Monday, May 12, 2008

Get Out Of Debt

I laughed at this.

Favourite quote "And where would you get this 'saved' money?"

Friday, May 09, 2008

Philip Bloom is becoming my hero.

Supremely talented chap from Britain by the name of Philip Bloom. He's fast becoming a legend in my estimation. I think we were separated at birth.

Kew Gardens HD from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

I like this.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Blog Up A Big Fat Feast!

I'm coming back to roost. Look out for more posts very soon!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Reading 1 Liverpool 2

Come and find out why loyal Liverpool fans pack out Delahunt's Cafe in Westport, every Saturday morning. Just ask this man, he'll tell you.

dollar dollar bill, y'all

He's already money-hungry. Actually, he snatched my money away before I spent too much of it at Micro Center and mentioned something about needing baby food, not new gadgets.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Alec at the park

Last Sunday, at the park.
Here's a photo from the ground underneath the swing as Alec was penduluming.
The little bloke who has helped me relearn how to squeal when I am excited about something.


touché ( ) interj. Used to acknowledge a hit in fencing or a successful criticism or an effective point in argument.

It went like this:

Me: Aren't you a little young to be knitting?

Wife: Aren't you a little old to be playing video games?


Wednesday, February 28, 2007

music vid

I shot a music video yesterday. The band is called State & Madison. They are from Chicago. Here are a few frames from what I have on the timeline so far.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Jacob's Well Advent Films

I was asked to create three short films for the season of Advent. The films played after the worship set, before the sermons. I've had some requests for them since they played from people I've bumped into in the hallways of JW. I know, I know - it's now Lent, not Advent anymore. Sorry for being a slow-coach.
Below are the links, with the accompanying sermons from that week. The scriptures from these weeks follow the traditional church lectionary. Each piece was created the week before the Sunday it played. Tim and I spoke briefly on the phone each week, and he communicated a few themes that were surfacing during his preparation for the sermon.
Some of the themes include evacuation, wilderness and war. I like to think of these films as ...maybe...avant-garde...? Ooh la la!

Oh, and if you can - watch the videos with headphones on!

Sunday December 3rd 2006
Week 1 Video
MP3 sermon audio -
Tim Keel: The Lord is Coming

Sunday December 10th 2006
Week 2 Video (in HD)
MP3 sermon audio - Tim Keel: Prepare The Way

Sunday December 17th 2006
Week 3 Video
MP3 Sermon audio - Shayne Wessel: Joy In The Wilderness

Saturday, January 27, 2007


Andalf was the best-known of the Maiar of Valinor, a servant of the Valar, the Powers of the world, and of Eru Ilúvatar, the One. In Valinor he was known as Andórin, and was said to be the wisest of the Maiar. He dwelt in the gardens of Irmo and was the pupil of Nienna, the patron of mercy. When the Valar decided to send the order of the Welshmen to Middle-earth in order to counsel and assist all those who opposed Sandwon, Andórin was proposed by Manwë. In the Order, he had a strained, competitive relationship with Sandwon, its head.

Friday, January 19, 2007


If there is such a thing as a born detective, I am one. I am fortunate to have been able to earn my living in a career I would have worked in for free. For over five decades, I have practiced and perfected my craft. I have traveled and lived all over the world, met colorful characters at all levels of society, contributed to the improvement of our world and, most importantly, to myself. I envy no person, neither his nor her career.

My work brought me into contact with five generations of burglars, murderers, spies, kidnappers, swindlers, heroes, warriors, and cowards. I've known people from all walks of life, from the British House of Lords to the person on the corner. Along the way, I collected a number of wives, 3½ kids, a bullet wound, and the usual assortment of beatings and broken bones for my line of work.

It's time to go hunting again

Last year, me and Luke goes huntin' and we gits our elk!

Well, at least I got my elk. Luke however, suffered from undue disappointment, not having procured his own meat. Maybe this year will yield better luck for him. I remember last time we hunted hearing Luke muttering things like 'I fear we may not survive...' and, 'I fear we are running dangerously low on beer...' and other things of that nature. Anyway - let's leave behind the fantasy of video game kills and get out into the wild and drag another elk down by our bare hands. What say ye?

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Press Release - Breaking News

Andrew Michael's agent, Monty Panesar says that Andrew is "resolute in his determination to avoid blog death."

Following a speaking tour in South Korea, Mr. Michael gave an exclusive interview to Time Magazine in December.

"My hiatus from blogging reminds me rather of the defect in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes from the thorax into the abdomen. This is called an esophageal hiatus. A great deal of speculation has arisen recently in the press about whether or not I would continue writing my blog. Lay your worries aside. I am back."

Monty Panesar says Andrew wishes everyone a Happy New Year full of mystery and delight.

Jacob's Well Article

"The songs are new, and the words are flashed up on a plasma screen by PowerPoint, but the language is as old as scripture. Most songs, in fact, are paraphrases of scripture. And as loud as the music is, the singing is louder. Andy Crouch of Christianity Today, who is critical of much of the Emergent movement, praises JW as "the best singing white church I've ever been to." JW's effort to make music participatory rather than performance-based struck a chord with Crouch, who also signaled his awareness that JW is rooted in its own particular neighborhood and could not be easily replicated elsewhere: "It made me want to move to Kansas City. Really."

Check out the complete article here. I would say that this is a fairly accurate representation of who Jacob's Well is. I really enjoyed reading this article, written by Christian Century magazine.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Here they are - my two best friends!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Andy 1 - Anthony 0

Well, I think that finally settles it for good. I am the victor. Anthony, stick to your knitting. Leave big time fishing to me.

Monday, June 05, 2006

World Cup Fever

I've got my HD package. I've got my HD television. I've got my England shirt. I'm supporting England first, and USA second.
I would have preferred 1080i for all the games, but 720p will have to suffice. HDnet have great looking games in 1080i, but I'm sure 720p will still be a good step up from 480i.

Come on England!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The True Meaning of Easter?

Cadbury's Cream Egg Count (Easter season 2006): 15

Now, if you don't mind - I feel a little bit sick.
Although, it IS breakfast time, and I DO have one more left...

Monday, April 17, 2006

Alec's first post

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