Category Archives: Essay

Quartz Rocks

Our 10 year old son is suddenly interested in precious metals. It began with a can of spray paint and some blocks of wood.  He noticed some pieces of two-by-four that were about the same size as gold bricks.  “Where has your … Continue reading

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This year, I resolve to be sure to keep my resolutions.  So far it’s going pretty good.  I ate a BUNCH of Monkey Bread and topped it off with some Asian Fusion, delivered to our house and so devious in … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day (Observed)

Two items of note: 1) Today is New Year’s Day [Observed] 2) Our Atomic Clock is suddenly 10 minutes slow Because New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday, which we all agree isn’t a real day, its observance was transferred … Continue reading

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The Consequence of Paying Attention is Wisdom.

I started running church sound at a young age.  Back then we ran everything in the Sunday worship service through an Electro Voice 16 channel audio board, model BK-1642.  Each fader controlled the volume of each individual mic and sound … Continue reading

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Monday WebLog

    I woke up this morning a full thirty minutes before my alarm went off and made the mistake of going back to sleep.  At that point, my body usually does one of two things: I either can’t quite … Continue reading

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Fear Factor

I’ve had the same conversation three different times with three different people in the last 24 hours: our culture is scared out of its mind, and there’s not much sign that things will soon improve.  We’re afraid of terrorists, yet … Continue reading

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Snow Day ($1.91)

  This snowy morning I was reminded of how important it is to be specific when you say to your children “please go out and clean the snow off the cars.”  I should have added: “and please do not to … Continue reading

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