Posts Tagged Blog

Guest Post on Monday Morning Review

I once again had the good fortune of writing our pastor’s Monday Morning Review yesterday.

A lot of great things are happening at EFC, so it was much more of a recap and look ahead. If you have a minute, give it a look.

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The Roscoe Hard Times Blog

I just found this blog (The Roscoe Hard Times) about my hometown on facebook, so I had to share.

It’s fairly new, but all you old Plowboys out there can keep up with the happenings of Roscoe, TX, USA from the comfort of your laptop or smartphone.

Give it a look.

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Life in Mute

I want to plug my cousin-in-law’s blog, Life in Mute. It’s a blog about hearing impiaredness, life and deafness-related issues.

When you get a chance, give it a look.

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New Theme…Again

I couldn’t resist. I loved this theme. It’s Fusion.



A Little Link Love

A friend of mine and I were, once upon a time, going to be the next biggest social networking gurus.

I, obviously, don’t own a facebook, twitter, or one of their competitors, just a few humble blogs. But, he’s still hard at it, and I just wanted to throw him a little free advertising. So, if you need flowers in the Big Country area or some other product or service, give his sites a look.

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Poll: Should I Delete this Comment and Ban this Commenter?

Not 24 hours after announcing my lack of a comment policy and confessing sympathy for even spam commenters, I have been forced to reconsider.

And I am faced with a dilemma. To ban or not to ban?

Actually, “ban” is a bit harsh. I probably wouldn’t permanently ban anyone, but on my post The Difference Between Men & Women-When Clothes Are Dirty? a commenter referring to him or herself as “Jesus Christ” left the following:

1915: 1.8 Billion people,
2010: 6.8 Billion people,
95 years: 5 Billion people,
2310: 22 Billion people,
Solution to problem: Stop Creating Babies

The comment is (1) anonymous, (2) irrelevant, and (3) somewhat bothersome to me (the father of a 2 year old cutie pie). I realize this blog is not a democracy, and I can do whatever I please ultimately.

But, dear readers, I am asking for your input (and trying out the WP poll feature):

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Commenting Policy

I don’t have one. I never really have. And I’ve never felt the need.

In fact, I am so forgiving with comments that I occasionally allow spam through just because I feel sorry for anyone who feels they have to spam others.

But, if I did have a comment policy, it would be summed up in Nick’s addendum to his.

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Guest Post on Monday Morning Review

Regular readers will know that from time to time I write my pastor’s Monday Morning Review on his blog of same name.

It’s typically a recap of the previous day’s sermon and the goings on of our church. However, all of you non-member, iPhone/smartphone users might be interested in my short list of free Bible apps (there’s 5 to be exact) about midway through the post.


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I Write Like…

This has been going around the blogosphere, and I thought it would be fun. I submitted 2 posts to see if they would be consistent.

The results (which brought a smile to my face):

1. David Foster Wallace-Probably my favorite contemporary fiction author, and one of the most brilliant writers ever.  He died (suicide) in 2008, way too early. If you haven’t read Infinite Jest, you should. It was named among Time’s All Time 100 Novels. Buy Infinite Jest from Amazon.

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

2. Douglas Adams-Author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Absolute classic, and I haven’t read it (but it’s on my list). Buy The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy from Amazon.

I write like
Douglas Adams

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Fun stuff!

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Back from Vacation

It’s always hard to get back into the swing of things after a vacation. I think it is especially true after this vacation since it was our first true vacation in a while.

I didn’t check Google Reader or my blog stats once all week. It was wonderful! No offense to any of you guys, of course. It was just nice to unplug as much as we were able-I did have to check the weather (given the hurricane and tropical depression that bookended our stay-we missed it all thankfully!), get directions and perform other mundane iPhone functions.

A few highlights:

  • The Libster had a blast feeding ducks, dolphin watching, and playing in the “wawa” (she’s still asking if we can go to the beach).
  • Finding an isolated, uninhabited area of the beach with the wife and kiddo to hunt seashells and take a few photos.
  • I bought my first fishing license ever and caught a (non-keeper) trigger fish (probably the largest fish caught by anyone in our party, but returned whence it came-not even a photo to commemorate the catch :(  )

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