Archive for the ‘Slapdash’ Category

Blessed With a Burden

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Megan has lived in Haiti for a year or so – she just wrote a blog piece about a child from the same orphanage I recently visited for ten days.  Her passion comes out better than if I tried writing so I’m linking it here.  Some of the things she writes are just how I feel too…  hearing about exploitation and seeing it firsthand are two separate things.  The latter makes me angry and want to do something.  But what?

I didn’t get to meet Megan while in Haiti – had a chance to one day but it was hectic and didn’t work out.  I remember that day feeling it would be best I stayed with the kids.

Here’s the link: Where’s Gabriel

Tumblr-ing through Cyberspace

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

I prefer this blog be kept mainly for original content rather than reposting stuff I find online.

However, I’m always finding cool little tidbits online so the decision was made to branch into yet a new foray of internet publishing: Tumblr. 

Check it out here:

Now I have Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, a Blog and over 100 other online accounts.  I’m not joking, it’s ridiculous.

I’m Off To Camp. Let the Fun Begin.

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Laughing Elephant

I’m off to be a camp counselor. Kids beware.

I may be away from blogging for quite some time.  A month? All depending.

When I return I’ll be full of new insights, wisdom and epiphanies.  Or not.

Any tips on being a camp counselor would be appreciated!

My Life Summarized By a 5-Year Old

Friday, July 15th, 2011

My friend Naomi gave me this thoughtful letter. I added her explanations on the side:


The question is, “What will the scribble become?”

Perhaps there are clues in the picture that would help answer that question?

I see two stick figures amongst the scribble, does that portend something of note?

It appears they are both praying in a cemetary with a cross over their heads and a gate in the background. What does it all mean?

And is one of the stick figures female? Hard to tell.

‘Twas 111 Degrees Yesterday. Let’s Remember Cold.

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Hunting_Andale_Ks_Snow Kansas Bird Hunting

ice_trees_cropped Icy Trees Along the Talimena Scenic Drive

my_tent Cold Weather Camping (in the backyard)

frozen_nalgene_bottle Another Very Cold Campout

dr_livingston_i_presumejoe_snow The Abominable Snowman Revealed (on the right)

In the drinkCold Weather Swimming. Do I Look Cold?

nick_hunting I Was Colder Here.

And More Cold Pictures from Flickr

South Pole Sunrise Mt. Rainer National Park, Washington State

Hochfügen, Igloo Session A Cool Guy in the Snow

I've been keeping my eyes wide open I Think She’s Dreaming of a White Christmas…

Ramsbottom Living Nativity 201209A Live Nativity!

Are they Singing, “Joy To the World,” or, “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”?

Igloo Dusk A Nice Cool Spot