The last week in my house played out much like “Night Of The Living Dead.” One by one, each member of my family fell victim to a horrific stomach virus that left them vomiting and comatose. By Thursday, I was the only one left and I could feel it closing in on me. But, it … Continue reading Zombies, Sickness & Self-righteousness
So, today I decided I would start a series with the blog. I don’t think it will be a consecutive series, meaning that I don’t think every week for the next 3-4 weeks will be about this. But I have several different posts in mind and I think I will write them all eventually. What … Continue reading The Gospel In Literature :: What’s In A Name?
The other day, my friend Pedro was telling me about a trip to the zoo that he just took with a few friends. The zoo is not quite the same experience as when you’re a kid you know. He was telling me that, even while they enjoyed checking out the animals, he felt a sense … Continue reading Lazy Lions Licking Lollipops…
As a kid, I always had a very active imagination. I could entertain myself for hours, with nothing more than my own thoughts. Sometimes creating alternate realities where the fate of the world would ultimately depend on my hand-to-hand martial arts combat skills. Or I’d be heading up some rock band that I single-handedly propelled … Continue reading The Death Of Robin: How Grace Killed My Dreams…
If I weren’t a Christian I think I’d be really tempted to be a subjective relativist. You know, the guys who believe that truth is relative and no one can really know what it is. I could be friends with all kinds of cool people who smoke hookah pipes, wear scarves in the summer and … Continue reading Meet Sam The Skeptic
I started drinking coffee in the 5th grade. My parents did it and my older brother started doing it, so I figured I should give it a shot (no pun intended). And like most kids, college girls and girly men, I killed it with an irrational amount of cream and sugar. It was something like … Continue reading Room For Cream?
A couple weeks ago I was having this great conversation with a friend over coffee. It was mostly about music theory, which for me is a great conversation because I’m a nerd like that. It brought back some memories of my music courses in college. If you are ever feeling over-confident and think that you … Continue reading Do, Re, Mi :: Thoughts On Theory And Practice
When you are looking for a good title for your blog, you usually want to find something that is really eye catching. Sometimes the actual course of my thoughts is so strange that I don’t even need to try and come up with something catchy. This is a good example. This week I saw Toy … Continue reading Thoughts On Toy Story And Death…
Everybody loves jazz and Jesus at Christmas time. They both start popping up in random advertisements, retail stores and restaurants everywhere in December. Once again, we drive past illuminated, plastic nativities to the sound of a swing beat on a ride cymbal. And we go shopping and drink hot Chocolate with the subtle dissonance of … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season For Jazz And Jesus
The Christmas story has got to be one of the weirdest stories ever told. An unwed teenage girl gives birth to God in an animal stable in the middle of the night. That's an odd story. Not to mention, the dirty old shepherds that started showing up with their funky smelling sheep. I’m sure Mary … Continue reading Back Alley Advent