Monday, October 27, 2008

Kids Again

I went riding with a bunch of friends yesterday. There were six of us on Motorcycles (one KTM 535mxc, four Honda XR400's, and two XR250's) and two on Quads (a Honda 250 and a 300).
I ride a '91 Honda XR250xl, with all black gear and a white helmet.
We went up to Buck Rock, then on the Buck Rock Jeep Trail, and to a place called The Sand Pit. It wasn't really a pit, and it wasn't very sandy (more like loose granite), but it had some fun places to jump. I felt like a kid again, out with all my buddies in the dessert or on a BMX track. We had at least one Ferreira so it still counts. Allan took the pictures.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Life Fits

As I closed the glass on the back of Shifty, my Pathfinder, I thought, "My life fits in the back of a truck."

No. That's wrong.
                                 I reminded myself

My life does not consist of that stuff.

Right now my life fits in the world that God created, in the places where he leads me, around the people...

                        ...where He wants me to be.

Moving Time

I'm packing up my stuff in the little room underneath Cedar Hall where I've been living for the past month and moving it across the creek to my family's cabin, where I'll be until spring. I'm very excited!

We just remodeled the kitchen, and put all new flooring in the whole place. Now it feels like a cozy house rather than an old cabin. I can't wait to have people over!

My friend Tyler and I are starting a men's bible study that will hopefully turn into a book by the end of the winter. I'm extremely excited about that. I think it will be good for all of us.

Back to packing!

(not that I have that much to pack, but I still have to get it into the back of my truck)

Half Dome

A crew of us hiked Half Dome this last weekend.
It was very tiring, the cables were down, there was lightning on the horizon, and most of us had been awake for more than 24 hours all ready. It was time to turn around. But, it was amazingly beautiful, and as soon as I have web access that lets me get to Picasaweb, I'll put a few more photos up.  Oh, and I have plenty of stories, too.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A change in the way we read.

“I can’t read War and Peace anymore,” he admitted. “I’ve lost the ability to do that. Even a blog post of more than three or four paragraphs is too much to absorb. I skim it.”

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Thanks for the link, Eric.

Saturday, October 11, 2008