Not alone

If you read my post on politics the other day and it made you mad, made you think, made you upset, you need to watch this video. If you were born between 1978 and 2000, you need to watch this video. And if you have kids born into this generation, you should watch it too:…

A Christian's Perspective on What's Wrong with Christians

So yesterday’s post rankled a few visitors, and hopefully got some people thinking. Politics have never really been that interesting to me before say… 2001, but lately I find myself pretty passionate about what’s going on in the world. Here’s another thing I’ve found I’m pretty passionate about: what’s going on in the Christian world….

A Christian perspective on what's wrong with the G.O.P.

I hear something like this all too often: I want to vote for the party (/candidate) who is most in-line with my values. Putting aside the fact this is probably not true about either candidate — McCain is an awfully liberal Conservative, and Obama is a pretty conservative Liberal — what really bugs me, especially…

Our house… in the middle of our street

Well I tried to find before pictures. but came up a little short. I wanted to show how bad the roof and the garage looked, but neither of these pictures really do it justice. In short, the roof was in really bad shape along the valleys, and had been partially replaced with an ugly, mis-matched…

Republicans Voting For Obama…

“We cannot tell the world what drum to march to… Our drum is broken.” [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBLnwMbYmUw&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1] Here’s the source article. But don’t read Huffington Post — here’s the man’s own words. 12 days. Let’s see some changes…

Congratulations Chad and Leah!

Another New York baby has arrived, this one born with a serious heart defect. Chad and Leah and the doctors have known about it for awhile, but the birth of Eliana has kicked off a truly unimaginable week, as their new born child went straight into NICU. The big surgery was yesterday, and was clearly…

Happy Birthday jonandnic dot com!

Today (roughly) marks the beginning of the 8th year of this website. From its humble beginnings as a database of wedding invitees and running journal, driven by a SQL Server 7.0 databse, to its now-familiar state, jonandnic.com has been our only truly permanent home for most of our marriage. Things change, most of my tinkering…

Kid Vids

Away for a wedding this weekend, so here are some videos to watch… http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=2938670383203731647&hl=en&fs=true It may be an odd-looking shuffle, but you’d be surprised at how fast she can get around! http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-611509763464404335&hl=en&fs=true Abi would very much like Ben to give her his bottle. Ben would very much like Abi to give him all her toys…

Furious about blue jeans

Yesterday I went shopping for jeans. All of mine have holes in them, so it was time for a new pair. I hit a couple malls, and went from store to store, trying to find a pair that weren’t ugly, or crazy expensive. Mind you, my idea of “crazy expensive” is more than $50. When…