Who hasn’t wanted to go to Venice and take a gondola ride along the Grand Canal?
Venice’s Canal Grande snakes through the city of Venice, traveling a little more than two miles from Saint Mark’s Square at one end to a lagoon near the Santa Lucia rail station. This ancient waterway ranges in width from 100 to 300 feet. Along the route one glides by beautiful churches and historic palazzos built from the 13th to the 18th century, and passes under the Rialto Bridge, which until the 19th century was the only bridge to cross the canal.
In the distance the Punta della Dogana and the larger Basilica Santa Maria della Salute (La Salute).
Sometimes you have to brag about the home team.
The Wichita State University Shockers basketball team under head coach Gregg Marshall went 31-0, defeating Southern Missouri at home. The final score was 68-45. This was senior night for players Chadrack Lufile, Nick Wiggins, Cleanthony Early, and Kadeem Colby.
Wichita is the first team since St. Joe’s in 2003-2004 to go unbeaten in the regular season, and the first team ever in the history of college basketball to go 31-0. “We are the epi-center of basketball,” Coach Gregg Marshall said, “Now it is on to St. Louis.”
This past year was good to us. So, what will the New Year bring?
We’ve had our share of growing pains. The kids are grown and on their way to who knows where. Let’s hope we’ve taught them well. With love we’ve learned from life’s mistakes. Sometimes, it’s best to forgive and live life anew. Know this, that it is wiser to forget those petty squabbles over this and that. For things don’t matter, it’s family and friends that matter most.
So, what will the New Year bring? Tomorrow and another day, a moment shared with you.