Archive for September, 2008

Ol’ dog turns 3…2

September 30, 2008 5 comments

That time of year again, JayDay!

Well it is not to important to me though I am glad it is also many other people’s birthdays and I take joy that they are having their ‘special day’, and I’m fortunate to know a few people that I can write birthday greetings too and pray for on this day, our day. I do not usually post on this day as I’m not to positive during it, but I thought I always take pics of others that this day would be a good one to point it back at me for once, well I used a mirror but you know what I mean. I went for a honest shot, just as i was at time of the inspiration just to mark the passage of time as a notch on the proverbial tree.

Blessing gifts in my life today in order as they happened:

A long internet chat and wishes from a real long-time friend that I have not been in touch with for so long.

My wonderful and loving sis is going to help me and my camera with a little addition to my kit.

A good friend and my shep, gave me some words from the REAL J-Man (Jesus), cool!

3 cherubs and their angelic mother sent the sweetest wishes and love my way.

While waiting to pick up some freinds in town I ran into some teens I know who were having a worse day then me and I was able to encourage them that God is in control, like our chance encounter.

Despite myself life is good, and now I get another year to help make everyone elses lives even better (with the Lord’s grace), here I come for my “surprise” birthday cake!

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200 and counting

September 23, 2008 1 comment

Well this is my 200th post on this blog. While I am not the most avid blogger, (though I do run 4 blogs with combined viewership of nearly 30,000) I do find it has been quite a journey, since January 1st 2006 with 200 posts, 172 comments, 14,454 visits coming from every continent except Antarctica.

To be more exact it has been 997 days, or 2 years, 8 months and 23 days (42 weeks), or 86,140,800 seconds, thanks to this great site ( that did all the counting for me.

From starting out just commenting on news, movies and funny things to trying out on you my readers stories and thoughts (some of which have been reprinted as Refelctions, and one travel article is being printed in a academic publication in Slovenia this month), ramblings, music impressions and personal photographs it has become a potpourri of things that make my life as a Family single guy different then most others personal family-orientated blogs.

While I do not understand who would have time to read and follow a lame blog as mine I am happy to have met many of you via this format and find like-minded bloggers and follow the blogging experience together that is a wonderful thing and way to express our faith, heritage and hopes to each other and others of the life we live for others.

As I start the next century of posts I look ahead to where this blog can still grow and it is almost endless, I have a long way to go in writing, creative story telling, and there are always new things and ideas as the web, witnessing and technology continue and new avenues to try new things in this blogosphere, and I will do my best to help bring them to this little page as they happen.

Thank you all for bringing me into your lives in this way!

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A mental round-up

September 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Well it has been so long since a proper post I thought I’d just use this to wrap up thoughts in my head for you all.

Newsletter: Some have gotten my first little newsletter that i did at the beginning of the month for those interested in seeing it you can contact me and I’ll send it to you and add you to my mailing list if there is another one. Thank you all who have commented and replied so kindly, if I have forgotten to thank anyone personally I do so here.

Books/Writing: I have been stuck on the “40 years of family music” book for some time in the MWM era, so much InfoStore reading on that time and it is very complex. Does not look like it will be done by the end of this year anymore.

On other writing I have started to keep a book of “that’s a novel idea” of things that come to mind or visual things I see or hear on a daily basis that might be useful if i ever get around to writing a novel. so many things happen every day and so they will start to be written down, if you are near me you might end up in book, like i ever will have time, but it is a good mental exercise and better to have it and not need it I think.

I wrote a tourist story for a magazine and still waiting to see/hear if I win anything (Nikon cameras) if I get in the top three places.

Thinking of writing lyrics to a song, never done anything like that before, but worth a try since there are musicians in my home, not sure on what yet.

Photos: My camera has a blog! since “Canonetta” is nearly one year old and we do so much together I started a new blog of pics so to not crowd this one out to much with pictures of everything I do, but that one will.

Home: lots is happening with our youth band, a concert on the 27th that I am helping logistically with, music is the key and we are meeting many youth already.

Layout is never done, endless Offencive things to do, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, but it is still a long way off.

Listening: Sprit Tree band just relessed a 10 track album (Creation to Caos) that is pretty cool, will review it soon for this blog, you can find 5 sample tracks at thier site: or thier official site at

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Still here

September 8, 2008 Leave a comment

No, I refuse to be another blog that dies and never sees new posts, I’ve detested everyone who does not post at least once a month and then I go quite for almost two months myself.  Well I am still here but been so busy since my last post. Those who got my newsletter have a little idea, so much work, pics, stories, and life comes at you fast. Well i’m off again, this time for a little holiday time with some folks from other homes on the seaside for the last rays of sunshine but I hope I will have a renewed determination to post again at least a few of the things that happen when I have time.

Till then, God bless you all!

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