Coming Up for Air

Unpacking, Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Assembling, Shoving, Climbing… This has been my life for the past 9 days. Even though I’m living on Ibuprofen, I literally wake up in the morning aching before I even move! Despite the fact that Comcast has still not installed the cableTV, Internet, and home phone service (more to come on that later!), the house is… Continue reading

Victory Yet Again — 3 for 3!

For the past month I’ve been driven insane by a mysterious rattle sound in the back of Monica, the Lexus RX 450h. I had no idea what started it, why it was rattling, exactly where the rattle was, or how to stop it. It only made the rattling noise when I hit a sharp bump in the road. It’s been… Continue reading

A Sermon that Resonates

I stumbled upon this by accident. Normally, I’m not patient enough to watch a YouTube video that’s 18 minutes long. But Dr. Ray immediately caught my attention with his concept of the Canon within the Canon. What he says in this short sermon resonates deeply with me. The message of the real Christ of the Canon is social justice. Faith… Continue reading

Capitalism and the Essence of Place

I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of place, especially how physical place relates to creativity and production through psychological space. (You can read my first post, back in 2004, on this topic: here.) A few months ago I read an incredibly fascinating series of articles on the essence of place and how it is changing, rapidly. But, I digress…… Continue reading

Two Signs of the Times

In the past few days I’ve seen two bumper stickers that caught my attention. They were on two different cars and seen at two different times and locations. I have recreated them here with the ever-so-slight commentary of my own creations. (To notice my own commentary, you have to click on the images to see them enlarged.) They both definitely… Continue reading

Two Major Frustrations Solved this Week!

Upgrading to 10.7 I upgraded my computers to OS 10.7 (Lion) after moving into the temporary apartment. Everything went smoothing on my main laptop, but my Mac Pro has given me fits. Over the course of a couple of weeks, containing 5 or 6 phone calls, lasting a minimum of 3 hours each, I’ve worked with top level Apple support… Continue reading