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Posted by wmmbb in DOG BLOG -.

The weather has been on our minds. We had heavy rain the week the week before, and mid-week the rain returned. It has stayed around.

Dexter and Hannah have not been getting out, as they would like to. Blame the dog walker who is over-cautious. He won’t even cross the creek. The event this week is a tree has fallen down, and is blocking the path.

Along with the photos, Silent Partner play, “The Road to You”:

This week eight people were shot in Indonesia, on the pretext of deterring

drug trafficking. Jewel Topsfield reported for The Sydney Morning Herald:

Father Charles Burrows, who provided spiritual guidance to condemned Brazilian man Rodrigo Gularte, said the men met their fate without blindfolds, staring straight ahead.

“Everyone was looking forward, it seems everyone accepted their fate,” Father Burrows said.

He said it was difficult because Gularte, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia when he was a teenager, was mentally ill.

Gularte talked to animals and was afraid of electromagnetic waves from satellites watching him above his prison on the island of Nusakambangan.

In his deluded state, he believed Indonesia had abolished capital punishment and established a prisoner extradition agreement with Brazil, which meant he could go home next year.

“We didn’t think [the execution] would happen,” Father Burrows said. “It is finished. It’s all done.”

Pastor Tuhu Santoso led the prison church Mass in Besi prison on the island before the condemned prisoners were put in isolation on Saturday.

Nigerian Raheem Agbaje Salami, who was known as Stefanus, described how Jesus had saved him.

Chan played the guitar and read a verse from the Bible stating everything that happened was God’s will. Not a single feather would fall off a sparrow, without God permitting it, Chan read.

Chan and Sukumaran told Pastor Tuhu they still believed in miracles and that God would save them but, if they were executed, it was part of God’s plan.

Few people, I suspect could muster such courage in the face of such situation. One wonders what the Indonesians in the firing squad made of it.

Here is Nana Mouskouri’s version of “Amazing Grace”, their final song:

Dexter and Hannah had no comment.



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