Nov 252015

Sorry I’ve been so long writing. I’ve been very busy working on our church’s Upward program. Even with great volunteers it’s a lot of work, and me having to play through my occasional rookie errors hasn’t helped either. (This is my first year to direct the program.) I’m getting smarter for next year. And, we’re nearly to the fun part.

We started the Star Wars movies last night, because Aaron said he had been too young to remember much about them and he wanted to refresh before seeing Episode VII. He had an interesting question: when Star Wars first came out, did people realize there would be sequels? I can’t remember, but I was 6.

Did you see my review of Beignet Cafe?

Kind of collapsing into Thanksgiving, but I’ll take it.

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Nov 192015
  • Locals, if you haven’t yet had the heat on, your luck looks likely to run out this weekend.
  • Nathan made second chair horn for concert season. Proud of him for stepping up and doing something different, and proud of him for putting the work in for a good tryout.
  • True confession stemming from a comment on a Kelly Kazek piece this week: I love the Crimson Tide. But I don’t like Rammer Jammer. It’s fun. I have participated. But it’s not very classy.
  • I loved The Wiz. I dug the production design, and the music was great. There’s a live production
    of it coming in a couple of weeks. Think I’ll need to catch that.
  • Dad was over for dinner earlier this week and fell in love with Alexa. I think he’s getting an Echo for Christmas now.
  • The 2016 IndyCar schedule is out, and we get an oval in April (the return to Phoenix)! Yay!
  • It looks like my favorite mobile setup right now is carrying my Lumia 830 and my (SIM-less) Fire Phone. I share the 830’s connection, and I can do everything I want to do. It’s a fair bit in my pocket, but it’s manageable. Interesting that I may be the happiest yet carrying neither a tablet nor a keyboard.
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Nov 162015

Facebook wasn’t a great place for political discussion when I left two years ago. I think it’s gotten worse since, actually. I’ve actually lamented here before that the political exchange on Facebook is a dangerous one because, above and beyond the risk of damaged personal relationships, it carries with it the illusion that you’ve actually […]

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Nov 102015

I’ve not looked too deeply into the precise origin of the notion that plain red cup wrappers instead of red cup wrappers with snowflakes are an attack on Christmas, but I’ve picked up enough here and there to be satisfied that it’s not as presented. It’s viral marketing, or a joke, or something similar. The […]

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