Monday, August 30, 2010

One Of My Dad's Favorite Sayings ...

... has been scientifically confirmed. Research on alcohol consumption found that, on average, moderate drinkers outlived heavy drinkers, who outlived non-drinkers.

The headline, "Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Non-Drinkers?" focuses on the difference between the non-drinkers and the heavy drinkers, which, of course, obliges me to quote Animal House: "My advice to you [Flounder] is to start drinking heavily." Bluto's advice is the wrong take away from this research, though. The differences between heavy and non-drinkers are not significant when you compare them to the moderate drinkers.

The real take away, is my dad's wise advice: "Everything in moderation".

Ndamukong Suh sets record for hardest metered football hit

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A whole lot of lanterns

Reminds me of the 4th at the Woods... if we added 1,000 lanterns, that is.

via StumbleUpon.

Monday, August 16, 2010

On How to Live

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” - Hunter S. Thompson

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Can we have reasoned public policy without God?

No. Not really. You'll have to smuggle Him in, though.

Tip of the alpenhorn to Brad Vermurlen. If you think Christians don't think, you haven't read Brad's blog.

Monday, May 24, 2010

For Lost Fans

Joy of Tech has a great graphical summary of Lost.

Friday, May 21, 2010

What is my purpose?

"We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God's original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him."
- Colossians 1:15-16 The Message

I wrote down ... "and finds its purpose in him" from a message at church two weeks ago. I often am puzzled about my purpose. I don't seem to fit right anywhere. I'll never find my purpose by pursuing it or by "finding myself". I can only find it in pursuing Him and asking to be part of his purposes. Everything else is blind alleys and trap doors to terror. Though all paths look promising at the start, it is not so.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010