Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Monday- Philadelphia
Tuesday- Washington DC
Wednesday- Boston
Thursday- Boston
Friday- Boston, Philadelphia & Miami
Saturday- CRUISE SHIP!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

what i lost today

yup, it's been a while. I have been doing better then I expected. I find my things pretty quick. Yesterday morning I looked for my Palm Pilot and figured quite simply that I had left it home. Got home last nite and sure enough...no Palm. I have done the usual looking; car, bedroom, all coat pockets etc...but to no avail! UGH!!!

...and then
This kinda falls into this category. Last nite I lost another friend....John Flick has officially moved away. He's GONE!

It was kinda tough last nite. John has been a very steady fixture in my life for a # of years. Although he is not "lost" he is gone from my daily life. Best wishes John and Holly. We will miss you more then written or spoken words.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

humility forgiveness love

Lord please grant me understanding and wisdom.....Lord give me humility and love.

Humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility....ahhhh....much better now....thank you Lord!

no cut paste here.....just repeating the word.....and for next few minutes I think I got. it.

Saturday, November 25, 2006


The world is a BIG place. How often do you think of the world? We are so caught up in our own little world that we fail to see the big world. I have been doing some thinking...my world consists of a very complicated lifestyle and yet the majority of the world worries about what I take for granted and I am not talking about broadband internet and digital cable...I am talking about clean water that never even gets hot. WE HAVE HOT WATER. WE HAVE ELECTRICITY. when we don't have electricity it is more then an inconvenience....what do you do? Life stops.

Stop looking at what you want and think you need and start looking at other people and what they need. What will you leave on earth....credit card debt? What will you leave, when you are gone what will you have done? Think hard....what can you leave? If you had one day left to live would you live it for you? Would you go find a roller coaster and ride it so that you get to enjoy the ride or would you do something for someone else? By doing something for someone else you STAND a chance of leaving something behind. The only thing that lasts that you leave behind is light or darkness...light being defined as love. Leave love behind. Start today by loving others, not just by words but by actions. Show love. Be love. Know love.

Friday, November 17, 2006


I found a link; www.howmanyofyou.com . It was a link from someone who posted on Jag's site.
I typed in my name...it said that there were zero people named Tate Perazzelli. Interesting.

On another note. I finally have disposed of all of my roof trash. I still have a few minor bundles of original cedar shake singles left to dispose of ( I figure they are at least 50 years old) but, I am basically complete with the trash. Of course we had major rain and wind this week and guess what...my roof leaked in two places. I know the problem. It's not a big deal so relax.

Currently I am working on installing wood around our bedroom windows. In my infinite wisdom I took all the original wood out thinking I would replace it pronto...well that was a year ago. I am using walnut wood. It is worth the years wait.

Work is good.
Church is excellent.
Friends are awesome.
Family is bliss.

Ultimate Frisbee is this week. Rock on!

There are zero of me...how many are there of you?

Thursday, November 16, 2006


I was waiting for my sign guy to get to his shop, I had just dropped my brother off @ work, he had to be in @ 7:45AM. Since the sign guy was only 10 minutes from there I figured it w/b better to wait out the sign guy then go home.
Coffee was in order!

I decided to go to Coffee Works just typing their name makes me yearn for a cup of their joe.
I had left my Arsenal (British soccer team) hat in my pocket cause I thought that should it be cold I could look cool. I went on to the coffee shop and 'lo and behold! A potential car for Aryn! Honda, hmmmm....1997, 116K for 4,750 OBO...I am thinking 3,800-4,200. Looks well maintained. I took the info and went for coffee.
The guy @ the coffee shop was wearing an Arsenal shirt! No way you say? Absolutely! I took out my hat and we were in Arsenal heaven. His name was Joe, nice chap.
Then I went to get hot soft pretzels from the best soft pretzel maker in the world. South Jersey Pretzel. They even have a cool name. After all this....the point of my story?
While waiting for the sign guy for 45 minutes I decided to get Philadelphia magazine from Rite Aid, they didn't carry it. They did carry a magazine called NJ Life. Blew my mind. Did they have the name first or did I?
Well I bought it and it later became the first magazine that I have ever returned. Totally disappointing.
It was not a very interesting magazine. Tons of ads and an article about a wealthy woman who saved a llama. I got nothing out of it and I get something out of everything.

Go out and enjoy the day. I have tons planned....you?
Everything is good right now....after all you live in America.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


This is an excerpt from Yahoo news.


O.J. Simpson in which the former football star discusses "how he would have committed" the slayings of his ex-wife and her friend, for which he was acquitted, the network said.The two-part interview, titled "O.J. Simpson: If I Did It, Here's How It Happened," will air Nov. 27 and Nov. 29, the TV network said.

Simpson has agreed to an "unrestricted" interview with book publisher Judith Regan, Fox said.

"O.J. Simpson, in his own words, tells for the first time how he would have committed the murders if he were the one responsible for the crimes," the network said in a statement. "In the two-part event, Simpson describes how he would have carried out the murders he has vehemently denied committing for over a decade."

The interview will air days before Simpson's new book, "If I Did It," goes on sale Nov. 30. The book, published by Regan, "hypothetically describes how the murders would have been committed."

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

busy, busy, busy, busy, busy , busy tis' the season to get busy....

fasten your seat belts campers..... the world is spinning so fast right now that if you don't hold on you might just fall off.

are you ready for the ride of a lifetime?
Then open your eyes and realize that today is

NOVEMBER 14, 2006

Go, get BUSY!

Friday, November 10, 2006


One of my good friends and brother's in Christ just gave me a mix disc.
He titled it Dreamer's Disease--Faith Mix.

That's where my head is right now!


So one day I am sitting at the 'puter and my daughter's significant other, Bad News Johnny is in the other room but his shoes are sitting next to the front door and they look familiar so I pick them up and they are some off brand shoe I never heard of, but they are the same exact style of my lost shoes...and it is slowly becoming clearer that they were in fact never lost but stolen!

Johnny's nickname of Bad News is certainly appropriate.

So he is over last nite and I mention to him the exact scenario of above and he laughs, LAUGHS! "yes, I think I may have them" he says. In fact says he; "I randomly bought a bunch of shoes for my restaurant job that were all non-slip and the other nite I was working and hustled past a puddle of water and slipped and fell on my butt....I was so ticked he says....non-slip? Ugh and threw the shoes (presumably mine) in the closet."

Although it is yet to be confirmed...I believe Bad News Johnny took my shoes by mistake and now has them in his closet. The tater lives on...he is not losing stuff as frequently!!

As to LOST....my family is obsessed. They started watching this show and it has taken over their very lives. I am still a random watcher.

Listening to: New Radicals....pretty good.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


1. Everyone's a great person till you work with them.

2. Life's not about how much money you make it's about how many people you inspire.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Paul Katz

Paul Katz was found on my plaster wall while I painstakingly steamed wall paper off my stairwell. He signed his name. Did he plaster the wall or hang the paper. Google could not tell me which. There is a Paul Katz that is an Associate Professor of biology at Georgia State and a Paul Katz who has prints and posters available on art.com and a Paul Katz who is a noted member of the Cleveland Quartet.
Really, all I know is that he signed my wall and I am tired of steaming the wall. Soon enough we will paint over him and eventually he will be forgotten by us but, God won't ever forget him. Whether the Paul Katz who signed my wall knew God or didn't know Him...God knew Paul, God knows all His children.

Make as many marks on as many walls as you want or leave the mark of Christ wherever you go the mark of Christ lives for eternity. Mark wisely.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Thanks for bearing with me on the lost and found stuff. I think that this thearaputic for me, to report to you, the reader.

Keys...they were in my jacket. It was over 70 yesterday and I did not need a jacket, unlike the previous days when I left my keys in the coat.

One a colorful note.
The Pin Oak tree outside my window is brillant. Green~~Orange~~Yellow~~Brown
The sun is streaming through the branches. You are all wonderful.
Something is happening.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

TOP 10

Join the fray...
So my son, Taylor asks me where Queen ranks in the top bands of all time list.
I figure Queen is underrated in America and overtly appreciated in England.

This is all I have so far...
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd

Classic Rock??? Who me?
Which reminds me....add The Who to that list.

Who I would put on the list that others might not agree with:
Bill Withers...go ahead name two songs he did!
Electric Light Orchestra
Bruce Springsteen
Neil Young

At one time I would have included Radiohead in that list...today, not so sure, I really don't know their music well enough.
Growing up I would have also included The Police in that mix, but what about David Bowie and Hendrix??
And there is always Chicago...am I showing my age?
and then I think....what about Christian music...hmmm top Christian band for me??? Hmmm....Rich Mullins is an easy choice, but I am really liking the Newsboys and David Crowder and Audio Adrenaline (BTW--they are breaking up) has certainly been around.
I guess the Newsboys would be the fave next to Burlap to Cashmere whose one album is amazing just like you.

1st signs of Christmas

It happened this past weekend while roaming the aisles of Home Depot in preparation for my school um....my son's school project. They had Christmas displays out. I also saw a commercial for which I cannot remember the product advertised and it featured a Christmas song with funky lyrics. Christmas is here and the trees are not even fully naked yet!

enjoy the day....it is AWESOME!

What I lost today...

Ok...here we go again...NO, I did not find anything I lost as of yet and we can add my keys to the mix.
1. My new $70 Merrell shoes still lost, lost during the roof escapade.
2. My Nikon D-50 camera battery charger. I ordered a new one off of ebay yesterday.
3. My keys.

ahhh.....life is grand!

Monday, October 30, 2006

What I lost today...

as continued from before....

no, I stil have not found my brand new Merrell shoes that I paid 70.00 for. They have been lost for about three weeks.

I have been very good lately usually finding things before I post and not needing to post about "what I lost" but, alas...my camera battery charger has been lost for about 8 or 9 days. I think it is really lost but then again I think everything is always really lost.
I am gong to buy another one today. My camera has been dead for about a week.

...to be continued

the drip, drip

1st and foremost let me say....it is a stunning Monday....a drop-dead gorgeous day like my wife!
Recap---alrighty readers fasten your seat belts or as my sis-in-law Chris calls them: safety-belts.

1. Friday....boss calls, the owner' son is rowing in Philly tomorrow....don't go out of your way but she will be stopping in the stores...yup, I met w/her...went well.
2. Third Day,David Crowder...well I messed up again! We only caught the last two songs of Crowder 'cause I wanted to make sure we ate (we did). Now I know where to eat in Hellertown, Pa. The breaking of bread was great since 16 of us traveled to the show....but my know it all attitude did not help when we arrived to the center @ 7:09PM for a 6:00PM start. CHRISTIANS being prompt!! UGH! We missed the opener, Hyperstatic Union and caught the close of David Crowder (no encore). Crowder was rockin' the house so hard that the arena was swaying. Third Day was good but, I have a hard time forgiving myself.
Passed a Dunkin' Donuts on the way home...it was 10:12 and they were closed....good thing America really runs on 4 & 5 dollar coffees from Starbucks down the road.
3. Sun was uneventful other then......I have almost completely taken out all of my trash. My roof is almost all gone...1-2 more weeks should do it as long as the trashmen don't get suspicious.
4. Sun nite....WENT TO MOE'S--'nuff said.
5. As I arose to the stunning day hereafter known as Monday....as I walked beneath our bathroom as my most beautiful wife showered...the distinct noise penetrated my ear...
drip drip drip
Yes, home repair is calling my name. That is why my living room ceiling has been buckling.
Enjoy your day!

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Messerli was suspended for two days without pay and four days with pay for grabbing a Park High senior's soccer jersey and pulling it over his head and giving the student a "wedgie" by pulling up on the waist band of his underwear. The incident happened on Oct. 5 at a junior varsity soccer game.

Messerli cried Monday as he read a statement to the board and the public.

"I've made mistakes in my life, but none have had the impact that this one has had," he said.

He said his first reaction was to resign, but he wanted to "tackle this mess" head on.

"I want to live in a world where we don't have to hide when we screw up," he said

love and forgiveness.....aren't they beautiful?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Looks like we are going to have a fantastic rock-n-roll kinda day!

#1. It is Tuesday
#2. I have 2nd row tixs to see Paul Simon @ the Tower with MY dad?!
That will mean I have attended a rock concert with each of my parents! Wow, that is so cool....the only thing cooler would have been if they would have dragged me to a rock concert. Back in 80 or 81 (yeah, I was born in 1963) I took my mom to see Electric Light Orchestra in what was dubbed the "Big Night". That is when they had the flying saucer for their Out of the Blue album. I really dig ELO. One of my faves of all time. It was a great show. So I remember growing up and hearing Simon and Garfunkel on the radio while I w/b with my dad. He would be singing Mrs. Robinson or other tunes while driving. So when I heard that Paul Simon would be playing the intimate 3,500 seat Tower and the chances of getting seats w/b big....I jumped....the amazing thing is, ebay is amazing. I was able to get 2nd row seats for less then face value. UNREAL!
#3. Looks like a serious job change description is going to take place within the next month....PRAY, PRAY, PRAY....What are we praying for you ask? Do I want the job? Do I want the raise....well, I am not sure of what I want other then I want what God wants. If I can impact people in DC for Him and further His kingdom then....BRING IT ON. It's not about me.

#4. I hope and pray all of you are well.....read your bible today it is the MOST amazing book in the world! It will change your life for the better. It is the most amazing book ever written.

Peace, love and Jimmi Hendrix!


Saturday, October 21, 2006


Today is a day to clean the remaining roof trash up and garden. Really the garden is starting to close down for the year but I have a lot of general garden stuff to do. I might try to get some pics later.
If all goes as planned....I will work on a potential plumbing leak later and then go to Moe's for dinner and follow that with a Barnes and Noble trip.

One note-
Fall is pure and simple. The colors on the trees...RED--YELLOW--GREEN--BROWN--ORANGE...the trees are fantastic and in just a short few weeks they will be naked. But, right now they are so beautiful I cannot find words to express it. Keep looking at the leaves....glimpse the beauty.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Today is EXTRA special

Dearest reader....I know you find that just a a tad hard to believe from me. I mean everyday is really special and I work at making sure everyday is as unique as each of you. But today....look out!
1. Clean the house
2. Drove Aryn to work and listened to bootleg Adam Hill.
3. Make the Taylor's lunch
4. Clean the house
6. Get done work by 2:00 and come home and clean the house!
7. Attend Ralph Archbold tribute...my 1st ever 100.00 a plate dinner. Ralph has played Ben Franklin in Philly for 25 years.
8. Come home around 9:00 and CLEAN THE HOUSE
9. Go pick up the most beautiful woman in the world from the airport....wait on the tarmac for her, flowers in hand....and when I see her....you could film it for a movie as I sprint towards her...

2nite THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD RETURNS FROM COSTA RICA--A pure and simple pleasure trip with her friend Donna.
Well....GOTTA RUN---Have to go clean! Love you all! Tater

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

look at all the lonely people where do they all come from?

The US population is @ 300 million. We hit 200 million in 1967.
The Census Bureau counts the population every 10 years. In between, it uses administrative records and surveys to estimate monthly averages for births, deaths and net immigration. The bureau has a "population clock" that estimates a birth every seven seconds, a death every 13 seconds and a new immigrant every 31 seconds. Add it together and you get one new American every 11 seconds.

Think about it for a minute...300 million people. Three-hundred million people. Of that 300 million, you are but 1. One person out of millions and millions.

what do you really hope to accomplish during your very short time here on earth?

ahhhhh world peace.....start by smiling at everyone. :)

Rocktober 17th

Here it comes! Look out!!

Tuesday Rocktober 17th 2006,,,,,,,R U READY????

Move aside or join the rumble....it's going to be a day like no other you have ever had.
I can feel it. It's rocking like never before....I'm so excited I just can't hide it (Ponter Sisters)!

Let's see the Bears lost....nope wait a minute....'da Bears WON w/o scoring a single offensive TD. Today is going to be outstanding for us but, I am not so sure the Cards are going to have a great day....BUT THEY CERTAINLY SHOULD!

Yesterday was Boss Day, the national holiday as designated by Hallmark. Next up is national Harvest Day. But, back to Boss Day. Folks I gotta say this one floored the Tater. My staff gave me a card...whoa, let's back up a second to PURPOSE. My purpose is to love everyone;

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

I really want to encourage others to be their best. Their absolute best. I want to see them light themselves and others on FIRE. I want them to do this so that they may too, spur others onto greatness. Frankly folks, it's really the will of Jesus Christ I am talking about. His love is the greatest love of all time. If you die to yourself and put His love on and others see that love and follow it...then purpose is complete but, I digress.

So this card was sitting on my desk..."Boss Day", I thought as I opened the card. Forget the Hallmark cover and typed print and jump to the words written by my fellow workers:

"Great leaders inspire people, thanks for inspiring me"

"Thanks for the chance"

"Thanks for alaways believing in us"

"You have always encouraged me"

"You are a great boss and a great friend...I never thought that was possible"

and so on and so forth

my rest is peaceful

i love you all


Monday, October 16, 2006

weekend in the woods

It was a weekend of camping~~hiking~~food~~fellowship~~bonding~~

The smores had peanut-butter in 'em.

Everyone got GOLD STARS!

Rock on!

Friday, October 13, 2006



The area of Buffalo NY awakened to anywhere from 14" of snow to 2'.

Now that's my kinda morning.

Today's snowstorm has set a record for the month of October in the Buffalo /Niagra area.

Detriot apparently also experienced some snowfall affecting the baseball playoff game. Apparently it was such a shocker that their team had made the playoffs that it did in fact snow.

I love calamity...snowstorms....ice storms and even hurricanes. I do not enjoy it when anyone gets hurt but I do enjoy the variety that a good storm can provide.
Snow in particuliar is always a lot of fun.

10. Snow makes the whole world look beautiful and pure

9. You can build your own friend

8. You can swoosh down the Matterhorn

7. You can eat it

6. You can have snowball fights

5. You can put it in a freezer and take it out in July and really hurt someone

4. Some people have never seen it

3. People cannot walk around naked in it

2. You can build a house out of it and live in it

and the #1 reason "why I love snow"

1. Snow makes people who would not have had a conversation, have one


Thursday, October 12, 2006


I saw the Departed on Wednesday nite and it changed my life. I no longer want to see movies like that. I used to think they were entertaining or a slice of real life if you will and while they might be a true view of life the redemption of what I got out of the movie besides wanting to be violent is hard to figure.
I have weighed this out.
I love Braveheart~~Crash~~Saving Private Ryan~~Million Dollar Baby and some of these movies would be questionable in many peoples minds. HOWEVER, movies like Mystic River, Scarface and the Departed did nothing for me except tell me it was ok to smash someones head and not only that but, I would probably be considered cool and even cooler once my had gets smashed in. Hey, I liked The Departed, I laughed, I cringed I got angry and so forth and so on. It was an interesting story but, no good came out of it. When I left the theatre I felt like being violent. I wanted to pick up a trash can and throw it or punch my foot through something. I don't want to feel like that.

I could go on and on about this and debate it eternally for eternity but, it comes down to this:

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
From the Bible, book of Phillipians

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Oh happy day everyone! Having a non-leaking roof can certainly change your perspective. Boy did I sleep well last nite. it was sweet and I needed it. I feel refreshed and ready to go.
The sun is stunning this AM. Last nite was the 1st real look of the waning full moon that I got, it was full on Sat. It was big and orange around 8:30.
So today folks....I am thankful. Thankful for God and thankfull for you. Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 09, 2006

the roof is done

I still have some minor touch-ups but, for waht it's worth...the roof is done.
I did not have any relevations this time. I did not stand tall on the top of the roof once completed. This was more of a humbling experience.
From ripping it down
Disposing of 30+ bags of HEAVY trash
Stucco the walls
Ceiling collapse
Dry wall the ceiling

and on and on and on

Saturday, October 07, 2006

absolute genius

can you see the wise man simply
living loving quietly
every breath he takes eternity
till the sun turns black

What I lost today (so far)

I cannot find the receipts from Home Depot to return all of the extra stuff purchased during the roof repair.
I looked up their return policy...I s/b ok.

10,000 songs in your pocket

That was the tag line Apple used to sell their ipods. I am on my 3rd ipod. I currently have a 60 gig color video....I think it is a 5th generation.
I am @ 8, 849 songs and counting.
It isn't that ez to get 10,000 songs.

Friday, October 06, 2006

New Segment

If you ever see these....call me, please!! These are my actual keys.

In a effort to keep abreast of the world's quest to be "on point" of the NEXT BIG THING

We are beating everyone to the punch by starting the newest, latest craze to keep YOU dear reader informed of life's twists~~turns and non-stop excitment.

It is called:

What I lost today!
We begin yesterday when @ 1:45PM @ 3rd and Markets St I took an employee to lunch in an effort to bring her to a new level within my region, upon sitting at the table I took my bulky keys and tossed them to the large window sill and as doing so said to self; "self, don't forget that you put your keys there" Ahhhhhh but we all know what happened @ 6:05 PM as I readied myself to depart work....yup...."where are my keys", followed by a frantic thinking process till I remembered the "toss onto the windowsill".
Keys back in possession.
I also have had my headphones missing for 2 days now....this is alarming BECAUSE I had put a back-up set of headphones in my attache' and they are not in my attache'. I think the headphones are in the back of the truck and will determine that once I leave for work today.

I did lose a new pair of shoes this week...I only wore them once. I paid 79.00 for them last week. I can only surmise that they must still be in the house.

That's it for now.


I have been anticipating rain for several days.....the roof is working.

I have truly worked to keep a roof over my families head.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Today's Random Pic

this pic dates back tp 01/06 when we had a retreat @ Camp Manatawny. We were returning the mattresses to their respective cabins.
It was a blast. It was also the morning after the hottest fire I have ever made. IT WAS KILLER HOT....

more roof pics

Sistering the joists
Shingles going on
Just about done


So far thanks to:

These MEN have assisted me in the monster known as my roof

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Salsarita's or Moes'

We had heard there was a new game in town and it was called Salsarita's located in Historic Haddonfield NJ. We had tried to go on Survivor nite last week but, hey, things happen. 1st let me state this; a certain young man by the name of Adam somehow discovered Moe's a while back. When he led us to the promised land (Moe's) we agreed...it was awesome and became the next best thing to Skippy peanut butter (my fave). We have been making the faithful pilgrimage to Moe's just about every two weeks for some time now. Maybe it's the chips or the tomatillo sauce topped with REAL HOT sauce or the names of the entrees or maybe the fact that they only play music by dead people but, whatever it is, we keep coming back. Then we heard about Salsaritas from a certain young lass....namely Nawana. It was much closer then Moe's and sounded promising. We downloaded the menu checked them out on the internet and waited until the timing was right for a journey across Collingswood thru Westmont and into Historic Haddonfield.
Then it happened....we had the chance and took it. We journeyed by way of Scion XB into the "new" (???) Promised Land but, alas, it was not to be.
Chips---they were arguably some of the worst chips to be given. I am a chip man BTW, a man who loves his side of chips be it potato or tortilla...I like 'em and I like 'em stacked high. these chips were equivalent to store brand chips at best. Salsas/sides...ugh...1st nothing was HOT and we all know I like it HOT. The tomatillo sauce was like it came out of a jar...I don't know how Moe's does it but, I could make a meal out of their chips and salsas. The burrito called a "burrito" was pretty tasteless. I think Moe's stuff is FRESH, FRESH, FRESH....Salsaritas is processed yuck. The queso labeled as "cheese" was just that...melted wiz stuff...folks the list goes on and on. Spoiled? Yes, by way of Moe's. The next contender is going to have a lot more ground to make up thanks to Salsaritas.
Bottom Line: I will not be back @ Salsaritas...not even in a pinch. I know it's harsh but, that's the facts...yes Salsaritas was slightly cheaper but it was like a McDonalds on a bad day...just something to eat 'cause you have to (sorry John).

Monday, October 02, 2006

It's Monday Afternoon

I am going to finish up the roof.

1st a quick powernap....12 minutes max....they make a difference. My wife thinks it's being lazier...to me it's a refueling.

BTW---Over the weekend I saw gas for 2.01 per gallon @ Citgo. Did anyone else know that Citgo gas is from Venezula???

Saturday, September 30, 2006

who could resist?

Friday on my mind

It's Friday. So much has happened this week.
Importantly: I forgave someone.
My company did not get the next big thing.
John announced formally that he is leaving.
I worked hard at work and even harder on my home.
Story #1.

Hugs. How important are they? Why do we cringe sometimes from hugs?
I am wondering about how much we pray. Do we ever pray enough?
I heard a story about a preacher man who was in a hotel with his son and it was this preacher man's practice to tip the maid; feeling that the maid was an underpaid & overworked human. This preacher man also had conducted an informal survey of tipping. Christian tipping and how restaurant workers of
America preferred not to work Sundays since the church going crowd after worshipping and learning to live like Christ would go out to eat and leave meager tips. So the preacher man and his son were leaving said hotel and the preacher man discovered he only had one 10 dollar bill. It was his practice to leave a tip mind you but not generally a 10 dollar tip and since this was the only cash he had he was reluctant to leave it. So being contemplative of what to do...the preacher man and his son prayed. Prayed as to what they should do....leave the 10 or go their merry way. Upon completion of the prayer the son said; "Dad, sometimes it's more important to take care of other people" and it was decided.
P R A Y E R works.

How will anyone ever know you are a Christian???
Is it important for others too know????

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I thought like my brother and have decided

maybe taking the 5 minutes to write this all down gave me the perspective I needed. No dumpster.

Peace of mind is coming to me.

logic, where art thou?

I am praying and I am lost...I have dug a deep hole in my home restoration projects. I have had countless assistance from my brothers and sisters in Christ and yet I am lost. I am usually VERY good at making decisions, but this time, I am confused...to get a dumpster or not. How do I proceed? Peace of mind comes to mind. What is good is how I should proceed. FULL STEAM AHEAD....the roof is semi done, @ 1:39AM (Monday morn) the porch roof caved in, I have literally a ton of trash that the trashmen drove by after sizing it up and yet...I need to cast my worries aside. WHY do I ponder the simple things? Why am I moping around when there is work to be done? I have already placed a call to the drywall guy. I continue to pray, for mine is not of dire need. The day began many hours ago and yet I walk around aimlessly trying to get perspective.
Chaos. I long for work where I know proceedings, where I know good from bad.

Saturday, September 23, 2006



TODAY I have no SERIOUS obligations. I have been asked to attend Elizabeth's b-day party ( i think she is 3) and my daughter and I may look at some vehicles. This is the 1st time in a long time I have no obligations to others; to be or do something for someone and frankly, it is super sweet.

I am going to plant a few plants in the garden!
Completed in the afternoon
I am going to remove the window unit air conditioners!
1. 11:47 AM EST Completed; four window unit air conditioners removed to storage in basment. We own the largest colossal window unit ever built...it took Taylor and I to remove it.

I am going to measure around my bedroom windows and closet to purchase wood to put up around their perimeter!
I measured and went to the exotic wood store...pine is not my even in my thought process. It has been determined that I need much better measurments and a serious thinking cap as I ponder mathmatically my wood needs.
I am going to listen to loud music!
2. In progress ELO
I am going to party like it's 1999!!

is church and after that.....put-up-a-new-roof-day
I started ripping the 5+ layers of shingles and left the bottom layer of original cedar shakes intact till tomorrow.I grunted and I groaned, there is a pile of old shingles on the front yard that will be additional work. It was tough, tougher than I anticipated and I may actually have to take off from work on Monday to complete this job. The roof is bad, real bad.
I am going to insulate and sheath it then shingle it. It is only 200+/- sf. This is serious man work. I already called out at church ( I was usher) something I never do....but a roof is a roof and my family needs one even if it is only over the computer room. So I sit here; filthy from the roof...scarfing up blue organic tortilla chips and Green Mountain Gringo Salsa (Hot) and life is good. I certainly could have afforded to have someone do this....something I have not been always able to say or do (afford it) but, I don't know....there is something about this type of labor, labor I am capable of that it is reminiscient of the time I chopped down a 40' maple tree in my backyard with four garages within 25' and one garage abutting the tree...that one I could not afford to have someone do (I kept calling them and hoping the tree surgeons would lower their prices) and today the tree is gone and when the tree went down....the main trunk that is;
I stood on it.
Soon, God willing, I will stand on a new roof.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

granite park bench

i sat on the bench and looked down and there was this image. i could barely see it. most people don't see it. God is not hard to see. open your eyes to Him. look for Him. seek Him out...do this and you will have joy, peace and serenity.


Taken at the Borders store in Center City Philly.

My emotion;

Anger & Laughter

The line won't be long...guaranteed.

Consumer Report

I love books and CD's.
I have been an Amazon.com user since it's inception when they used to send you a free gift just for taking a chance and ordering from them.
For a few years I drifted away....stopped reading as much and enjoyed the Barnes/Borders experiences which as an aside, I believe that Borders has a much better music selection then Barnes and Tower have ever had. So lately I have been buying books and music again and having the luxury of the internet able to price shop.

Let me tell you....I have the 25.00 annual B & N card and Amazon SMOKES B & N prices every single time.

Just ordered:
1 Citizen Cope Every Waking Moment
2 Kira Salak The Cruelest Journey
Amazon.com 28.00
Barnesandnoble.com 35.00
Borders.com 37.00

I went with amazon.com

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


so, what motivates you?
i am told time and time again that it's money
i don't believe it

Monday, September 18, 2006

my backyard

they are two different spiders

they live in my backyard

they are not friendly with me

they make their webs new everyday

the one spider has lived in the same spot for five years
unless, of course, this is a child of the original

i like them both

Friday, September 15, 2006

the ride home

this is what my ride home looked like the other day from the big city. the window of the train was smitten with the grime of the city. the city was cast with the shadows of the clouds and yet the thoughts of the gazer were of pleasant things.
Homeless people I know:
Yolanda- usually outside of the Rite Aid with a sign. Very nice. Sometimes is reading a bible.
Carl- Plays guitar for the transit folk for which I am greatful. He plays some great blues; Neil Young and Dylan. I am fairly sure he is an addict.
Rob- Rob is truly, truly homeless. We once bought a coat rack from him for 10 bucks. He is the most present of the three.
Willie- Willie pretends to be homeless but is really a serious alcoholic. I once ran into him in the bank making a deposit I don't give him contributions anymore.
One eyed-Jack- I think his real name is John. He's very cool.
They all live in the city viewed from the window. I sit and type at my desk in my house, they are uncomfortable with themselves...how do I tell them about Jesus?

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Concert Tickets

So I have always wanted to see Paul Simon....I think he is an amazing songwriter. Me & Julio, Kodachrome, 50 Ways, Homeward Bound and the list literally goes on and on. I am picky about who/where/when I see artists perform. I like intimate settings for most performances. Paul has a new album out...I haven't heard it but I have read the reviews...top shelf like most of his stuff...I knew he would tour....ugh...over the summer, the Borgota (Atlantic City casino). Very $$$$ and the last place I want to see any artist. Then I see the announcement this AM....The Tower Theatre....the date he's performing is clear. I have a race to do ALL day during the sale.....I need a friend and fast.

the moon...

the moon is always changing. it changes it shape and it's color, yellow, orange, grey, clouded, blue, red, covered in haze, white in the daylight and brite in the nite. it's never the same and it's beauty will astound you, it was made to govern the nite as the lesser light.

STOP, gaze, soak it in....listen: For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Question of the week

The famous QOTW....the question of the day has long disappeared.

This week's question:

Who will win the Superbowl?

My bet's on the Bengals.

My hometeam has a stronger chance then you think....GOOOOOOO EAGLES!


Ok...scream it, MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah...that's better. Its a full week ahead of us campers, a full week of work and play. I am ready are you? Are you ready to change the entire world or are you ready for boredom. Fight with your teeth gritted and the whites of your eyes blazing. Live like you were meant to live. Get your mojo on. Turn it on full vloume and go and scream life to the masses. Most of all....be yourself you were made like Him.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

contracts and embedded chips

so my freshman (HS) son had HW (that's what we call homework; we are a lazy family). The homework was for ME to sign his contract....needless to say we went over the importance of a contract and I got the normal....I know, I know from the high schooler. Three teachers had him sign contracts....most of them mentioned attitude and behavior and language....really they were talking about respect. We need to respect ourselves before we can respect others. Work it.

So my friend (she really hangs with my wife) Donna has some kind of minature exotic dog...actually wait here I have pics of this beast on my hard drive...k...you still here? Good. Well she had a chip embedded in his back....it isn't GPS mind you but it can be used to identify him. His name is Brutus.

Chip embedding....I want one.



Define it.

Freedom is not knowing the meaning of the word, "freedom".

your turn.


Wyoming one of the 50, states that is. To me it is magical, beautiful and a land of enchantment. I was only there once, yet maybe not. In my mind I have been there more often then not. It is not the home of much...maybe that's why I like it so.
Here it is 1:30AM and my mind is racing, to and fro, back and forth. When I visited Wyoming, that one time...it was an adventure. A grand adventure...that's what I love. Thrill. Perchance. Majesty.
Creating those "adjetives" everyday and making them into nouns....is that what I do?
Racing...at times I want to finish. For as long as the race is...I am never finished.
Sometimes my posts....here in the blog world should not be posted.....is this one of those?
(I have an archive full of unpubished posts)
PURPOSE screams at me. I will hit "Publish" but for no reason but to satisfy my mind.

Enthusiasm....for no reason, fight to fight.
listen and you will hear the wolves....

No, just enlightened.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


HA! If only I knew this was 1/2 way through my life @ 43 years old. So I am watching a video of my rock-star debut @ camp last August when I rocked out doin' some praise and worship with three other guitar players...and I watch the video and...wait...no...yes...there it is....my head bent down as I look to see what I am playing on my guitar and I saw it....my bald spot. My youngest son is always readily pointing it out...this was my first glimpse of it....it DOES EXIST! HOLY COW!

I have been thinking a LOT lately....what am I doing...where am I going....what else do I want to do?? What if I truly had only a year left to live....would I work? Would I play??? Would I travel??? It is hard to fathom that question cause we all know...when it is our TIME....IT'S OUR TIME and when the BIG MAN calls us home...well we have better accomplished what we have wanted to accomplish....I have been thinking a lot about MOTIVATION lately. What is it that motivates me....recognition...a pat on the back seems to come to mind. Self-motivated...that is what I want, to be 100% self-motivated to succeed w/o wanting the pat on the back.

BRB have to go tuck the young one in ...he has his first day of High School tomorrow.
Stay put...

I'm back!!

Prayer, fellowship, teaching & the breaking of bread...these four things are what is important to me....I long to see and acknowledge the sunset daily. I want to see His handiwork in all things. I want to stop being cynical, I want to stop getting angry. I want to live a life for Him who gives life. Pray for me...and I for you.
Next time you see me...take a look @ my baldspot...it's pretty cool.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


The trees have very unassumingly started to shed their leaves, the weather has slightly changed with rain and an evening coolness and the geese are migrating, you can hear them...just listen. It's been going on for a week.
Life is like a roller coaster--up and down all around sometimes even upside down! Fast and slow and at times a bit jerky. Sometimes your arms are way up high and at other times your knuckles are white from holding on. Laughing, smiling, crying, screaming and some even get to puke.
The ride is always short...just like life
be sure to let your emotions free.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Month of Governent

Ok....so when I went to DMV the line was forever. I asked the policemen stationed there to prevent identity theft when the best time to come was and he stated @ exactly 9:00AM. So I left and came back @ 8:45 the next AM and was completed and processed by 9:05...not bad....there were some slight attitudes but my smile changed that. I was so tempted to yell identity theft and then say "it's ok as I bend down to pick up my identification"...would make for a great video segment.

So....I am a SLACKER. I have yet to complete my state and federal tax returns for 2005. I will complete them this month. I need to...they owe me some money and I want it.
Last year I was auditied and did not get my return till December which in turn prevented me from completing my 2004 state return...oh gee, oh my....a genuine slacker am I !!
I have my 2004 and 2005 state return due and my 2005 federal return due.

God Bless America!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

who i am

I have to go renew my expired driver's license.
I have been a licensed driver in the state of New Jersey (my birthplace) for 26 years.
I am bringing:
A Camden CountyMunicipal UtilityAuthority bill (they bill me enormous amounts of money to flush)
My Passport
My expired photo driver's license
My birth certificate
My original Social Security Card
A pleasant attiude
Here's hoping they have the same!

Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

Monday, August 21, 2006

the harvest

The harvest has begun!
I did not plant the seeds someone else did.
Someone else transported the plants to myself.
The earty kept them feed and watered.
The harvest has been so bountiful that I have needed help picking all the peppers.

It's a Monday, you know the routine.

Go and change the world.
YOU have the ability to IMPACT every single person you come in contact with.
YOU have the ability to change people for the better.
YOU have the ability to let others see Jesus Christ in your life.

Plant the seeds
Nurture the seeds
and if it is time....harvest

Friday, August 18, 2006

so begins the trudgery of a day....work upon work

what is it that defines a man?

is it his work?
his family?
his well being?

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~Winston Churchill

enjoy your day!

Monday, August 14, 2006


what to write? camp was, as always...awesome!
so much to do.
Then I got the call....PRAY
we all need to step down, way down.
pray, pray, pray
what REALLY matters.
Mia understood when she cried about her father's salvation~~ do I get it?
Conquers all
Bears all
Endures all


what to write? camp was, as always...awesome!
so much to do.
Then I got the call....PRAY
we all need to step down, way down.
pray, pray, pray
what REALLY matters.
Mia understood when she cried about her father's salvation~~ do I get it?
Conquers all
Bears all
Endures all

Saturday, July 29, 2006



Natural Disasters


What is the closest or have you ever been a part of a natural disaster?

This is a weather related category and NOT a bodily function subject.

Friday, July 28, 2006

the last hope

the last hope comes through....
I called the van rental place and lo and behold...they have it...

it's time to rock n roll!!!!!

Life is Amazing...

I cannot compress my excitement any longer. No, my beautiful wife is NOT pregnant and I didn't get a raise/promotion.

Life is just down and out, pure and simple, good.

Gerry and I have been getting together just about every nite for guitar in prep for camp and we are sounding pretty good. I am very exctited about this. We are going to practice again 2nite.

My wife is who I love and she loves me.

Work is just that work. It won't mean much in 10 years let alone 50 and my primary goal is to make people better for themselves while working.

Church is going well.

Ok so I just told my beautiful wife that I lost my ipod...I have not been able to find it since Wed evening. She say's it will be found....but WHEN?! she is now telling Bibi about how once I lost my keys in the snow and found them in the spring and the time I lost my palm for 6 months when I left it under a box in the basement @ work. Yes, I lose my keys and wallet sometimes hourly and most of the time I find them, but as for the ipod...I am getting overtly concerned. I have traced my steps and checked the usual and not so usual places.

1.The last place it had it was when we returned a rental van and I let Joe and Sean listen to M. Ward to see if they would go to the concert with me (no such luck).
2. We stopped home to get a 2nd car and that's when I made the "dump". Kinda emptied the pockets and ran this is where I think it got "lost".
3. Dropped the van, came home listening to Sean's ipod in the xb.
4. Tried to get my brand new lawn mower started that has broken after like 2 months of ownership, again, no such luck!!!
5. Prepped for VBS singing @ church and went to church
6. Went to Gerry's and played guitars.
7. Got up the next AM and went to work ipodless.
8. Came home Thurs afternoon:
went w/Tails to Joe's Pizza after picking peppers and had pizza there
went to see Sarah's play Joseph...
went to Gerry's to play guitar
came home and watched an awesome thunderstorm
went to bed reading the river of doubt
woke-up...went to MAKE SURE the xb does not somehow have my ipod in it, it doesn't
So here it is Friday and my wife tells me "not to worry, that it will turn up"

HOPE, she has hope all I have is no ipod.

Has my amazing life just changed?

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Metal hold out Metellica has put their entire catalog on itunes.
walk don't run to your nearest pc/mac and download if you wish...if not...don't hold your breath for Zep to get on itunes or Floyd for that matter.
I give Floyd 5 years or better...Zep will be on within 2 years.

till then...enjoy the day!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Hail, wind, rain, thunder, blizzards, ice storms & lighting;I like witnessing them all. I have never been privy to a natural disaster, yet I enjoy what little forces of nature my region brings albeit little.
The closest thing I have witnessed is very minor flooding.

NJ, PA & DE are considered an area in North America that does not experience "natural disasters.

What is the closest thing to a natural disaster you have witnessed?

today i heard wood

he once told me that, "now that you have chord changes down, you need to listen for the wood"

today, several months AFTER, having the above conversation...I heard wood for the first time and it wasn't Norwegian.

Let's just say it was nothing short of amazing. Thanks to the G-man for helping me get there and for playing an acoustic 2nite so i had to play lighter, which, in turn, brought out the wood.

rock n roll

rock n roll is good time music, listen to it!

lots of shows coming up...the Muse show is totally sold-out and tickets have, at minimum, doubled in value. M. Ward is playing the TLA and Graham Parker is giving a free show in a local park tomorrow. Not to mention Snow Patrol on 9/9.

what's a boy to do?

and now boys and girls here is the coveted question of the day.....

name the most beautiful place you have ever been to.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

question of the hour

before we get to the question of the hour....i am cooking my first REAL pick of jalapenos....
the pizza just arrived....

drumroll please.....

What does BFL stand for?

It was used in a recent email to me.

off to munch...

totally random pic

Grand Teton National Park
(the only National Park to have an airport in the park)
June 2006

my best pic?

Yellow Headed Blackbird
Jackson Hole Wyoming
June 2006

give to give

very simple people...give to give

Friday, July 14, 2006

last nite

so much to blog on my little space in the world.
Of course Dave Lewis bowed out at just about the last minute. I went solo.
Got great free parking....It was a sultry evening. Mainly made up of post college students and current students. It was not even close to 1/2 capacity. It was a Guster crowd.
Donavan Frankenreiter ( I am not making that name up!) was playing when I arrived and the sun was slowly sinking and the humidity was finally taking a respite. I did not pay that much attention to Donavan and was not close to the stage....I kinda wandered around taking everything in getting free Clif bars and checking out the venue...which is pretty sweet. Festival Pier, Penn's Landing...North of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Next to the scenic Delaware River directly across from the Camden Prision. It's a sweet spot.

So since my stage is set. I will summarize everything real quick for you readers.
Ray LaMontagne came out and played a FULL set. He played from the heart, just like he writes. He had a female bass palyer who was opposite of his personality...she had expression and drama. Now that may sound odd since I said Ray played from the heart; you don't need drama and expression to leave it all on the floor. A lead guitar/keyboardist and a drummer with a set of drums that s/b in a museum...all wood and sounding AWESOME. There were only a handful of people that knew who Ray was let alone that had come to see him play. It was a Guster crowd folks and they talked incessantly during Ray's gig...It was bothersome, but it did not seem to impact Ray and the band...He sang and sang as if this was his last performance. But lo and behold the audience was ignorant to the bearded man with an acoustic guitar that was not ROCKING them. Even I could not sway this crowd to appreciate Ray...it was afterall a Guster crowd.
So Ray, not a talker was ready to close...the band left the stage and Ray announced he would be playing @ least two "quiet" songs. He then proceeded to quietly perform "All the Wild Horses"...the crowd continued to not pay attention to ray, but to each other. When Ray was done the song...he turned from the mic, lifted his guitar high over his head, mumbled something and let the guitar crash to the floor as he angerly left the stage. He was unappreciated and he let them know it. The crowd stopped talking for a moment, used the scenario that just took place to converse about for a few and then moved on to continue talking about whatever.
It was sad, it was anger, it was Ray's passion. Thank you Ray, thank you very much. It made my nite when you did that, seriously it did.

Guster is rock band and the crowd was happy when they took the stage. They rocked...Most were happy, some were not. I hope Ray went and wrote a song.

Thursday, July 13, 2006


thank God 4 Dave Lewis....we will be rockin' 2nite....


see you there!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


So...my concert buddy left me and I am left alone. John will hit any jazz oriented concert I ask him to go to and my dad and Gerry will hit guitar sit down shows; that leaves me by myself to hit the bar hopping/brawling be at the stage front and center shows by myself. I have asked my oldest son who just wants to mosh and be carried by the crowd to go to Devotchka but he stood me up.
So Fiona Apple and Damien Rice are playing the Tweeter in Camden, the country's most dangerous city (no lie) and Muse is playing Electric Factory and has sold-out ( i am kicking myself) and I am debating getting Snow Patrol tix's before they sell-out 'cause they are getting some serious air time w/Chasing Cars.
Now let it be known that my daughter already has Snow Patrol tix's cause I bought them for a canceled show whose date I could not attend, gave the tickets to my daughter and one of her best friends and the show has since rescheduled to a date I can attend.

I have three friends that hit a movie "solo" all the time...probably once a week @ minimum. I have never seen a movie by myself. Movies are not "social activites" in of themselves, but the after parties are. The thought provoking discussions after a movie are what counts. I have never desired to see a movie by myself, BUT I love "live music" and really enjoy being a part of the show/audience.

What's a poor boy to do?
A. Find another fellow concert goer?
B. Attend Concerts by himself?
C. Spend all his time blogging about his miseries?
D. None of the above.

I have tickets to see Ray Lamontagne and Guster this Thurs @ 7:00

First dibs!

as an FYI....I am going to really try to get Muse tix's...you always want what you could have had but didn't get and now I have to seriously find a way to get 'em.
Snow Patrol...I am buying my tix this week. Thanks for all your help!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

work and school and life

the question is; what is your life?

work- many people feel that work defines them and in many ways it does, but do you want it to define you.

school- all to many of us view school as a place of community and then extend that community to work. let's just tackle school. no matter how hard you try...school is not forever. the community you experience in school will eventually disappear.

life- so i ask...how do you define yourself. if a picture of you was in the dictionary and next to that was your full name how would the definition read. would it just say "human being" would it read like the fruits of the spirit, loving patient, kind?

don't take all of this too seriously, but do. I am still working on my defintion except for one thing....it is my attempt to be as Christ-like in all.

this was the serious post

Thursday, June 29, 2006


I'm going to fly away,
What have I got to
Will you come see me Thursdays and Saturdays?
What have you got to lose?

now go ahead....QOTD
Name that song!

thursday and saturdays

devotchka was great...what can be said about a great band other then the show was great. time to run the beautiful one is here....beatlemania now...2nite

Thursday, June 22, 2006


2nite....is the nite....DEVOTCHKA!

i can't stop there...

What we have is precious (see previous post), life, on earth, is but a gift. Use it wisely. Take the time you have been granted (realize it has been granted) and use it for a purpose greater then you. I garden, I love music and I enjoy good food and watch cool movies, but what is there, here, that I can do but tell you of Him? He is my Lord, He is my rock...make Him your rock. He will allow you to stand firm. He will take your worries and cast them to the wind. Live life for the one who gave His life for you to live. There is no other way. There is no other road to follow, all other roads are dead ends. Think about it.

2:31 AM

Good nite America...be thankful for what you have.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

breaking nite

i recently read a book called Randon Families; basically about real people growing up in the Bronx. There was nothing earth shattering about the book and it was an ok read...I guess what struck me is how we are a product of our environment. The people in this book were poor, really poor and yet they did not ever talking about being poor...they tried to do everything we do and they did not always confront the faults of life. there was a phrase used in the book: breaking the nite, that was when you stayed up all nite...you broke it, the nite. We, as a culture do not confront the REAL issues. We do not take responsibility for our actions...we need to. Look in the mirror and when you leave it...know who you are. I know who I am and I do not always like who I am. Ask yourself, who am I? What have you done to change the world? I guess I cannot write this w/o telling you who I am. I am, but an imperfect man, but a man nonetheless. I have accomplished little in the eyes of man and society, but accomplished much for Him whom I am bound. He knows me and He forgives me. Forgiveness you ask? For who for what? For me. My impurities are many and sometimes overcome me. It is 1:19AM and although I will not "break the nite", tonite, I will look at the stars and the darkness of the sky. When daylight comes, like my impurities, I will have new opportunites and a newness with Him who loves me. He also loves you. He loves you so much. He wants to have you pursue Him. What are you waiting for? Look for Him, feel Him, He is there...read about Him...try to understand Him. Stop and think....there are no answers anywhere, but in His word. Nothing has changed in this world with the way of people. When will we "get it".
The time is now, not later, later is to late. Don't wait to break the nite, don't wait to discover Him. The time hs come...look for Him, you will see.

Monday, June 19, 2006

june 19

that is today (june 19) and tomorrow is just another numbered day....use them wisely. they are very precious.
today is absolutely PRICELESS, nothing is more valuable then right now.
live life like that, but with a pure heart.
It is a wicked hard-core scorcher in Philly today....summer is here even though the official start date is tomorrow. Grab the beach blanket and the frisbee...smile @ someone---ANYONE
be the difference not just on the field, but off.

Sunday, June 18, 2006


Anyone want to go see DeVotchKa with me this Thursday @ the Northstar Bar?

This is a real question (not that any posted "q's" are not real).

I am going to see them...no matter what. If $$$ is an issue let me know...it promises to be a GREAT show. If you like a "good" game...like to see a band leave it on the floor...come.

I think I wll be left to my own devices on this one.


Saturday, June 17, 2006


We got the Scion XB...WE love it...we meaning; Tate, Mar, Aryn & Tails...Seaner doesn't live here, but we do value his opinion. Sean doesn't like it and again....WE love it.
Economical, comfortable, fun, cute, yes, cute and it zips around and it was cheap. I have often said I would NEVER buy a BRAND NEW CAR again and here I have done it.

It has been a tough week campers...I have realized that I have, once again; taken on to much. Alas, it is the life I lead.
So...it is Saturday and I am just chillin' watchin' a bit of the World Cup and the USA is about to be slaughtered by the Italians. My prediction---Germany, nah....Brazil.

It's a busy and HOT weekend here in Jersey...hope the sun is shining wherever you are!

Sunday, June 11, 2006


This question will be answered...please give a reason for your thoughts...
Scion or Element?
Scion great gas mileage
Element 4WD