Thursday, March 30, 2006


Jesus es mi amigo

A bid for world peace, or tourism or just cool pictures

Paris Daily Photo and its ilk have become a daily web visit for me. I get to visit the world one picture at a time with locals, the best type of tour guide, and it rocks. This is the first time I have had a desire to get any sort of digital picture taker. I want to join the family.

My church

I was thinking about where I worship. It isn't in the four walls of my local church. Nor do I spend much time alone with a bible or prayer book in meditation. But, I can be found at least four times a week at a house of the bean, behind a computer or book. I will be soaking in the light of a LCD display or printed page and the spare minutes that I have been given. What does this say? I have some ideas, but for now it is something for me to think about.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Spending some time catching up on things I missed.

There is only so much a person can listen to, read, and watch while a decade is passing, by. Right now I am trying to catch up on some of the movies and music. REM and Silence of the Lambs are the two that I am currently consuming. Next on the list will be Tommy boy. Now I might get some of the jokes that people over 30 keep saying. I don't know if I will every be able to stomach Seinfeld.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


I learned a new word while reading with my daughter: Perfidy. This book we are reading has a moving description of forgiveness as well. If you have the time "The Tail of Despereaux Tilling" is a worthy read.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Materialism, Technolust, and Lent

For better or worse I have started to keep a shoping list of big ticket items that have been rolling around in my head. The list includes things like a Mountain Smith bag, Utility Kilt, replacement engagement ring (really this is for my wife to get for me) and other "stuff". Along with this, I would like to have a computer (laptop) at my house again. It isn't just me, the Mrs. would like one too. There is a feeling, in my gut that these might be some of the things that so easily ensnare.

We were bedding down for the night and I was explaining that I would not give up the coffee shop habit for lent, becasue it was made at the last minute and not thought out. My dear one, shot back with a smile, "Yea, we wouldn't want to sacrifice something useful. who wants to give up wifi?" Ouch, it is going to take all "40" days to get over that one.