

No Kidding.

And what a hoot.

To see 40 Seconds of 'Stealth' by a stealth dog. HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, November 7, 2011

An underground 'Earth Scraper'

Yes, you read that correctly.

Earth scraper -- not Sky Scraper.

But, it would be a sky scraper were it not an earth scraper.


Because this 'earth scraper' will go 300 meters (about 984 feet) into the ground and will essentially be an underground inverted pyramid.

What?  Where?  Do you have pictures?

Well, the What is a proposed 65 story building that goes down instead of up.

The Where is, believe it or not, to be in Mexico City.

Are there pictures?  Yes,  HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Ok, you saved an hour. Now what to do?

 Today, as you know, Daylight Saving Time changed at 2 AM and you gained an hour.

You might have spent it sleeping.

Or you might be wide awake but have an hour to 'kill' before going to Church or wherever.

So, what to do?

Well, there are probably a lot of things to do including rolling back over in bed, pulling the covers over your head, and snoozing for another hour.

But, if you are really wide awake, then here is an idea.

Recently we learned of a nifty website that will test your Bible Knowledge. 

Before heading off to Church, you might find this a good review of what you know and why you might need to go to Church today to learn more in addition to Worshiping God and meeting with friends.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Heads Up: Daylight savings ends

 Yes, it is that time of the year again.

A few months ago we lost an hour and tonight, well, technically, in the wee hours of Sunday morning, specifically at 2 AM on Sunday, we get it back again.

You know -- the old "Fall Back -- Spring Forward" thing.

And, yayyyyy, tonight when you go to bed (assuming you are not a night owl or working and will not be going to bed) you will get an extra hour of sleep!

Joy and Happiness!

But, when exactly should a person reset all the clocks?

To answer that question and read a short article suggesting 'when', what else to do, and more interesting things about Daylight Savings time, HERE'S THE LINK

Friday, November 4, 2011

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

The 'normal' mosquito pictured here was photographed by Alvesgaspar and posted on the Wikipedia webiste.

Why a picture of a mosquitio? you ask.

Well, as promised, we said that from time to time we would give additional updates on what is going on in the field of H+ (Transhumanism).

And now there are some 'things going on'.

Well, it seems that the scientists are now 'modifying' mosquities.

Check out what they are doing and 'why' in this article. HERE'S THE LINK

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Northern Lights

Monday October 24, 2011, a brilliant display of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) was seen over North America.

Several excellent pictures were made and posted on the Fox News Website.

If you haven't seen the pictures on the Fox News website or if you would like to view them again, HERE'S THE LINK

-- and as seen on another internet site,, HERE'S ANOTHER LINK

-- and for a series of pictures by National Geographic of these Northern Lights, HERE'S A LINK

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What's your number?


What number?

What are you talking about? You ask.

Well, it seems that the BBC website has posted an interesting calculator thing.



What?  Why?

Well, as you are probably aware, good ole planet earth is approaching 7 Billion folks currently alive on planet earth.

And only 12 years ago we reached the 6 Billion number.

Not only is time flying but so are the numbers it seems.

Anyway, as to when the 7 Billion number arrives, well, there is a debate about that.

Some say that Oct 31 was the day.

Others say that it will be sometime in the early spring of 2012.

But, whenever it is, there is an online calculator which is intended to let you see what your number is.

So, should you want to know your number, HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Steve Jobs Last words

As you know Steve Jobs died a few weeks ago at age 56.

Today several articles are on the net telling of his last words.

And last words are of great interest to lots of folks.

In fact, there is a classic book that gives the known last words of many famous folks, titled "Last Words of Saints and Sinners" by Herbert Lockyer,

It contains the last words of 700 folks including famous, not so famous, kings, philosophers, etc etc. etc.

If you haven't read it you really need to read it sometime soon.

But, back to the topic at hand,

---at Steve Jobs death several of us wondered about his 'fate'.

This article, which is an eulogy given by his sister, is most interesting and instructive. 

It not only gives his last words, which were "OH WOW, OH WOW, OH WOW", but also tells of his background and more.

I think you will find it verrrrrry interesting. HERE'S THE LINK.