Thursday, January 28, 2010

Apple's iPad

Looks really cool.  Not  sure what I'd need it for though if I already have an iPhone (which I don't yet).
Maybe the book reader will be impressive.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Gary Colemen

I really feel for Gary.  He's got it rough and people just won't and don't leave him alone.  It's got to be hard being the subject of everyone's jokes.  I mean it would be like being the kid in high school that all the bullies picked on, but Gary has had to deal with that for his entire life, not just four years.  I read on one web site where they are betting on when he'll commit suicide.  How pathetic are people these days that they can actually not care about another man's life at all and even make jokes about their death.    I truly hope Gary finds some peace in this life and most importantly the Love of God.  I think his whole world would change if he understood that God loves him no matter what people say or do to him, and that he can find his self-worth in Him.  Hang in there Gary.

You can clearly see the despair on is face.  Why in the world would anyone ever want to kick him when he's down?  Hang in there Gary and get out of Hollywood and that business asap.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Winter Jam 2010

Went to a fantastic concert last night.  Third Day, Newsboy, Newsong, Tenth Ave North, Fireflight, Tony Nolan, Sidewalk Profits, Revive and Robet Peire all performed.  The music was great, the messages were great, and most of all God was praised and honored all day and night long.  I thank the Lord for safe travel with my family to and from the concert and for the great seats (on the floor!).  Hope to go to the next one in March.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Vote Pat Hughes for U.S. Senate in Illinois

How Pat Compares To Mark Kirk

Patrick Hughes opposes Cap and Trade
It will be the largest tax increase in American History - and the largest transfer of power to the federal government since the New Deal. Mark Kirk was one of 8 Republicans who voted for it.(

Patrick Hughes does not support the expansion of government or increased regulation
Mark Kirk’s vote for Cap and Trade legislation supports an increase of government regulation in the lives of American families. His near decisive vote on the Cap and Trade bill also helped Democrats gain the legislative cover needed to pass the health care bill which, if put into law, would be a massive expansion of the federal government.

Patrick Hughes supports America’s progress towards energy independence
Mark Kirk opposes using America’s resources to gain energy independence. He voted for prohibiting oil drilling and development in ANWR. (

Patrick Hughes believes in “Peace through Strength”; a strong national defense
Mark Kirk says he does too,

Monday, January 18, 2010

Food Inc. will get you thinking

My wife and I watched the movie Food Inc. over the past weekend. Honestly that movie will change the way you think about food and the food industry. I hadn't given much thought about where our food comes from but after seeing what big industry has done to the corn, beef and chicken farms, I don't think I'll be buying or eating food without thinking about where it comes from first. I always hear about people who only will eat free range food products, drink organic milk, etc. and I thought that was all good, but I never realized how evil these big companies are and how they've change the way Americans and the world eats. It seems greed is more important than the health of people these days.

It's disgusting to see how big corporations have changed cows diets from grass to corn. Cows aren't meant to eat corn products and it greatly increases the chance of them creating e coli, which gets into humans food sources, which in turn, has cause human deaths. I doesn't seem that the corporations that do this care though, since they continue the practice. I think a lot of this is cause by our own government by subsidizing corn production to make it so cheap, which in turn, allows the food industry to produce corn products at much cheaper costs than it would normally cost. This allows fast food companies to produce cheaper food, etc., which flips the food industry upside down so that the "bad for you" food is far cheaper than the natural unprocessed food. Why else would organic milk be 2-3 times more expensive than the other milk?

We've decided to vote with our wallets and not support companies like Monsanto, Tyson, fast food businesses, etc.
Watch Food Inc.

1. Buy organic or sustainable food.
2. Go without meat once a week.
3. Read labels—know where your food comes from.
4. Drink more water, fewer sugary beverages.
5. Support companies that treat workers, animals, and the environment with respect.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Relations matter the most.

This is truely sad, but makes you appreciate the people and things the matter in life.  A dog can teach someone to love.

Last Minutes with ODEN from phos pictures on Vimeo.

God is Love.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Klipsch LightSpeaker System Architectural Speaker

What a great idea.  Low watt LED lighting combined with a wireless speaker.  Pretty pricey though.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dugout Dick: lives in a cave

I think this guy has a lot of things right in this life.
He didn't get caught up going to school or college so he could get a great job so he could buy things he doesn't need and live in a big house with a big mortgage, etc... I think the less we have in life the freer we are in life.  It's encouraging to me that even if life gets really rough, we can always build a cave and live in it.  Maybe that's how God intended it, instead of this consumer driven world we live in. Although I don't think my wife would go for this nor would my step-daughter, I'd like to live in a cave like that.  Then again, I've always been a little off in the things I like.

The article is on
Dugout Dick is quite possibly the most simple, self-sufficient homeowner in the United States. Also known as Dick Zimmerman, Dick built his home—a cave—inside of a rocky hillside overlooking the Salmon River near Elk Bend, Idaho. At the ripe ol’ age of 92, Dugout isn’t quite as agile as he used to be, but he’ll certainly tell stories of the sheep and garden he had developed on the land. He might even sing a song or two for you…

Dugout lives among other modern cave-dwellers who rent mini-caverns from him, forming an eclectic but caring community that doesn’t give a damn about the electrical grid, running water, or cable TV. Dugout doesn’t even have a phone. But he has friends and fans the world over who visit him in person, YERT included. Mark even spent a night in one of the caves. Check it out in YERTpod19…