Sunday, September 25, 2011


One common misconception about Nazi Germany was that the police state was solely a creation of the authorities and that the citizens were merely victims. On the contrary, Gestapo files show that 80% of all Gestapo investigations were started in response to information provided by denunciations by “ordinary” Germans.
“There were relatively few secret police, and most were just processing the information coming in. I had found a shocking fact. It wasn’t the secret police who were doing this wide-scale surveillance and hiding on every street corner. It was the ordinary German people who were informing on their neighbors,” wrote Robert Gellately of Florida State University.

Gellately discovered that the people who informed on their neighbors were motivated primarily by banal factors – “greed, jealousy, and petty differences,” and not by a genuine concern about crime or insecurity. This is precisely the kind of environment the ‘See Something, Say Something’ law, and the campaign itself, is designed to create.

Kitchen update and Atlanta, GA

While I was away for my oral boards...

 Bobby was home tearing out our kitchen sink and counter top.
The stainless steel sink with drainboard was salvaged and used in the new construction of the cottage

 A few decades of treasures found behind and underneath the sink cabinet...NASTY!

 Janelle and I got to enjoy this view from our hotel in Atlanta for 4 nights

 I got to come home to this view...

 What a gift of love from the Woods

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hurricane Irene and Will's Baptism

Lots has been happening at the Lambert's this past Month
We made it through Hurricane Irene with only 6 days of power outage and lots of small branches on the ground.  No major property damage occurred on our place.   
Janelle reading by candle light
 First time to board up openings in our buildings
 The kids helped with the clean up
 Our dear New brother in Christ
 One of the gathers for the witnessing of Will's baptism

 James River
The Baptism