Archive for March, 2012

Music to Ignore

I was perusing the Rabbit Room this morning, as I often do, and found this article written by Matt Conner about background music. I find background music to be an interesting concept – music that is designed to be ignored. So very western. Still I found the music by Olafur Arnalds to be captivating. So [...]

March 31, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: music, Recording  No Comments

If it were me

One of these:                         one of these:                                                             and something along these lines as well:                   at least one of these (but then I’d need a 12 string also…and an electric. and a hollow body…and…): And yes, [...]

March 30, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: random rambling, what are you drunk?  No Comments

Midweek Humor

For those of us with multiple email accounts (from the doghouse diaries):

March 28, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: geeky stuff, humor  No Comments

Wildflowers abound

and yet…I still haven’t found any really great fields of bluebonnets. I did find this today: By the way, if you are interested in Texas wildflowers (as I suddenly have become – interested, that is, not a wildflower), there are a couple of cool websites I’ve found. The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center is run by [...]

March 27, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: photography  No Comments

Worship Music March 25

Continuing his series leading up to Easter, Mike’s message this week was on “blood sacrifice.” Mike was taking passages from the Old Testament related to the animal sacrifice (particularly as it relates to the covering of sins) and then also from the New Testament related to Christ as the perfect sacrifice. When I heard that [...]

March 26, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  3 Comments

Classic Christian Music of the week: Love Coma

I feel remiss that Love Coma was not the first group I featured in my Classic Christian music series, since they were a San Antonio group and my relationship with them goes back to their earliest days. Love Coma was the brainchild of lead singer/songwriter Chris Taylor. They started as another in a line of [...]

March 24, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: music  No Comments

How to Start a Conversation with a Stranger

There are a limited number of truly good ways to start a conversation with someone you don’t know. This is especially true when the someone is a person with whom you truly desire to converse (as opposed to being forced to talk with some random person (in which case it doesn’t really matter how you [...]

March 23, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: humor, random rambling  No Comments

Stuff smart people argue about

I like to read stuff smart people write. I like to pretend that I have a clue what they are talking about. If I could find a conversation about these subjects, I would interject some quote from one of the articles to make myself look smart too. But I don’t know anyone personally who talks [...]

March 22, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, language, stuff to think about, theology  No Comments

In search of…

As you know, I’ve been trying to find fields of wildflowers to shoot before they all disappear. Yesterday I took some family up to Fredericksburg with me on my quest to find fields carpeted with bluebonnets and indian paintbrush and whatnot. Which was a mistake. For a couple of reasons. One, never take non-photographers on [...]

March 21, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: photography  No Comments

Midweek Humor

For my fellow Firefly/Serenity fans (from xkcd).  

March 21, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: geeky stuff, humor  2 Comments