Karen Shirk, Executive Director of 4PawsforAbility, Inc., is featured this week as a CNN Hero. I'm webmaster for the site, and know a bit about what she does for this organization. Karen's enthusiam and commitment truly make a difference in the lives of many families, and she hopes her organization can grow in a healthy way so she can see increased numbers of families helped. Her agency's website is at http://www.4pawsforability.org - it's worth a visit. And be sure to read about her children. She has one adopted child at home, and three in Haiti awaiting the time when all the approvals can be made.
Archives for July 2008
My NYC pal, BL Ochman, twittered late last evening that the moon was beautiful, so I grabbed my Pentax Lumix camera and headed for the back yard. Gorgeous. I struggled to get a good picture, and failed, even when I used my tripod. Not to worry, I'm going to set up my Canon digital SLR so I can try again tonight. Little did I know that earlier that same evening, just a few miles away, my brother, David Crook, was in the parking lot of Big Lots when he spotted the magnificent sunset. He grabbed his Pentax and got a few good shots. Granted, sunsets look their best with some kind of landmarks involved, but in this case, they would have detracted from the splendor in the sky. Here's what I think is the best of the "lot."
Andie Burton, my niece, graduated from Mossyrock High School in June 2008. Right now she's in Italy with Global Expeditions, Italy, a Christian organization. Her next adventure will be a bit later this year when she enters a college in Alaska. Here's a shot of Andie talking on the phone while in Italy: Oh, and did I mention that Andie's home is Christmas Hills Tree Farm, home of the Burton Blue Noble fir? Yep.