Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Record High

Oil has reached a record high, while everyones wallets have hit a record low. Wow!!!


Talks on Withdrawl

Seems this has been getting a lot of talk with the president's approval rating, democrats controlling congress and the 08' elections coming up. I was watching C-Span the other night and the committee was talking about withdrawl and not to set an unattainable goal.

Here is an insteresting NPR story on the withdrawl.


Sunday, July 29, 2007

1st and 2nd

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these.
Mark 12:28-31

Wonder what would happen if we would constantly put this to pratice.........

Saturday, July 28, 2007


Where to start. Been busy as everyone else in this world. Had a couple weird dreams about consumerism and they made me really think about the impact consumerism has on our society. Why do we want certain things, where we expand most of our energy, where most of our thoughts are, why we see something cool or beautiful and immediatly want it before enjoying it for what it is. We are an impulsive society that has a bad case of consumerism. What would happen if we took that energy and gave more back to our society. Instead of hitting the mall or bookstore going to the soup kitchen, instead of buying that flat screen TV we don't need feeding a family for a couple months, instead of thinking of ways to buy that next product thinking of ways we can help others and the list goes on and on.

Challenge for the week: Calculate how many times you think of purchasing something vs. how many times you think of helping somebody else or doing something good for society. You will probably be as suprised as I was.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Current Reading: "Simply Christian"
Current Music: When the Music's Over--The Doors
Mood: Can't wait for the weekend
Sounds: Jim Morrison Screaming
Smells: My laundry detergent
Sights: Guitar in the Corner
Temperature: 91 degrees
Thoughts: More managing less doing.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Christian Kloesel

One of my favorite professors when I was in college. He was truly what I considered a great educator and person.

Memorial Resolution Here

Thursday, July 12, 2007

This fits me....

A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
- Thomas Mann

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Guess the Song

"Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream
I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been"

Probably one of my favorite classical songs.

Music From IU

Some music from my Alma Mater. Look and Listen Here


Stole the idea from John Craig.

Current Reading: Rolling Stone
Current Music: Beatles White Album
Mood: Calm, Refreshed
Sounds: McCartney belting out "Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da"
Smells: My Cologne
Sights: My shelf
Temperature: 91 degrees
Thoughts: Finally glad to slow down a bit and can't wait for Church tomorrow.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Fourth of July

Had a wonderful Fourth with family. We went down to Delray Beach to watch fireworks and enjoy the day. Hope everyone else had a good rest and fireworks show.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Monday, July 2, 2007


This is one of many things on my shelves in my office. I took a picture of it because it has a kinda funny story. While Ottmar Liebert is one of my favorites, the last time he was in Orlando I didn't get to go to the show because I was working so much. I think this was in the Fall of 2004 if I remember correctly. So a friend went to the show instead. He took his wife and mother along with him and I guess some big wig didn't show up and my friend, his wife and mother ended up getting a front row table. He also got me this signed CD that sits on my office shelf.

Moral of the story: Take time out from work to do the things you enjoy.

New Smyrna

Went to New Smyrna Beach yesterday with Andrea and my mother-in-law Gloria. It was such a nice day. A little sun, a little water and a lot of relaxation. Gloria was amazed we could park on the beach; I guess I just always took this for granted. I am leaving to go down to South Florida for the 4th to watch Fireworks from our hotel balcony so this should be a fun week.

Sunday, July 1, 2007


Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
Albert Einstein