7 Quick Takes Friday (set #141)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko is presented in a new documentary film on Poland in the Solidarity era. A first date recorded for posterity. High school students support…   their janitor. The Croatian National Tourist Board has an official video (yawn), BUT it really will make you want to go there. Elevators, just say no. An artful rendition of an old standard. Some things transcend politics.

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Messenger of Truth is a new documentary film about a Polish Solidarity era martyr, Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko. This looks really good.

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That big first date! The excitement, the preparation, the questions…   How will he dress? Where will he take her? Will she enjoy his company? Will he treat her as a queen? So many questions!

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Young people can be so cruel. They so easily take blessings for granted and overlook those around them, outside of their social circle. Their school janitor for instance.

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The Croatian National Tourist Board has an official video – a rock version of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy (symphony no. 9) performed with their cellist star Ana Rucner. Who knew?

Spotted by my friend Tom

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This is why people are afraid of elevators. In Santiago Chile, an elevator in an apartment building began its ascent opening the inside doors and flying up 30 floors in 15 seconds until it crashed. The occupant was seriously injured.

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Convert Journal is a blog of high culture. As proof, allow me to introduce you to this enchanting rendition of He Ain’t Nothing but a Hound Dog:

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Some things every Democrat, every Republican and every other American should be united in. For the most part, we always have been too. I am speaking about the defense of our country, its citizens and unwavering support for those who put their lives on the line. I find this video just sad.

Some random thoughts or bits of information are worthy of sharing but don’t warrant their own full post. This idea was started by Jennifer Fulwiler to address this blogging need, but is guest hosted this week by Kathryn at Team Whitaker. So, some Fridays I too participate when I have accumulated 7 worthy items. Thank you Jen (and Grace) for hosting this project!


  1. #3: Never underestimate the power of young people to do good.

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