Thursday, April 30, 2020
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
We did not ask for this room or this music; we were invited in. Therefore, because the dark surrounds us, let us turn our faces toward the light. Let us endure hardship to be grateful for plenty...We did not ask for this room or this music. But because we are here, let us dance. STEPHEN KING
Monday, April 27, 2020
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Easter III Morning Prayer ~ St. Mary's - Cathedral Road ~ The Rev. Peter M. Carey, Rector 26April20
In difficult times, you move forward in small steps.
Do what you have to do, but little by little.
Don't think about the future, or what may happen tomorrow.
Wash the dishes.
Remove the dust.
Write a letter.
Make a soup.
You are advancing step by step.
Take a step and stop.
Rest a little.
Take another step.
You won't notice, but your steps will grow more and more.
And the time will come when you can think about the future without crying.
Bulletins vs bulletin boards, by Seth Godin
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Joseph E. Trelli
Joseph (Joe) Edmond Trelli, 76, of Lafayette Hill, PA passed away on April 22, 2020 of natural causes.
Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1943 to Giuseppe and Philomena (nee Cinelli), both deceased. Married to Camille (nee Ficarra), deceased. Survived by his daughter Christine Snyder and her husband Stephen Snyder, son Joseph Anthony Trelli, life partner Phyllis Fox, granddaughters Grace Elizabeth Snyder, Qi Trelli, and Violet Trelli, and countless aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Joe was a graduate of South Philadelphia High School, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania with graduate level degrees in Electrical Engineering and Education and spoke fluent Italian. He began his working career as an employee of the Boeing Vertrol facility in Ridley Park, PA, and served as an engineering designer of the still viable CH-47 Chinook helicopter. He held a longtime position with the School District of Philadelphia as a teacher of electronics and industrial arts, from which he retired. He also maintained a business, JET Electronics since the early 1970s. He built his own home in the Miquon section of Whitemarsh township in 1981.
Joe possessed the knowledge, ability, and patience to fix literally anything, and used those talents to help anyone and everyone in all manners of life. Mr. Trelli traveled extensively through North America and Europe, including a journey by train across Canada, and many trips to Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, and Germany. He loved to feast, and though he visited more steakhouses, BBQs, diners, seafood restaurants, cheesesteak and hoagie houses, water ice stands, pizzerias, and Chinese buffets than he could count, his father's Italian food would never be eclipsed.
He held a lifelong love of animals, and spent his life with birds, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, as well as cats Cheshire, Merry, Sam, Monty, and Mango, and German Shepherds Dune and Scout. In addition to family, Mr. Trelli led a passionate life focused on his beloved Sea Isle City, NJ shore house, aviation, boating, his vintage Chevrolet Corvette, Boy Scouts of America, youth job placement, H.O.P.E, Angel Flight East, and served as an active member and volunteer of St. Phillip Neri of Lafayette Hill and the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia.
Given the current environment, a private burial will take place in the immediate, followed by a memorial service and celebration of Mr. Trelli's life with friends and family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Joseph E. Trelli to Angel Flight East, 1501 Narcissa Road Blue Bell, PA 19422 or online at www.angelflighteast.org
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
The Fremen principle, by Seth Godin
this morning is listen to the news.
Instead of the red-winged
The low-moaning morning
dove, her broken record
to open your eyes to reality, too.
Whatever it is and isn’t. Or hear
the dying and recovering there.
Not that you won’t read who died.
of their personal, professional duty.
Cleaning a hospital room.
the tubes and monitors.
As if they could hear the birds
through the fixed windows.
the songs they make this spring
morning. The numbers rising
sirens singing in the canyons
between apartment buildings.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Ella King Russell Torrey,
who dedicated her life to peace and human rights, dies at 94
diplomacy, and human rights after losing her 20-year-old brother during World War II, died
Tuesday, April 14.
at Cathedral Village in Roxborough for 15 years.
that her brother, pilot Louis Russell, had been shot down and was missing in action over
the Pacific. His remains were never found.
Eleanor Roosevelt, who had been appointed by President Harry S. Truman as a U.S. delegate
to the United Nations. She was also Roosevelt’s stand-in on the U.N. Human Rights
and correspondence. She found her boss to be good-humored and a hard worker.
staff meetings and then scheduled U.N. meetings around 10 a.m. Lunch was either
an official meeting in the delegates’ dining room or, as Mrs. Roosevelt preferred,
in the cafeteria, where she carried her own tray and we sat with secretaries, guards,
and U.N. staffers.
occasionally at Val-Kill Cottage," her home in Hyde Park, N.Y.
on the Delaware River in Burlington County. An aspiring dancer, she graduated from the
Agnes Irwin School in Bryn Mawr. She had commuted from New Jersey.
New York City. She failed the test. Once her father heard of the audition, he urged her to
enroll in college. She graduated from Bennington in 1947 with a bachelor’s degree in English.
editor in the Paris bureau of Al-Misri, then Egypt’s largest daily newspaper.
was dealing with the Arab-Israeli issue,” her family said.
of the Security Council, General Assembly, and U.N. committees. The reports helped g
overnment agencies and U.S. embassies overseas formulate U.S. foreign policy.
As a reward for her performance, she was made an aide to Roosevelt.
Later, the Torreys lived in Bethlehem, Pa., where she became director of the local World Affairs
World Affairs Council. An engaging guide, she led cultural-exchange tours to the Soviet Union,
China, and Nepal.
Under her tenure, the Philadelphia branch grew to serve more than 4,000 foreign visitors a year.
Philadelphia Committee on Foreign Relations.
to the U.N., for her 50 years of service. She addressed the delegates during ceremonies in
to her brother and husband, she was preceded in death by daughter Ella King Torrey
and son Carl G. Jr.
Bennington College, 1 College Dr., Bennington, Vt. 95201.