March 30, 2008 | Leave a comment

This is part of an ongoing series called Blinders where I explore some of the ways I streamline my computer workflows to minimize distractions. I have a good chunk of writing to do in the next week. Friday, I was hoping to get a good head start. It was a catastrophe. This afternoon, I took […]

leap at maczot

March 29, 2008 | Leave a comment

Yesterday, I raved about Leap. This weekend, as hoped, Leap is half-price at MacZot. The handful of video tours available from the makers of Leap offer a look at how useful Leap is. If you’ve ever spent more than three minutes looking for a file, then consider Leap.

ah, the pacific northwest

March 28, 2008 | Leave a comment

Three tweets from this week: sun, i love you, i really do. but you are making my grass grow way too fast. can we work something else out? Monday 9:52am rain, i love the way you sound out there, i really do. but you are making my grass grow way too fast. can we work […]

spring cleaning the documents folder

March 28, 2008 | Leave a comment

This is part of an ongoing series called Blinders where I explore some of the ways I streamline my computer workflows to minimize distractions. Spring seems to be reluctant to make it’s way to the Pacific Northwest this year. I decided to coax it along with a good spring cleaning in my documents folder. Documents […]

christ the lord: the road to cana

March 25, 2008 | 5 Comments

Anne Rice is living out my dream. I’ll cede it to her — she is more qualified. Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana is the second book in her historical fiction series about Jesus. In it, she combines historical Jesus research and fiction writing, and therefore two of my dreams/passions. I think I enjoyed […]

the fourth third

March 22, 2008 | 4 Comments

There is an adage that celebrities always die in threes. It doesn’t apply to hard drives. A week and a half ago, my buddy JJ called me asking me if I knew how he might recover files off his MacBook hard drive that had just crashed. I didn’t. Last I heard, he was buried in […]

yep at maczot

March 21, 2008 | Leave a comment

Yep is available for $20 from MacZot today only. It’s a spiffy little program for, well, spiffing up your workspace by reducing paper clutter. It’s worth a look if you don’t have it. Thanks to the recommendation of Unclutterer, I picked up a Fujitsu ScanSnap to use with Yep. They are pricey but worthwhile if […]

blinders: for a distracted mind

March 18, 2008 | 2 Comments

This is the introduction to an ongoing series called Blinders. I’m going to explore some ways I try to help my oft distracted mind stay focused on what I’m doing. Last week, I started meandering through A Perfect Mess. I’ve only read about a tenth of it, so I probably shouldn’t comment on it yet. […]

happy st patricks day

March 17, 2008 | 2 Comments

A little St Patrick history the Veggie Tales way….

pass the mustard [the mustard manifesto]

March 12, 2008 | 4 Comments

I can’t seem to stop thinking about mustard. A few weeks ago in class, we looked at these words of Jesus from Mark 4:30-31: Jesus said, “How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it? It is like a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the […]


March 12, 2008 | 3 Comments

This is appealing. But it feels like fantasyland.

some love for my kindle

March 10, 2008 | 2 Comments

While traveling the past few weeks, I read The Starfish and the Spider for a research project I have due later this month. I read it on my Amazon Kindle. The Kindle experience is turning out to be all I hoped it would — other than having to turn it off for takeoff and landing. […]

further reflections on our austin trip

March 10, 2008 | 1 Comment

In addition to the bits I posted here last week, I have posted some more indepth reflection on our time in Austin on the Hodos Project blog. A few have wondered aloud why I am maintaining a separate blog for the Hodos Project. The Hodos Project blog is streamlined and focuses on updates for those […]

out and about in austin, day 3

March 7, 2008 | 4 Comments

Some thoughts from our final day in Austin: We had lunch with John Berryhill from the Emerging Church Network. I met John in Austin a few years ago as he was helping to develop smaller faith communities throughout the city. I love his heart for cultivating churches that are meaningful for those who aren’t followers […]

lazy saturday links – 03.07.08 (special friday pm edition)

March 7, 2008 | Leave a comment

Some of my favorite links on creativity and workflow from the interweb the past few weeks: OmniFocus coming for the iPhone (OmniGroup) – I really get by okay without OmniFocus on my iPhone, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be thrilled to see it! Trick Out Your iPhone with These Smart Playlists (The Cranking Widgets […]

out and about in austin, day 2

March 6, 2008 | 1 Comment

Some thoughts and reflections from day 2 in Austin: Spent a precious few hours this morning with David Gentiles and Rick Diamond from the Journey Imperfect Faith Community. We really apprecited hearing what their community is all about and getting their perspectives on Austin. Thank you JJ for connecting me with David. For lunch, we […]

out and about in austin, day 1

March 5, 2008 | 6 Comments

We ran ourselves ragged in Austin today. Some of the highlights: Chris Marlow was gracious enough to set up some time to connect with several other church planters: Jonathan Dodson, Jeff Mangum, Jeremy Self, Jacob Vanhorn, and Charles Whitmire. Thanks for your time…I hope there will be more opportunities to sit with each of you. […]


March 4, 2008 | 2 Comments

The Only Moment When We Were Alone – Explosions in the Sky. Go ahead and listen to it right now. I’ll wait. (If you don’t have it, get it. You need to have it.) The 4:26 mark in the song is… Wait, what are you doing? Don’t jump to that part. Let it build so […]