Monthly Archives: September 2008

Standup Desk at Church

I got rid of the behemoth. When I moved my day off from Friday to Monday, I still wrote my sermons on Friday, but no longer on my day off. As a result, I no longer wrote them at home. … Continue reading

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Frogs in the machine room

I’ve already blogged this on my church blog, but I just keep chuckling at this image:

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Talking Like Pirates

If you’re like many people who try to talk like a pirate, you don’t really know what to say, other than the 3 A’s: arrgh, avast, and ahoy. Here, then, a deep-link to my very own blog, to give you … Continue reading

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Great Voices

Five years ago, during the fall of my first term in Seminary, I took a class called “Speech Communications in Ministry 101.” In it I found out just how terribly awful I am at the use of my voice as … Continue reading

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More Lipstick

It’s morning in America and I’m feeling perhaps a little more charitable, so I’ll revise and extend my remarks about yesterday’s “lipstick” furor.

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Lipstick on a Pig

I used the phrase “putting lipstick on a pig” a couple of months ago at a ministerial meeting. One of the local tribes recently decided that California didn’t have enough casinos yet, so they’re building a new one in Twentynine … Continue reading

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It Came From The Science Fair

It Came From The Science Fair Originally uploaded by The Joy Of The Mundane I love this science fair entry. It’s worse even than the one I did before I got cured of science fairs.

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Obama activates female surrogates

According to this NY Times piece: Senator Barack Obama will increasingly lean on prominent Democratic women to undercut Gov. Sarah Palin and Senator John McCain, dispatching Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to Florida on Monday and bolstering his plan to deploy … Continue reading

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Palin Speech

I really liked it. Even better was the way the family was highlighted. The best defense is not to be distracted by side issues. Note. We don’t have cable, and since we’re in the middle of nowhere, that means we … Continue reading

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Rush in Rio

I just got done watching Rush’s live concert DVD Rush in Rio. Whoa! What a great concert. It was performed as part of their Vapor Trails tour — not my favorite of their albums, but honestly, there was only one … Continue reading

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