Friday, April 27, 2007


Went for a nice ride today around the back side of my neighborhood. It is amazing the things you never notice when you are in a car. Saw some cool houses that reminded me of Indiana, it made my kinda homesick. Riding in my neighborhood is much better than riding on the bike/walk/run trail that the City of Winter Springs built. By riding around my house I get to see all things I normally miss while I am jamming out to the radio.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters song "Times Like These" is such an awesome song. The video is catchy because it shows people seemingly throwing their attachments off a bridge; couple that with the lyrics and it sends a nice message.

I am a one way motorway
I’m the one that drives away
Then follows you back home
I am a street light shining
I’m a wild light blinding bright
Burning off alone

It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again

I am a new day rising
I’m a brand new sky
To hang the stars upon tonight
I am a little divided
Do I stay or run away
And leave it all behind?

It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Something else to chew on...

A couple more quotes.....

Taken from Susan McElroy's Book "Animals and Healers and Teachers"

Spiritual leader Meher Baba said, "Things that are real are given and received in silence."

"All wisdom," Thomas Aquinas says, "is given to us on loan."

"Men and women everywhere are being made acutely aware of the fact that something essential to life and well-being is flickering very low in the human species and threatening to go out entirely. This "something" has to do with such values as love...unselfishness...sincerity...loyalty to one's best Practically every animal has these assets in abundance and is eager to share them, given the opportunity and encouragement.

--Jay Allen Boone
"Kinship with All Life"

Monday, April 16, 2007

Virginia Tech

Pray for those at Virginia Tech. Such a sad and senseless act of violence.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Started a new book

Started a new book yesterday called "Animals as Teachers and Healers" by Susan McElroy. As many of you know I am an avid animal lover so this book is a great read. Here are some quotes I tabbed while reading it...

Native American elder David Monongye wrote a letter to the United Nations, urging the leaders of all nations to consider the wisdom of obedience to what Native Americans call our "original instructions". He advised, "The original instructions of the Creator are universal and valid for all time. The essence of these instructions is compassion for all life and love for all creation. We must realize that we do not live in a world of dead matter, but in a universe of living spirit. Let us open our eyes to the sacredness of Mother Earth, or our eyes will be opened for us.

As Dostoyevsky wrote, "When you love every creature, you will understand the mystery of God in created things."

At a symposium on nature and spirit, Protestant theologian Sally McFague presented a modern look at our ancient notion of "dominion" over the Garden of Eden. She proposed that the devastating social, spiritual, and ecological problems we face today hinge on our refusal to sit down and "take our place in the scheme of things." Our intended place is not that of overlord or master, but one of a respectful and loving partnership.

Storyteller Joseph Bruchac speculates that perhaps animals are wiser than human beings because they do not forget how to behave: "A bear never forgets it is a bear, yet humans often forget what a human must do. Humans forget to take care of their families and forget to show respect to other things. They become confused because of material possessions and power"

Just some things to ponder...

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Bacholer Weekend

Wife is in Indiana I am in Florida. Spent Friday with my friend Joe hanging out then another buddy Joe came into town from Indiana. Hung out with him Saturday. We hung a hammock, finished the deck out back, watched Borat (which was kinda disappointing) and went to good ole' Steak and Shake for dinner. Sunday woke up Joe headed back to Indiana I went to Church, Mom and Dads house for Easter dinner, Chris' house to watch some of the Masters, then back home to watch the finish of the Masters. Now just sitting here reading and hanging out with Wrigley. Fun weekend!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Native Americans

"Don't Drink the Water" by Dave Matthews is a powerful song about the extermination of the Native Americans. My father-in-law rides the route the Nez Pierce trail every year. He gets some very cool pictures.

BB King, Clapton and Phil Collins

See it here

Tuesday, April 3, 2007


Very tired today, not much sleep last night. Yawn! I did find a funny article today though read into however you would like...

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Red Moon Rising

I just finished this book and I have to say it was awesome! Definitely worth the read and keeps you hanging on. Here are some quotes from "Red Moon Rising" by Pete Greig.

God is not a mindless dispenser of demolition techniques; He is looking for relationship with those who dare to trust him against all odds.

"Everyone prays," he pointed out. "Even non-Christians pray. The difference when Christians do it is that they are climbing into the lap of there heavenly father."

God wants to take us on a progressive adventure in prayer, moving from monochrome spirituality to full color surround sound interactive! This may mean learning to open our eyes to pray instead of shutting them. It may mean noise as well as silence and harmony. It may mean movement as well as stillness.

....and was met with a great deal of apathy from the other young theologians at the college who were apparently more interested in talking about God than talking to Him.

He longs that we would vacate our buildings from time to time, that we would turn our temples into tabernacles, that we would become like Him, the friend of sinners. We are the light of the world, but no one wants to stare at the bulb. We are the salt of the earth, but a whole plate of the stuff will make you sick. The people of God are called to scatter and mix, to mingle and move, to influence from a position of weakness, like a small child in a large family, like yeast in a loaf, like a mustard seed beneath a pavement.