Puh-kah anyone?

Ben and Abi’s new favorite snack is pickles — called “puh-kahs” by Ben, when he opens the fridge door and demands one. This is unfortunate, because when a pickle is left dried up on the floor, it looks disturbingly like a turd.

Lighten things up around here

This weekend we celebrated Abigail’s first birthday. Nic’s family came over and we had cake, made by Nic, and slightly burnt burgers made by yours truly. Abi opened a present all the way from Malaysia, and Benjamin spent most of the time “helping” Abigail play with her gifts. There’s lots more pictures and video on…

The Emerging Church

I usually try and wait until my thoughts on a subject have fully percolated before I blog on them. I’ve been told that I’m rather direct in the communication of my thoughts and opinions, so if I come across loudly, I try to make sure I’ve at least thought through what I’m shouting. However, this…

unChristian

In our small group we’re studying a book called unChristian. Its one that rings true with me, and challenges me on many levels. On the surface, its about un-Christ-like behavior in the Christian community — especially in North America. It was written by a researcher who has collected hard data that clearly illustrates how miserably…

1 year

Since there seems to be some confusion, I went back to video I made and double-checked. Poor kid — her dad doesn’t even know when her birthday is! Well, it’s today. On March 25 last year, our Abigail was born. Now she’s a walking, close-to-talking little princess, determined to keep up with her big brother….

Technological Dissonance

In the late 1970s an incredible new video technology debuted. Originally called Discovision, it delivered high resolution movies on an optical platter roughly the size of an LP. Although it was an analog medium, movies frequently included a digital audio track (typically 3 channel DTS) along-side the stereo analog track. LaserDisc was significantly more expensive…

Due East

Turns out the easiest way to get your tax refund from your American bank to your Canadian one is just to drive to the States, get a money order made out to yourself, then drive back… So we’re off to Buffalo tomorrow to do just that. And since we’re there we figure we might as…

Financial Goals

Its our goal, before we turn 31, to have zero debt (aside from our mortgage), 3 months salary in the bank, an actively growing retirement savings fund, about 10% of our mortgage paid off, and disposable monthly income we can use for our adventures. This year, after a few long years of hard work, catapults…

Spring is Springing

And with it comes colds. I’m finally over mine, and have my voice back at full hollering strength, but its working its way through our kids now. Ben seems to be mostly recovered — Nic woke up one night to check on him, and he had a fever of almost 104. The poor guy was…

The History of the Modern Mac

OK, that was fun. My voice barely made it, but I managed to talk for the better part of 2 hours, about nothing but geek stuff. In the mid 90s it was very hard to be a Mac fan. But this group of people, like many other faithful users, did it anyway. They bombed down…