Whirlwind Missions

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Research! Westside!

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:26 pm  

Saturday night I edited video.

This morning I worked on the Research List GRG-GA.

Then met up with Kathy at Westside BC.

Pastor Ben spoke on prayer.

After the service, we had a short meeting of the outreach team for local events.

Came home to work on updating social media.

Burned DVD for the team from N. Gwinnett.

Uploaded to YouTube.

Sent thank you email to team with list of galleries for pictures and video.

Enjoyed playing Battlefront.

Did research on the new iPhone 7 Plus. This large phone actually has two cameras facing forward. Pretty impressive specs.

I also decided on a gimbal for my new phone, which I haven’t gotten yet. I looked at multiple options, DSLR like the Canon Rebel, Videocamcorders and using iPhone 7+. Since I’m on the plan to get the new phone anyway, decided to get the gimbal for the iPhone. A gimbal is a device that grips the iPhone and has image stabilization.

The video is completely smoothed out. But the main thing is security. I never felt comfortable shooting with an iPhone. I always felt like I was going to drop it. With a gimbal I think I’ll feel secure.

My right elbow has been bothering me today. Not sure what I did to aggravate that.

Admin duties now.

I like my keyboard.

I saw this little nest outside the church doors.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

N. Gwinnett Church! BHFM! Missions!

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:52 pm  

Lots of pollen in the air!

This was good news.

Ashley, Penelope and I had fun working with our team from N. Gwinnett Church today! We gave them a briefing on how to round up the kids as well as how to act at the Buford Highway Farmers Market.

Took them on Safari to the Buford Highway Farmers Market.

Penelope is always a perfect little partner.

She put about eight Hello Kitty bags in the cart.

Then to the missions!

Came home to work on admin duties and edit/post video.


I just read this in Time magazine.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Podcast! Girls!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:15 pm  

This morning I recorded! WOOT!

I love this edition of Verbal Surgery -437- “Otto Pilot!”

Who is really in control? How can we communicate with that part? Click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to server.

Link on Facebook.

Had lunch with Ashley, Penelope, Kathy and Jesse at Al Madina. Good times!

Then Ashley, the baby and I went to Goodwill to look for shirts and clothes for Jesse, Miles and the girls.

We always have fun looking! I can’t help but buy her stuff. She’s just so cute!

Repaired a hat for Kathy.

Sorted her pills for another month.

Found her phone under the seat in m car.

Admin duties now.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Research! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:06 pm  

I got some new wireless Ear Buds yesterday. Wow. They are super good. It’s cool to walk around away from my phone and still get music.

Spent time working on the Research List, in particular the Granular List Green–GA.

I finished two cards today. Many of these little towns have no church that fulfills our criteria: have a website, with a youth director, who has an email.

I go through hundreds of web sites.

Paid bills.

Ate lunch with my whole family today. Such a blessing. Penelope’s first molar is coming in!

Came home to rest. Then went to Clarkston to pick up Ashley to work at the mission. I’ve been working on my Spanish with the kids. The Pre-K children don’t speak any English. I talk to them in Spanish and Penelope talks to them in her own language.

She is always thinking and knows exactly what she wants.

Her favorite was the Barbie car.

Admin duties now.

The pollen is starting to come. I like Penelope’s hand prints the best! It was fun to get Jesse and Kathy to play, too.

Mixed message?

I love my Pink Magnolias!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Podcast! Girls! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:13 pm  

I worked on the Granular List Green till late last night.

Had fun this morning: RECORDING!

I could listen to myself talk for hours. A jumbo edition of Verbal Surgery -436- “Mini MAXIMUM!.”

Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to server.

Link on Facebook.

Enjoyed lunch with the girls. We are teaching Penelope the colors. I bought different colored bags to put stuff in.

The power blinked out at my house. Had to reset the clocks.

Worked on a letter for one of the ladies at the mission.

Picked up Ashley and Penelope later and took them to the mission. Enjoyed working with the kids. I’ve been steadily going through Macbeth with one of the Bengali students.

The girls were playing school.

Stopped on the way home to pick up Miles’ old cell phone which had a badly shattered screen. Brian, the repairman, said the damage wasn’t even all that bad. Wow.

I got news from London today. Looks like I’m in to speak at the UK Hypnosis Conference in November. Language changes people!

Admin duties now.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Research! O2! Girls! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:17 pm  

Tuesday night, I worked on researching lawyers in Delaware for Jesse’s company, LongGame.

This morning I took back the O2 tanks that Kathy didn’t use.

While I was at the company, I talked to them about other styles for Kathy’s CPAP.

Came home to eat lunch with my girls.

Penelope and I went to the Dollar Store. I’m working with her on colors and wanted similar things that she can put into different colored bags.

Came home to rest and study.

To Clarkston to pick up Ashley and Penelope, then to the mission.
I gave Penelope crackers today. Bad plan for the new car seat.

Ashley did most of the teaching. Adit followed me around while I watched Penelope and I helped him with math.

Home now for Admin duties.

I thought these ants with crackers were interesting.



Monday, March 20, 2017

Podcast! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:55 pm  

Last night, I added more material to my twitter feed.

Recorded a new podcast!

I love origami. This version is origaME! How we fold ourselves and others gives us our distinctions, but we are still all basically the same. Jump into Verbal Surgery -435- “Controlled Unfold.”

Uploaded to my server.

Link on Facebook.

This evening I just migrated the site to the new podcast page site on Libsyn.

Filled up the hummingbird feeders. I bleached and rinsed them yesterday.

Did some research for my new computer. I got a quote from HL computer today.

My computer has been running ok, but it’s been crashing a lot. That’s usually a sign to get new hardware. I’ve had this rig over six years.

Prepped the rest of my feeding station.

Azalea to work with the kids.

Always love spending time with my girls!

Home for admin duties.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Penelope! Westside!

Tim A. Cummins @ 3:33 pm  

I had a fun Saturday.

Did the shopping.

Included a picture frame for the picture my friend Jim Pirtle gave me. It’s by Ike Morgan, a man Jim became friends with.

I framed the picture and hung it up. It was in a pile of other art that was damp and bug eaten. It’s part of its charm.

I made Jim a packet of some of the art that I created in the early 80’s. It was called “mail art.” People from all over the world would produce and send art to museums and installation organizers. We decorated the envelopes in this kind of style.

Believe it or not, I once had one of my collage pieces in the Dallas Museum of Fine Art.

Ate lunch with Kathy at I Love Wings. Korean food there was amazing!

Watched Penelope for several hours. She just keeps getting better and was SO glad to see me. She gave me some good hugs and kisses. It was so sweet.

I cleaned all my hummingbird feeders out with bleach. Penelope helped me rinse them out.

I’m teaching her to make her hand like a cup so I can pour stuff in them. She was helping me feed the birds.

Later, she spit out a handful of seeds that she had in her cheek.

She’s a crowd pleaser!

Had a restful evening. Played some games.

Sunday morning, Kathy and I went to Westside for church.

Pastor Ben spoke on reaching the lost. He spoke on Jonah.

He asked me to pray for the congregational prayer this morning. Always happy to do that. I believe this.

Kathy loves motorcycles.

K and I ate Captain Ds. It was good but kind of made me a little nauseous.

On my way home, I checked out one of my favorite antique places: Once Possessed. I’ve gotten some of my favorite Yoda items there, including this cool flashlight today.

You squeeze a handle in the back, Yoda opens his mouth and a green flashlight beam shoots out. Groovy!

Admin duties now.

The start of pollen to come.

I liked this print Ashley wore.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Houston! Jim Pirtle! Notsuoh! Museums! Mueck!

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:38 pm  

I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Houston, Texas to visit a college fraternity brother of mine, Jim Pirtle. Great to see another NoZe Brother!

He is an amazing artist and has had gallery showings around the world. It was like living with Picasso for a couple of days.

His whole house looks like an art instillation.

He owns a night club in Houston called notsuoH. Super funky place. I loved the decor.

The signage on the building is original.

Jim lives above notsuoH on the third floor. He was so gracious to open up his place to me.

I used public transport a lot while I was there. Only $1.25 to get downtown from the airport. Fast too. I never ask people to pick me up at the airport if there’s public transport.

I loved the architecture. The geometry. The colors.

This building looked like fluorite to me.

I saw some fantastic museums while I was there.

This globe could spin.

The paleontology exhibits were world class.

I thought the lighting was incredible.

I liked the people skeletons getting involved.


The petrified wood section was beautiful.


I liked this lemur.

I’m big on Egypt.

They also had an extraordinary exhibit on feather head dresses from the Amazon. EXACTLY what I’ve been thinking about with our theme “Get Tribal.”

They look better on the birds.

The Natural Science Museum is also known for its collection of minerals. Although the Smithsonian in Washington, DC and the Science Museum in London have MORE minerals, I think the lighting of these was exceptional.

The hanging fish were cool.

My final day in Houston, I went to the Museum of Fine Arts, specifically to see the exhibit by Ron Mueck! His background is in making props for TV shows and movies.

He does hyper realistic sculpture. Absolutely fantastic and mind boggling.

This is the size of a car.

This is about 1/3 scale.

I was glad to meet Jim’s daughter, Martha.

He has a gigantic collection of art at his house. He sifted through it to show me his collection of Ike Morgans.

This is the one I chose. Morgan made over 100 pictures of George Washington. I kind of liked the bug eaten look.

We went on Safari to the Row Houses project that Jim’s friend Rick Lowe had created. He won a MacArthur grant for his work in Houston.

Such a super trip! GREAT to be back in the ATL!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Coins! Marietta! Penelope! Roswell! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:35 pm  

I spent most of Sunday with Jesse!

I haven’t been feeling well, so slept in for nearly 12 hours straight. Wow.

Jesse and I took a ride to Marietta to see the Coin Show. I bought some ancient coins for friends of mine.

We came home to rest briefly then went to see Logan. I really like the movie, although I didn’t know it was rated R. I wasn’t expecting the level of violence.

Came home and went to sleep early. Again slept about 12 hours last night.

Rained nearly 1″.

Ashley brought Penelope over for us to watch. Always a delight. We had fun with bubbles today.

After Ash picked up the baby, I went on Safari to Roswell. I had one more little gift for my friend that I’d tracked down there.

Then to the mission to work with the kids. It was rainy. Only a couple showed up. I’m feeling better, although I was glad I didn’t have to work with a rowdy group of kids.

I’ve been packing for my trip for days. Did the clothes packing this evening.

Also cleaned the fish tank.

Repaired my milk cow.

Repaired the Big Globe.

Admin duties now.


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