Saturday, October 31, 2009


The other day a friend and I were at a local coffee shop just hanging out. We got to talking about a game I played recently called "PIT" and how much fun that was.
Next thing you know, we were talking about how fun it would be just set up some games there in the coffeeshop and start playing them.

As we were talking about the logistics of doing that, we looked over at the "hospitality room" and no joke, there was a sign out front that said "Boardgame meet up tonight" :-O

It was so funny! We went over and talked with the group about what they were playing and how we could join in. They told us about and i got signed up.
Going to play with them on Friday night.

Can hardly wait!

Have any of you ever done anything with any group?
What were your experiences?

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Was talking with a friend tonight about how much I don't want to be in the same industry I've been in for the last few years, but want to do something more "meaningful".
He pointed me to the IT group at Wycliffe Bible Translators. They have loads of IT related positions and I'm going to follow up with them over the next two weeks to see if anything might come of it.
Just the thought of not having to be in healthcare right now sounds like a relief. It's not the work itself I don't like, it's the fact that I've been in the same area for so long and am ready to give something else a chance.

Also, ran into a guy on a shuttle bus the other night after my CA trip. He's the managing editor of a car magazine that's produced in my town. It was one of those weird conversations where alot of information is exchaged in a very short amount of time, but there's lot of meaning behind it. For some reason, I asked him if he knew anyone that needed a Project Manager and he said "yeah, we do, but we can't pay you"
I told him that might not be a problem, cause I'm trying to learn graphic design and maybe we could work something out. Bought a copy of the magazine at the local Borders tonight and I'm going to contact him this week as well. Who life is so weird lately that this may just be the way I move into a new field.

Can't hurt to have the conversation....

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Took this shot with my iphone "shake it" application at the beach in California. This weed, with the foggy ocean as a background, really captured my attention. I could have stayed shooting it for another hour except my friends just didn't "get" how mysterious these shots would be. There was something beautiful in the shapes and the "feel" of the landscapes as the fog covered most of it.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

U2 livestreaming concert

U2 Live Stream

From a technical perspective, this is the most exciting thing ever! Perhaps up to a billion people across the planet watching one band live in concert.
Amazing times we're living in!

Did you watch?
Why or why not?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

tale of 2 churches

Trying to decide which of 2 churches to call "home".

I feel a connection to both and both have some great features to them.
One has a pastor with over 35 years of bible teaching. he does a great job of explaining the story of the bible and I love listening to him.

The other, a distance away, has only a couple years of pastoring, but he's got a generous spirit that amazes me every time I'm around him.

The first guy's church is local, vibrant and welcoming. They make a real effort to speak words of kindness and optomisim. The second guy's group seems to have a spirit about them of judgementalism and cynisism about each other. Guy A's group likes to hang out with each other, whereas the other group seems to have a bad habit of talking behind each other's backs.

I have lots of stuff in common with the first group and nothing in common with the second.

My heart feels like being with the first group. My head tells me to go with the second.

Hard decision

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Ooze tv interview with Diana Butler Bass

I'm currently reading a book by Justo Gonzalez called The Story of Christianity. It's pretty light weight, just barely introducing themes and characters before moving on to the next topic. But, it has reawaked my interest in the subject. I was a religious studies minor in college and quite enjoyed my history classes in particular.

Just watched TheOOZE.TV interview with Diana Butler Bass. She has a new book out called The People's History of Christianity. It looks like a pretty good easy read as well so I'm going to check it out. I enjoyed the interview and look forward to checking out the book.