Cleanup begins at Mother Mosque of America

Cleanup up from flood damage at the Cedar Rapids Mother Mosque from Richard Pratt.

Volunteer crews lent a hand Saturday, June 21, 2008, to clean up flood damage at the Mother Mosque of America in northwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Numerous books and artifacts at the mosque were destroyed when the Cedar River left its banks earlier this month. The Cedar Rapids center is the oldest mosque in the United States.

OSU Battle of the Bands timelapse

For your Sunday viewing, here’s a video timelapse featuring last Friday’s Battle of the Bands at Oregon State University. I uploaded this one to Vimeo. Their system retains more of the original video’s quality than uploads on YouTube. Rental 58 was one of the bands at this year’s event. Their lead singer, Matt, happens to be one of my favorite baristos.