Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Adventures in NY

Sailing on Zach's boat. Ellie and I helped out by reclining on the bow.
Not Zach's boat. Just another one on Saratoga Lake.
Dave finds Snake #1 on our hike. It promptly peed on him.
At the summit of Sleeping Beauty.
Lake George in the Adirondacks. Wow.
Bumps Pond on the way back down the mountain. (In Colorado this is called a lake.)

The Vultures of the Whetto

Yesterday morning I had a rather strange experience. As I do most Saturday mornings, I intended take Havana on a long walk. However, this was no typical Saturday. As I stepped out the front door, leashed puppy in hand, I stopped short. Crouched in the grass across the street from my front door were about ten rather “sketchy” looking men and women, all staring at what appeared to be my front door. It was very unnerving. Among them was a uniformed police officer, also looking at me.

“What’s going on?” I asked, trying not to sound alarmed.

“We’re doing an eviction.” the officer said, and pointed to front door of the townhouse next to mine.

“Oh,” I replied, thinking it had gathered quite a crowd of spectators for such an “uneventful” event.

A couple blocks into my walk, it slowly dawned on me. Those scruffy looking people weren’t there just to observe, they were there to scavenge.

Sure enough, we returned to this…

Creepy, huh?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

So check it out. I may be behind the cyber-trend a little bit, but yesterday I came across the BEST web site I've seen in a long time! It's called Shelfari ... an "interactive social media site for book lovers." As if I needed to belong to another online community (read: the Black Hole of my leisure time.)

Basically, you can form an online community of friends who love books and share reading recommendations, list and rate books you've read, have discussions ... the opportunities are virtually limitless!

I just built my shelf. The books you see above are on my Top 10 list.

I am inviting all of you, my blog friends, to join me in this community. Create a profile and then request me as a friend so we can share in some book-lovin.

I love technology.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

... like Mike [and Don]

Mike Yaconelli and Don Miller are two of my favorite authors. This post, a worthwhile read on sin, is reminiscent of these guys ... thanks Brant!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

A tribute to my favorite day

What is it about fireworks?
They make me smile for 45 minutes ... straight.
They light up the night as bright as day.
They shake me from the inside out.
They symbolize our freedom.
They make me feel like a five-year-old kid.
They mean summer is in full swing.
They go perfectly with the 1812 Overture.
They bring out the patriotic feelings of normally unpatriotic people.

They memorialize.
They honor.
They celebrate.

There are surely fireworks in Heaven.