Bart Loves Jesus So I’ve been told and have been led to believe that the Simpsons, apart from being clever, entertaining, and funny, is also the most Christian show on television. Well, my wife bought a DVD player with some graduation money this week, and for our first DVD, purchased the 2nd full season of…

Life Returns My wife is home. The world is a better place. This is only the second time I’ve ever sent her away. The last time I told myself I’d never do it again. Well, this time I mean it. Although, for all the agony it’s caused, she brought home a good deal of plunder.

Thwack So for all you bread connoisseurs or those aspiring to be such, I thought I’d give you some inside information. There I am. It’s 2:15am (give or take a few hours), and I’m waiting for my dough to rise. I decide to be studious and resourceful with my time, and I pull out a…

The Shepherd I’m still thinking about the words to the Live song that I posted a few days ago. I’ve spoken to Remy about this before, and I think maybe we even talked about this very same song. It’s tempting to leave it where it is, in the mouth of an angry man, and shrug…

Doubting Rene

I know nothing in deed and all in thought says Descartes, without a tongue of sense or a cheek of meaning. No aspirated syllables or hands with fingers to write or spell insanity in Latin words–curses–faceless and disembodied like smoke to meet the sky. I’ll not believe your matterless musinguntil I put my hands through…

It is always stunning to meet or read someone who displays the unbelieving heart without apology. Working at the bakery this morning (early!), I listened to an old Live album, Throwing Copper. Kowalcyk, the lead singer and song writer, I understand grew up in a church, I think I recall some sort of Baptist. There…

So I’ve been really enjoying Plutarch these days. Originally, I had scheduled two weeks on the guy, but I have so thoroughly enjoyed his story telling, I pushed it to four weeks. We’re reading his Lives. Theseus, Romulous, Demosthenes, Solon, Cicero, Alexander, Caesar, Pompey, Lycurgus, Antony, Brutus, Artaxerxes are just a few of the well…

So I’m just about finished with my first week at the bakery. As of this week, the bakery has a name: Zume Artisan Breads and Pastries. That’s pronounced zoo-may, and for all you linguists out there, it’s the Greek word for yeast. Although there’s a skateboard shop in the mall called Zumies. We’ve been getting…

I’m sorry folks. It’s been too long. Aunt Lucy graciously confronted me the other day, and this is my first step in repentence.

Things are pretty busy these days. I’m currently in the middle of training for a bread baker position at a new bakery opening in Moscow. I’m having a blast.