The Temple

Great Story: Jason McElwain

This kid played basketball in Rochester New York, my kind of hero. Sports needs more stories like this one.


January 28, 2009 Posted by | Culture - Values, Sports | 4 Comments

7 Habits for Free

Download the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People for free from  This classic productivity handbook has great content.  If you haven’t read it before, here is a chance to get it in audio format for free, I recommend it all the time.

HT:  Lifehacker

January 24, 2009 Posted by | Books, Links | , , | Leave a comment

Get a Human

Here is a great resource website if you are tired of talking to machines when you call different companies, a list of numbers and instructions to Get a Human!

January 24, 2009 Posted by | Links, Technology | 3 Comments

Levi to Tanzania

There goes Levi down the walkway at LAX.  This photo was taken by Kristin because when your kids grow up their girlfriends drive them to the airport instead of you.  At least I didn’t have to get up at 4 and drive through LA traffic in the rain to get him there, thanks Kristin.

Brings back memories of my trip to Israel my senior year at Westmont.  Levi is a junior at Westmont and is spending this Spring Semester abroad in Tanzania with a group of students from the Christian College Consortium.  Most of the students accompanying him are from Houghton College.

His flight yesterday started at LAX in the morning, he flew to Minneapolis then Amsterdam and finally to Dar Es Salaam, hopefully arriving there at around noon today.

The joys of parenting…

January 23, 2009 Posted by | Personal | , , , , | 4 Comments


Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative.

– Kurt Vonnegut

Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.

– Aldous Huxley

January 6, 2009 Posted by | Quotes, Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Not the greatest photo, I only carry an Iphone when I ride and it is not a good camera, but this is a bald eagle at Lake Perris on New Years Morning.  Honest. The picture makes it look like we were further away than we actually were.  This tree is right on the bike trail, so we were only about 20 feet from this bird.  Looked like a youngster, an absolutely beautiful creature.  Makes me proud to have a bald spot.   What a great way to start the new year!

Around the bend from the eagle we spotted a red tail hawk and an osprey.  The San Jacinto Wildlife Refuge is just east of Lake Perris and is located on the Pacific Flyway so an impressive amount of birdwatching can be done here.  Who knew?

January 2, 2009 Posted by | Environmental Groups, Personal | , , | 4 Comments

Reading Calvin

Some people believe that Calvinists are not Christians.  Odd.  Calvin may have been the greatest Christian mind given to the church.  His Institutes are worth reading, and they are not easy, so it may be easier to read with others.  Here are two websites that are moving through the Institutes this year, both in audio format and in print.  Challenge your mind to some deep thinking.

Douglas Wilson at Blog and Mablog

Princeton Theological Seminary

ht: Between Two Worlds; Douglas Wilson

January 1, 2009 Posted by | Books, Christianity, Theological | , , , | 3 Comments