Archive for October, 2011

Day 31: Facebook fast

Okay, so officially the fast was over yesterday. As you might have guessed if you have been following, this has been the easiest fast I have ever been on. That said, I am curious to know what I have missed. At the same time, I don’t really care. It’s an odd feeling, really. So, things [...]

October 31, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 30, Facebook Fast  2 Comments

Sermon inspired meanderings

Sometimes during the sermon my mind begins to wander. This is me confessing that I sometimes stray from the pastor’s train of thought and hop on my own. But you do it, too, so stop pretending you’re offended. Today, Pastor Pratt said something that got me thinking: “We think of God in human terms.” It’s [...]

October 31, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: random rambling, stuff to think about, worship and the church  No Comments

World Series 2011: What we learned

What good would any sporting event, even one as important as the World Series, be if you couldn’t learn something from it? Why, then it would only be something to watch – something to relish or to curse, something to lift your spirits or crush your soul. Good thing for us, then, that there are [...]

October 29, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Sports, St. Louis Cardinals, Top 4  No Comments

Cardinals Win!!

After an improbable ending to the regular season that saw the St. Louis Cardinals qualify for the playoffs on the last day, after an improbable postseason that saw the Wild Card team beat the heavily favored Phillies and then follow with beating the heavily favored Brewers to get to the World Series, after an unbelievably [...]

October 28, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Sports, St. Louis Cardinals  No Comments

Cards win in 11; series goes to Game 7

No (live) rally squirrels were spotted, but given the events of Game 6 they must have been nearby. What started out as an ugly game with the Cardinals committing three errors and the Rangers – or Michael Young more specifically – accounting for two, somehow turned into one of the most exciting and memorable World [...]

October 28, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Sports, St. Louis Cardinals  No Comments

Master of the Metal

Believe it or not, that is the title of an ‘80s Christian rock album. The group was Messiah Prophet Band. And as I type this, I am recording said record into my computer to be cleaned up and transferred to mp3. That’s right, after finding all those classic tapes and getting them copied into the [...]

October 26, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, stuff I think is cool  3 Comments

Delayed Gratification

Used to be it had to actually rain to postpone a game, but these days a messy sky will do the trick. It’s not a terribly bad decision. If you start the game and the weather comes in, the two starting pitchers will probably not be able continue (depending on how long the delay is) [...]

October 26, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Sports, St. Louis Cardinals  No Comments

Top 4 Bad ideas in Major League Baseball

We continue baseball week with a look at the four worst ideas that Major League Baseball has either adopted or is considering. We’ll take two historical (and epically) bad ideas first and then two that the commissioner has stated he is considering (and which rumor says will be implemented). 1. DH – Yes, American League [...]

October 25, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Sports, Top 4  No Comments

Rangers take control; lead 3-2

For the Texas Rangers, the magic number is now 1, and for St. Louis, the number that will haunt them is 12. Twelve runners left on base. Cardinals hitters batted 1-12 with runners in scoring position. With numbers like that, even Chris Carpenter’s excellent effort wouldn’t be enough to get the Cardinals the win. CJ [...]

October 24, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Sports, St. Louis Cardinals  No Comments

Day 24: Facebook Fast

I’m beginning to wonder if I need to go back to Facebook. I’ve gotten used to not being on it, to not knowing what is going on in that virtual world and just living in this other one. And I don’t mind it. I even rather like it. Back in the early days of the [...]

October 24, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 30, Facebook Fast  2 Comments