The internet and constant media bombardment (there is an ‘AND’ there for you naysayers or defenders of all things internet) is quickly making people into sensationalist linguists. It seems that regular descriptions using appropriate language to fit the situation or subject at hand is just too boring. We are now constantly inundated with the “Most”, the “biggest”, the “best”, and the ever so popular on things like digg.com – “EVER”. Continue reading This is the Best Blog Post Ever Written
Currently, my wife and I live in a nice little two bedroom apartment in Goleta, CA. We pay rent that is probably higher than the lowest in the area but we still feel like we’re getting a deal for the area. The average price, we’re told, to rent in the Santa Barbara area (the more well-known city immediately south of us) is some amount between ridiculous and absurd. We have no children or pets. Our second room serves as my place of business and I sometimes find myself barely even leaving the apartment for days at a time. I often fantisize about what the future will hold and what it will be like ‘when’. ‘When my business is more established’, ‘when my wife finishes getting her teaching credential’, ‘when I can afford a new car or bigger tv or nicer cell phone’, ‘when I have children’, ‘when we move to another town’. The list goes on. Continue reading A Dog and a Yard Someday
Recently took a trip up to San Francisco with a bunch of peeps from our church – Reality Carpinteria – as part of a “Prayer Tour”. Basically, Reality Carp is going to be starting up a new church in SF – Reality SF – and our trip up there was for the purposes of laying some spiritual ground. I can’t think of a less weird way of describing this for my non-Christian friends. I like to think of it as giant angels and demons flying around punching each other in the faces. Or something like that. Spiritual warfare.
Right, anyway, so we took 5 or 6 big ol’ white passenger vans up there on March 12th (and boy was it cramped!) and prayed, walked around a district, prayed, got lunch, prayed, got taught a bit about the history of the city, prayed, went to dinner, and so on and then headed home March 14th. That’s pretty much a summary of the trip in a nutshell. We all stayed at Hotel Whitcomb which was just around the corner from the U.N. building.