Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Amy Enters, RIP

I never knew Amy Enters, but I was sent her obituary today by a colleague. I want to take a moment here to acknowledge from a distance the life and legacy of a woman who is a contemporary of mine, and whose passing reminded me of the increasing fragility of life.

Amy Enters, age 40, of Barrington, Illinois, formerly of Houston, Texas, passed away November 27, 2007 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Amy was the loving wife of Menno Enters whom she married on September 6, 1997. Amy was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on February 16, 1967 to Carolyn and JR Viola. Cherished sister of Polly (Clay) Wilkins, Kari (Gary) Stadler, and Michael Viola. Fond daughter-in-law of Marina and Jim Enters, and sister-in-law of Karin Enters.

She is survived by sons Matthijs, Marek, and Aidan Enters. Amy was preceded in death by her infant son, Liam. Amy was a woman of exceptionally strong faith, a conqueror, who served as an inspiration to many.

Visitation to be held from 9:00 – 10:30am on Friday, November 30 at St. Francis de Sales, 135 S. Buesching in Lake Zurich, Illinois prior to funeral mass at 10:30am.

Memorial donations may be made to “Menno Enters” in the name of the Enters Family Fund at Cambridge Bank, 1100 South Rand, Lake Zurich, Illinois.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thank You

I've been at this blogging thing for about two and a half years now, and it wouldn't be interesting if it weren't for you, my blogging companions. So today, I'm grateful for this experience and the friendships I've gained here on the interwebtubes. Enjoy this day!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Modern Ruins

Photograph(s) copyright Shaun O'Boyle

Modern ruins, as seen through the lens of photographer Shaun O'Boyle. One thing that leaps out at me is that somewhere along the line (and I believe the line was World War II), we lost a sense of art in the design of most of our buildings. People, the photo above was for a power plant. I'm in that business, and I can tell you that they definitely don't make 'em like that anymore.

Thanks as always to Andrew Sullivan, from whom I get most of my good stuff.