Chinese Joy!

This portrait was taken before I got my good camera.  It has low resolution but I would like to share it with you anyway because it brings me such joy.  These three young women were students at Valparaiso University that we hosted years ago.  This was an impromptu photo taken while they were sitting on a bench at a museum.  These ladies were family for a short while but will always remain in my heart. 

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Upstanders Mural


Upstanders Mural – Facing History and Ourselves, Memphis, TN

These extraordinary Memphians embraced the challenge to speak out, stand up for others, and make decisions that have helped to create a more inclusive, just, and compassionate Memphis. Located at 115 Huling Avenue (near the National Civil Rights Musuem), this mual was created by artists: by artists Nelson Gutierrez, a Bogota, Columbia native who now works out of Memphis, and Cedar Nordbye, an associate professor at the University of Memphis and founder of the Memphis Mural Brigade.

The mural was a collaborated effort between the UrbanArt Commission, National Civil Rights Museum and Downtown Memphis Commission.

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The Lorraine Hotel

The Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, TN on April 4, 1968 in room 306.   I have no idea why the signs state a different name.

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