Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month January 2008

Trunk monkey

I usually post videos on my Tumblr blog, but these were just too good! Thanks to AJ Huffman for forwarding them to me.

Review: The Incredible Invention of Hugo Cabret (rated 4 stars)

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick What a delightful surprise this book was! It’s bulky 533 page mass beckoned mysteriously the last time the kids and I were at the public library. The library had put it on… Continue Reading →

Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (rated 5 stars)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) by J. K. Rowling Aaaaaaah. I sat up til late last night savoring every word and nuance of the final Potter book. I had put off reading it forever, knowing that after… Continue Reading →

Imitate me?

Someone recently told me that they’d read my “Our Story” series and felt like it had helped them to know me better. That’s a little scary, in all honesty – to think that my blog helps introduce people to me…. Continue Reading →

Joy in cleaning commodes

This past Saturday a small group of folks from our church met to do a “Dirty Job.” We had buckets, cleaning supplies, rubber gloves and slightly apprehensive attitudes. The plan? Go clean public restrooms as a way of showing people… Continue Reading →

Raising money for a Mac Mini at church

Well, I put the little ChipIn widget on my blog more than a week ago, and to date… nada. You can see the page here. Sniff. However, I thought I’d try a plug here in an entry in case some… Continue Reading →


I’ve enjoyed using Tumblr for a while. It’s a great way to kwik-blog. Just thoughts, photos, quotes or craziness. You can see the link on the right of this blog. Imagine my chagrin when I discovered that it’s hardly visited…. Continue Reading →

My iPhone jailbreak saga

This is going to put many of you to sleep. So, if it’s late and the kids are in bed, fire up this entry and you’ll be nodding off in no time. However, if you’re interested in jailbreaking your phone… Continue Reading →

Jobs not jobs… (Macworld ’08)

The most pressing revelation in the country today was not jobs, as in unemployment, but Jobs, as in Steve. Today was MacWorld 2008 , with Steve’s annual jaw-dropping keynote presentation. What was unveiled? Well, go to Apple’s website for all… Continue Reading →

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