Back in 2004 we were awaiting the birth of our first daughter. I was also beginning to teach myself how to write music around then. And I did a lot of sleeping.
Turns out this is a good opportunity to show off my favorite “day 1″ photo…
Those things may not seem related at first glance, though they will shortly. But only two of them actually are.
I vividly remember a dream I . . . → Read More: “This Child” isn’t who you think
Poorly! *rim shot*
So I mentioned before that I’d been writing some music for the last several years and some of it may show up here from time to time. This is the first of those times.
Don’t get all excited. It’s very short – four measures. And it’s choral, not pop. And it’s church music. If you’ve got a problem with any of that, you’re on the wrong blog post.
Anyway… instead of just . . . → Read More: How I write music
It’s time for my annual(ish) list of movies I want to catch this year. Strap in and let the trailers wash over you like pure adrenalin. (Not that I know what an adrenalin shower is like, ’cause I kind of think that would be a bit… icky. Though that’s not really the feeling I think you should take away from watching these trailers… so… look, just get excited, okay? Sheesh, you people are so literal.)
I . . . → Read More: MovieWatch 2013
It’s possible that you’ve noticed that I don’t post a lot here anymore. This blog has admittedly fallen mostly into disuse. This should not be a surprise to anyone.
It occurs to me, though, that some of you may wonder what I’m doing instead of writing blog posts. (Others of you, I’m sure, couldn’t care less. But that’s not going to stop me telling you.) So here I am, back again, to tell you what . . . → Read More: Where I’ve been
So our water company had a break in at one of their tanks recently and while they’re checking to make sure the water hasn’t been contaminated, they’ve issued a “Do Not Consume” warning. The meat of the official warning, as found on the water company web site, is this:
DO NOT DRINK THE WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Customers are asked to not use the water for drinking, cooking, food preparation, oral hygiene or providing to pets until further notice. Throw away . . . → Read More: Fact checking the easy stuff
This is one of a series of articles I wrote for The Coalition of Awesomeness blog some time ago. The blog has since gone to an unfortunate (but very awesome) grave so I thought I’d share it here. This particular entry has a special meaning for me, and may shed some light on one of the entries on the list in a recent post.
It wasn’t my birthday, or Christmas, or any of the typical . . . → Read More: The gift of music
I have two girls. They’re 6 (almost 7) and 8 years old now. They’re still at the ages when it’s cool to hang with Dad. I like that.
At the beginning of December, I decided I was going to start setting up “Daddy-Daughter Dates” – times I would spend with each one of them individually. The intent was a quick lunch out or a trip to a store or maybe bowling. It wasn’t supposed to . . . → Read More: Daddy-Daughter Dates, and Bonding
December 21st. For years that date had been discussed ad nauseum. The date the Mayan calendar ended. The end of the world. It became a joke. I thought it was pretty funny myself. I dropped a joke or two on Facebook about it.
My Dad would have thought that was hilarious. In fact, he’d probably have actually done it. But he couldn’t. In his case, the Mayans were right. Despite being in . . . → Read More: Life After the End of the World: My Dad, the Mayans, and Me
Way back in the distant past…
I had an idea for a short web comic. Unfortunately, I have ZERO skill at drawing. Luckily, I know someone who has that skill in spades, and I’d been wanting to find a way to collaborate with him on something. So I sent it to my friend Lee Sargent, who graciously accepted the challenge of interpreting my script. I present it to you now in all its glory:
. . . → Read More: Time Travel Is Tricky
Well, apparently one does.
I don’t know if anyone else saw this coming, but I was completely blindsided.
Disney just bought Lucasfilm, including the rights to all their films – and most importantly, Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
Apparently, due to some rights issues with Paramount, Indy is just going to retire. That’s sad, but possibly for the best.
On the other hand, Disney has already announced that they are going to release Star . . . → Read More: Star Wars VII, VIII, IX… and beyond?!