Greetings everyone on the day in 1985 that Billy Dee Williams received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. While many find his role as Lando Calrissian to be their personal fav, I am quite partial to his title role in The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings. The Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings are loosely based on the Ethiopian Clowns, a barnstorming baseball team; Bingo Long is based on Satchel Paige, considered to be among the greatest baseball pitchers of all time.
Speaking of barn-storming – last year, more than 50 bloggers around the globe came together to share their reflections in a grid blog called Via Crucis during the week often called HOLY WEEK and in the week after EASTER. The name for this rag-tag effort comes from the Latin words for the Way of the Cross - Via Crucis. The response was astounding to this experiment in distributed global media, which was designed to draw on the creativity, diversity, and theological understanding of the blogging community to a moment in the story of folks practicing faith.
With the beginning of Holy Week (Palm Sunday – April 1) less than 1 week, I am hoping you might join the [Grid::Blog::Via Crucis 2007] - if you are interested please go here: viacrucis2007.org. Ashley Benigno introduced the concept of a grid blog (see details below) which is really quite simple:
during a period of time (from April 1 – May 27), folks would post their own reflection on their own blogs (including media of any type)
(a) [Grid::Blog::Via Crucis 2007] in their subject line and a consistent image in their post (this year’s image)
(b) include links to other gridblog for that day or station
We'd love to have you join this effort by:
* Signing Up! use your voice by posting on your blog reflections . You can choose the Day & the Station you will blog on – feel free to commit to more than 1. You can sign up by adding yourself below in the comments on viacrucis2007.org - please make sure you include your email and blog url in your comment.
* Naming It! For consistency sake, please title your post (s): [Grid::Blog::Via Crucis 2007]<then add your subtitle here>.
* Sending It! By sending your link(s) during this window of time to me
* Passing it on! Send this to 5 or more of your blogging pals and/or post the invite on your blog.
Satchel Page had a wonderful quote: "I never rush myself. See, they can't start the game without me." We can not start the grid blog without folks like you & your blogging friends !