Friday, October 28, 2011
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Tim Tebow is a lot of things. "Other religious players are religious individuals; Tebow is a whole culture."
This article looks at what Tebow means, or doesn't mean, as a Christian icon in the sports world. "Tebow scoring a two-point conversion on an off-tackle power play *could* prove that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day, or it could, well, not."
Does rooting for Tebow mean rooting for Christianity? Or God? Or not? "Since no one really knows whether the universe is meaningless or not, things rapidly grow confusing."
Monday, October 24, 2011
If you don't go to a pumpkin patch in Autumn, then there's something wrong with you. Or you're probably doing other things. It's probably the latter.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
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Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
She brought boxes of clothes, lamps, and other knickknacks, but her small car would't be able to take the big stuff. That's where Nick and I (and our cars) come in. A queen size bed, box spring, and frame, and a dresser.
She was convinced that moving those two big items would take one trip. I was not.
Saturday afternoon we got there and spend time lifting, sliding, pushing, turning on end, and jimmying the furniture through the stairway and hallway. Once we got it all out of the apartment, it was time to figure how to get it in the S10 and 4Runner. More pulling, hoisting, and shoving to make it work. Well, we did. Dresser in the 4Runner, all the bed pieces on top of the cover of my truck bed. Strapped down with more than a hundred feet of rope and half a dozen bungie cords.
Where bungies connected with other bungies and the metal could scrape against the truck and scratch or chip paint, I covered them up with socks. Yeah, I had old socks just sitting in the truck. Don't ask.
It did not look like the most secure thing ever. And it probably wasn't. But it held through 25 minutes of driving, I-5 speeds, and city intersections. It held.
We unpacked and shifted everything where they were supposed to go. Nick built the TV stand, Sarah ordered a thankful pizza, and I set up the TV. We ate, watched a movie, and fell asleep in the evening.
Sarah's closer to work and friends (and actually shares a wall with Kristin and Nick, close friends from work). And we made it all happen in one trip. She was right.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Mon 9/26 Spanish Scrabbler: Ashland man looks to be "numero uno" in the World
Wed 9/28 $300 Million worth of pot pulled in Northern CA
Sun 10/2 Rogue River looks like Chocolate River
Mon 10/3 What caused that Wonka-esque river color change?
Thu 10/6 "War on Weed": Feds vs. Legal Growers
Thursday, October 6, 2011
What I was most fascinated by was the sweeping messages and momentos that were spreading on Twitter, Facebook, and at Apple stores across the world. Makeshift memorials and gratitude for iPods, iPhones, and laptops.
Jobs once said Apple was where Technology intersected with Liberal Arts. It seemed like every college student and professor, coffeeshop screenwriter, and tech-savvy-parent-to-be had a Mac and loved it. It helped them turn what they envisioned into something they could hold and showoff.
Jobs gave the Commencement Speech at Stanford in 2005, touching on mortality, chasing passion, and encouraged grads to "stay hungry, stay foolish." It's an inspiring, rousing 15 minutes speech and is worth the watch.
AP reporters made a plea via twitter for people to share the impact Jobs had on their life. At first glance I thought this was weird. After a moment, I realized Jobs created the easy-to-use personal computer, the basis for the software we use, and technology that redefined and pioneered several industries. Then, I thought Jobs's products did have a huge impact on me. Not because I couldn't live without my laptop or my music player. It's something deeper, I've used Apple computers almost exclusively. Apple's focus on media enabled my passion to develop and turn into a career. When I was in high school, iMovie taught me how to edit slideshows, then video. In college, Final Cut Pro opened up the world of video production. Both of those proved my passion already existed, and helped show me that I could do it day in and day out and be paid to do it. It's something I choose and wouldn't have known that I could without his innovations.
I think he's a technological legend.
But I don't know if I'd call him a hero (I've got plenty of family members who qualify).
"Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
I've been in the TV news biz for 15 months. I guess the changes have been gradual, but they're there. Today, my actions confirmed it-- I'm a junkie.
When I go home and head out to a Bay Area bar for a bachelor party, I am drawn to the TV for a live report by the ABC station.
On my days off, I constantly check the newspapers, websites, and TV stations to find out what and how each outlet is covering.
When I get home from work, I'll go A-block surfing; that is, flipping back and forth between to see what each station leads with and who they talked to.
I live near a fire station. This morning I heard at least two engines sirens blaring, and screaming down the street. My first move is to go to the county's dispatch website to see which units are being called out, where they're going, what the call is, and to listen in on the police and fire scanner.
Yes, I have the website address memorized.
Yes, I'm an addict. A junkie.
But I'm not horribly concerned.