Archive for October, 2009

A nice day for a date —

Today, our youngest and I decided to grab a little one-on-one time together as we haven’t had a ‘date’ for a long time.  Leaving the rest of the family to boring clothes shopping, we headed downtown to see the Da Vinci Machines exhibition.  While a little smaller and a little more pricey/commercial than I was […]

R.I.P. GeoCities —

I discovered that Yahoo’s GeoCities is being shut down today – and with it a few of my fledgling attempts at blogs.  I clicked over there to find that only the index page of my first serious attempt remains, with broken links to my hand drawn graphics and 404 pages for the rest. Back in […]

Proud —

A while back, we spent a fun evening working as models for the lovely photographer/artist Jennifer Mason.  She came to our house with her partner and had us pose in a tableau-like manner for a variety of pretend situations.  One of these resulted in the shot below – the everyday story of a proud Dad […]

Living Biblically —

Compared to the US and the UK, books are pretty expensive in New Zealand.  This is due in part, I’m sure, to the fact that we’re a flipping long way from anywhere and, according to a lady in my favourite bookshop, the closure of the last book warehouse in NZ.  Apparently, all NZ booksellers now […]

MyBakersfieldChurch —

My Californian friend Chuck is the web guy and events guy behind the new web ministry/mission/resource MyBakersfieldChurch. MyBakersfieldChurch is here to enhance local churches, not take away from them – as a group of local Christians and Friends we felt a desire put on our hearts to really work to create a resource that would […]

Free isn't always good —

Free isn’t always good. During a bible class about a month back, our pastor handed out some complimentary Bible tabs. Ever the skinflint, I scooped up a set and spent hours carefully applying them to my favourite church/daily devotions NLT Bible – and almost immediately regretted it. Tabs obscuring tabs, tabs tearing pages (of Lamentations […]