Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month

March 2008

WordPress theme winner, blog commenting, and networking

Woohoo! Just got word this past week that I won a premium WordPress theme from ithemes.com. Many thanks to Ian Stewart over at themeshaper.com for the contest. All you had to do was… Just let the community know what you… Continue Reading →

Compiling social website lifestreams

Over the past few weeks, I’ve used several sites to test out their lifestream capabilities. You can see some of them in other entries in this series. However, I wanted to comment on three in particular here: FriendFeed, Plaxo, and… Continue Reading →

Got a vision? Sit on it.

Fonzie from Happy Days used to dispense “Sit on it” as if it were a prescribed medication for overactive teenagers. Spoken in the midst of an exasperating situation, the leather-coated royalty of cool would command, “Sit on it!” and all… Continue Reading →

Review: Charlie Bone, Midnight for Charlie Bone (rated 3 stars)

Midnight For Charlie Bone (Children of the Red King) by Jenny Nimmo I have seen these Charlie Bone books occupying bookshelves for a few years now. I heard they were disappointingly similar to the Harry Potter books. Since I’ve completed… Continue Reading →

The Age of Conversation

I’ve been selected (actually, I asked to be included, and I was!) to be an author for the Age of Conversation 2008! I’ll be writing about the topic “Life in the Conversation Lane.” The first edition has been released, but… Continue Reading →

Review: The Fifth Discipline

The Fifth Discipline by Peter M. Senge It’s been a while since I chewed on this much at one time in a book. Recommended in a Catalyst podcast by Andy Stanley, pastor of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA,… Continue Reading →

Eighty-two

Review: Preaching the Cross (rated 4 stars)

Preaching the Cross (Together for the Gospel) by Mark Dever Four preacher-friends have come together not only to form a new ministry alliance but now have also written their first book. Mark Dever, CJ Mahaney, Al Mohler and Ligon Duncan… Continue Reading →

Lifestream plugins

I’ve been trying out four different lifestream plugins and wanted to offer a review of them. The four I tried are SimpleLife, RSS Stream, Lifestream Manager, and Actionstream. The picture below is how each showed up in a page created… Continue Reading →

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