Saturday, April 10, 2021
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
in the day of assistance i recall these moments:
my friend was diligently searching
i was there when he finally found the needed document.
he drove us back to the agency. the process for his assistance was set in motion.
it dawned on me i was seeing the physical action of assistance for my friend. a visual scene of hope, of engagement, of a deep problem being solved.
"LOOK. this is a picture of what work God is doing for you right now," i told my friend.
lots of light uncovering dark dealings.
a problem is being UNCOVERED in BROAD DAYLIGHT.
"jacob's ladder. angels going up and down," i added.
"IN THE MYSTIC REALM," he mused.
"i think God is working above in the heavenlies. On earth as it is in heaven. things we cannot see. being done for you!!!" the metal sculpture on the courthouse lawn was whirling round. its spinning parts added to these moments.
i teared up. what a visual!!!
the recurring picture that comes to me. Jesus is a fountain springing up, over flowing, ready and eager to give.
this hydrant was at first and main streets. it was a yelo hydrant.
one more memory: my friend and i had gone out to lunch. from the mix of people present to eat, an unexpected believer came up to me and began to talk. And what he spoke tied directly into this day of assistance.
in the hands of god.
as a foot note:
the following day the work downtown was complete. no road blocks. no one working. no hydrants flushing. i rubbed my eyes. i just happened to be there when all the commotion was going on. and my friend had seen it too.
wow. just for us to see. thanks.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Saturday, July 6, 2019
It's June 2019. Photos from my Nebraska days at the Centennial College are not clear enough to use for the upcoming reunion. Vicki Van Steenburg phones me from California. A former Centennial College alum she likes my idea. I had talked about doing an inked drawing from photos I had. That way the artwork could be new and original. Her subsequent phone calls kept lighting fires under me. Energizing me.
Here are my new drawings from that montage. Double click on images to enlarge.
(Centennial student pinching strips of paper, released to flutter, watching the ballet drift to the floor. Ink on paper. Karl Marxhausen. 2019)
(four UN-L students at Student Union, building with wood blocks. Ink on paper. Karl Marxhausen. 2019)
(student with wood, with wall sign. Ink on paper. Karl Marxhausen. 2019)
(Centennial student building his tower. Ink on paper. Karl Marxhausen. 2019)
Vicki is pleased with this contribution. Two ink montages will be on display at Love Library at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska during Centennial Reunion October 11- 12, 2019
Schedule and details for October Reunion
The ink work fuels me with joy and giggles ...... as my research continues to unfold.........
Thursday, July 4, 2019
One day when I was a student at the Seward Public High School -- some classmates of mine went with me at the City Park in Seward, Nebraska -- to walk with a long string. My father recorded the event. Double click on images to enlarge.
A follow-the-leader activity. Everyone holds on to the long string and goes for a walk.
City Park, Seward, Nebraska. Circa 1973. (photo by Reinhold Marxhausen)
My classmates Jeff Bowman and Herb Jensen lead the rest.
Three years later --- in 1976 I attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. I lived in a dormitory on 16th Street. The Centennial Educational Program was housed in Love Hall, next door to the Neihardt Residential Center. I took independent study classes thru Centennial.
On afternoon in 1976 --- a dozen students from that complex met together to go for a walk. A walk around the campus while holding a long string. Dubbed the "String Walk." It was ad-lib. Impulsive. Creative. Something us centennial-ites enjoyed doing. Laughing. Exploring.
There were no photographs of that outing. It was spontaneous.
When I talked with Vicki Van Steenburg over the phone 43 years later -- the fun and excitement of my Centennial years came back to me. Energy from those wonderful memories egged me on to do a pencil composition at my desk.
Last month the inked 18 by 24 inch illustration was complete and mailed to the planning committee in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Here are portions of that work.
(rampark parking garage and elevator. Ink on paper. Karl Marxhausen. 2019)
(up and down front steps of Nebraska state capitol. Ink on paper. Karl Marxhausen. 2019)
(front door to back door, through department store. Ink on paper. Karl Marxhausen. 2019)
(the string itself. Ink on paper. Karl Marxhausen. 2019)
(going through Nebraska football fans, outside the Lincoln stadium. Ink on paper. Karl Marxhausen. 2019)
(starting at the beginning, front steps of the Centennial College. Ink on paper. Karl Marxhausen. 2019)
Two ink works will be on display in Love Library on the campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Centennial College Reunion will be held October 11 and 12, 2019.
The two day reunion with full details CLICK here.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Water is 55 degrees F. Air is 65 degrees F. This is how I do Cold Thermogenesis in Missouri.
43 minutes. This is the real deal. My main focus is maintaining my breathing. To hear my comments go to the following time stamps.
00:39 check water temp
05:05 clock time
08:51 focus breathing
11:59 duration in cold
13:42 about shivering
15:45 sunshine helps
16:29 skin tone
17:27 extend time
21:21 marker 20
22:07 surrounding temp
23:27 bird song
24:58 tub fits one person
26:08 cooling with ice
29:00 toe touch warm ups
31:19 marker 30
31:36 when to go longer
36:35 marker 35
39:00 no distractions
39:15 body burns fat
39:25 white fat
39:31 brown fat
39:50 water at 50 - 55 converts white fat to brown adipose tissue
40:07 brown fat warms organs
40:25 happens while I sit here
41:35 marker 40
WRISTS IN HOT WATER WARMS ME UP THE BEST.
Eleven minutes. Cold organs from being in cold water. It takes one to two hours to bring internal body temps back up to normal. Activity helps. Wrists in warm to hot water does it the fastest for me.
The tub we use:
These are easy methods for cold adaption that Jack Kruse provides:
Drinking hot water helps warm up my internal organs.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Just look at the exposed roots.
Jan called the trees DEAD.
One day in Spring I notice feathers of green fuzz. Then the smallest buds.
Shoots unfurl. Leaves fan out on the parallel trunks. In spring of 2018 shade is created. The space is a place to explore and be inside tucked away from sight. Yessss.
The two trees full of leaves in 2018 are tied to the activity of God.
The one who delights in the way of the LORD, who considers and takes to heart His instruction WILL BE ---
like a tree planted by the rivers of water... that brings forth its fruit in its season... whose LEAF will not wither... and whatever one does will prosper. book of psalms, chapter one, verses two and three
Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD... and whose hope is the Lord. One will BE LIKE A TREE.... PLANTED BY THE WATERS... spreading out its roots down by the stream. One will not fear when the heat comes. But its leaf will be green!! And will not be anxious in the year of drought... nor will it cease from bearing fruit. book of jeremiah, chapter seventeen, verses seven and eight
The two trees are a word picture for me.
A reminder of whose I am.
Who my Keeper is.
The LORD is active alive.
He has planted me - waters me -
The trees are alive and green in 2018 and will be also in 2019.
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