Top 10 Things of the Summer (So far) 10. Baking bread and getting paid to do it 9. Live: Throwing Copper 8. N.T. Wright: Paul for Everyone 7. Eating fresh lettuce from our garden 6. Making Book Shelves with the Blues and seeing Mr. Jones (Doug and Lucy’s dad) dance to Bela Fleck 5. Doug…

Into the Wild The wife, dog, and myself are headed up to Spirit Lake for day or so for a camp out. I have through Wednesday off. It should be a few relaxing days before it’ll be getting busy again. We’re planning on seeing Pirates of the Carribean sometime in there. We hear it’s a…

A Porter Tale

My wife is making me blog about our dog. She says I can’t go to sleep until I tell a story about him. So here I am with my Corona in hand to do my duty. So there we are. It’s Sunday afternoon. All is pleasant. All is peaceful. All is serene. As we gaze…

In which strong objections are made to a certain musical group and other thoughts manage to surface in this small and (for the most part) silent pond The other morning (ie. night) my soul was torn out and run through a food processor. Actually someone scandalized my ears with a CD entitled “Apologeti-X”. There I…

Wright One enjoyable part of my summer has been the opportunity to study the book of Galatians with a friend. We decided to read a couple of commentaries alongside the Pauline puzzle: Luther and Wright. As it turns out, N.T. Wright sometimes goes by the name Tom. His contribution in Paul for Everyone has been…

Porter As it turns out, we got a puppy this week. He’s an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix. We did some checking and heard very good things about the ‘Aussies’ and mixed reports concerning Border Collies. Some folks said they loved the Border Collie, but we read that they can tend to be a bit high…