Saturday, September 22, 2007


A friend told me about this sketch, but I couldn't find the video until it finally showed up on GodTube. Watch the video, read the lyrics, and then I have one final comment.

EVERYTHING (by "Lifehouse")
Find me here ... speak to me
I want to feel you
I need to hear you
You are the light ... that's leading me
To the place where I find peace again

You are the strength that keeps me walking
You are the hope that keeps me trusting
You are the light to my soul
You are my purpose ... you're everything

How can I stand here with you
And not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how
Could it be any better than this?

You calm the storms and you give me rest
You hold me in your hands
You won't let me fall
You steal my heart and you take my breath away
Would you take me in? Take me deeper now?

How can I stand here with you
And not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how
Could it be any better than this?

Cause you're all I want
You're all I need
You're everything, everything

When I was in college I roomed with a guy who had a similar heart to mine. We wrote songs together and played in a band together. He went on, in fact, to become a songwriter in Nashville and has penned at least one Number One hit. He once wrote a snatch of lyric to a song he called "Blow Your Mind" that goes like this:

Take a step toward the Lord
That's all you have to do
It doesn't matter where you're at
He'll take a million steps
Just to get to you

Amen. And Amen.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Set Phasers to Pause!

On November 20, CBS Home Entertainment is releasing a box set of DVDs of the first season of the original series of "Star Trek" (or TOS, which is Trekkie shorthand for "The Original Series"). The episodes have been digitally remastered, with a few extra details thrown in, and everything is in high-definition.

But the really cool part is if you order between the release on November 20 and the end of next February, Toshiba will throw in a remote control designed to look like a phaser (see pic above).

It even has phaser sound effects, people!

The link to the story is here.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What Do You See?

I see a fish. What do you see?

My wife is turning into a pretty good nature photographer, with a keen eye for unique shots. If we had the time, I'd turn her photographs into large prints, matte them and then sell them to corporate offices and cubicle-dwellers and at craft shows.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

An Oversimplification

Like most everyone, I have serious doubts about such a heavy American presence in Iraq. When the war started, I could be heard telling anyone who would listen that it sure looked to me like it was going to be a Viet Nam in the desert. I didn't see any way we could "win." I really still don't, though I do, of course, care for our troops and pray for them and want them to stay safe and come home whole in body, mind, and spirit. Like many of you, I have family over there, and she's even headed back for a second deployment as I write this.

And I've been thinking. I keep reading how most of the suicide bombers don't really do it because they have a deep belief we are godless infidels who deserve to die, but rather because Al-Qaeda pays their family several hundred dollars, which is enough for them to live on for nearly half a year.

So it seems to me that what the insurgency boils down to is not necessarily idealism, but economics.

I know that's a horrible oversimplification, but it sparked this idea: with what we're spending on the war, wouldn't it be cheaper to just give every family in the region twice what Al-Qaeda pays? That might even buy us six months of relative tranquility (with a lot fewer deaths all around) and the Iraqi government could concentrate on getting their feet on solid ground.

Just musing here, folks, just musing.....

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Pencil PC

This goes along with my Mark Mail post today on pencil trivia.

Er, sort of.

Thanks and a tip o'the cap to list member Daffy H.

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