I Love Radio Shows

Day’s Verse:
Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God.
1 Peter 1:18

When I listen to NPR, I sometimes hear spots for L.A. Theater Works productions. Usually they don’t sound particularly compelling, so it doesn’t generally bother me that they start at 10 pm. Yesterday evening, though, I just had to hear their production: War of the Worlds, with Leonard Nemoy and a bunch of other Star Trek cast. SUPER COOL.

The upshot is that I didn’t stay up, but thanks to the interwebz, it’s easy enough to listen later. It makes me happy that, in a world of Kinects, iPhones, YouTube, and flying cars, the art of the radio show has not died. Continue Reading >>

Sewage Director Position No. 2

Day’s Verse:
I greet you with the grace and peace poured into our lives by God our Father and our Master, Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1:2

John Bidet

Occupation: Business Consultant

Education: BS, Pennsylvania State University; experienced toilet user

Statement: As a business consultant, I understand the importance of doing your business. I have the experience, both in the home and in the public sector, to make decisions that represent your interests because I understand your everyday struggles.

In these uncertain economic times, bathroom users around the region face increasing unease before every flush. My focus will always be with the you, the 99% who are just straining to squeeze out a living. I will be your open door in government, listening closely to neighborhood residents. Continue Reading >>

What I Did: Quincy TTT and After

Day’s Verse:
It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for.
Ephesians 1:11

Oh boy, all this exciting stuff has happened since I posted last.

Actually it hasn’t. Sorry to disappoint you. But stuff in general has happened.

I drove to Quincy via Highway 2, through Leavenworth and Wenatchee. I kept almost driving off the road, gawking at the gorgeous fall color. It wasn’t New England-y in the least, because it was almost entirely bright yellows, and mostly deciduous interspersed among evergreens. Continue Reading >>

Taking the Bike Racing Plunge

Day’s Verse:
Lady Wisdom goes out in the street and shouts.
At the town center she makes her speech.
In the middle of the traffic she takes her stand.

Proverbs 1:20-ish

One of the things about being an adult is that you listen to advice from people you respect, but you don’t always have to obey that advice. That’s why it’s advice.

I mention this because today, against the advice of many people whose opinions I value and respect, I joined Team Group Health, an all-women bike racing team. Continue Reading >>

Twin Falls Hike: Photo Impressions

Day’s Verse:
When down-and-outers get a break, cheer! And when the arrogant rich are brought down to size, cheer! Prosperity is as short-lived as a wildflower, so don’t ever count on it.
James 1:9-11

Dad and Carmel on the Twin Falls trail.
On the Trail 1

I meant to do this.
Forest Blur

Nothing like a hike for getting out in NATURE.
Gridwork

I liked this leaf.
Watery Leaf

Dad gets credit for snapping this partially-submerged shot of Carmel.
Underwater Dog Nose

Trying out the waterproof claim of my camera.
Underwater

Check my Flickr photostream for more pictures. Continue Reading >>

Welcome, Garmin Edge 800

Day’s Verse:
Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
James 1:2-4

I have NaNoWriMo brain right now, but I’m shifting gears because I want to talk briefly about the replacement I bought for my sad, squashed Garmin Edge 605. Continue Reading >>

I Forgive Your Envy

Day’s Verse:
Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven.
James 1:16b-ish (out of context)

It’s about time I talk about bikes again. Remember Artemis, my Seven Alaris?

The top picture is what she looked like shortly after I bought her in October 2008; the bottom picture is in January 2008, her winter look.
Sunset Artemis

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Compare that original style to what she looks like now.
Pink Tape

Your keen observational skills will notice that she went from pretty badass, especially in the winter, to just plain pretty. She started off ti with black and red; now she’s ti and pink. Today I swapped out my old black bar tape for the new, free, PINK bar tape I got on my trip to CBS with Dad on Friday. That’s right, the last holdout of black* on Artemis has succumbed to pink. I even used some fun swirly reflective tape on top of the black finishing tape. Continue Reading >>