Archive for January, 2006

A Crushing Blow

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

So Alito was confirmed by the Senate and two of my least favorite organizations are, to my delight, simply horrified:
Karen Pearl, interim president of PPFA, issued the following statement:
“Today’s vote is a crushing blow to the protections for women’s health and safety that American women and families have relied on for […]

Lutheran Carnival

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

…has been up at the Swede’s place for a few days. I’m just lazy.

What a Way to Welcome the Weekend

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

At 3:30am I awoke to my upstairs neighbor ralphing. Loud. Two hours later, he’s done ralphing but I’m still awake. The really gross thing is that I heard him ralph a couple times before I heard him get up and walk to his bathroom to continue. You know there’s going to […]

Here’s an Interesting Idea…

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Luther Library:
Luther Library will soon begin reviewing and recommending books for pastors, other church workers, and laity, especially, but not exclusively those holding a strong Lutheran confessional position.

The Quotable Alanis

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

And what I wouldn’t give for a soulmate, someone else to catch this drift.
-All I Really Want
I saved this quote as an unposted post over a year ago and shortly thereafter didn’t identify with it as much because of this guy. Today I was cleaning out some of my old unposted posts and thought […]

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Sunday, January 15th, 2006

I missed last season and an thrilled that I bought a $15 tv at the Salvation Army so Dan could watch the Rose Bowl (which we ended up watching at a sports bar anyway probably because they have dozens of gianormous television screens and private flat panels for each booth). Anyway, Fox has an […]

Lutheran Carnival…

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

…is up at Drowning Myself Whenever I can!

One More Reason to Clearcut

Friday, January 13th, 2006

A new source of global warming gas found?
According to a Reuters report, 10%-30% of all methane, a gas that tends to trap heat in the atmosphere, is produced by plants. Live plants produce more methane than dead ones. This is good news for countries who signed on to the Kyoto Protocal which requires […]

Lutheran Carnival

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Send in your submissions! Instructions are here.

More Rumbling

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Image courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey.
Image Creator: McGimsey, Game
Find more photos at the Alaska Volcano Observatory. This photo was taken on 1/12/06.
According to the Alaska Volcano Observatory:
4:00 AM AKST - Seismicity at Augustine Volcano has increased markedly over the last 15 minutes. Based on these measurements, we believe that an eruption may be underway […]

The Word of the Year (so far)

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

love┬Ěsick
adj.
1. So deeply affected by love as to be unable to act normally.

…ASHFALL ADVISORY IN EFFECT…

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

…or so says the National Weather Service. Augustine Volcano near Kodiak has finally blown. It’s been rumbling for some time now.
The advisory goes on to say:
THE ASH CLOUD HAS BEEN DETECTED TO 28000 FT. THE CLOUD APPEARS TO HAVE LOW CONCENTRATIONS OF ASH.
AREAS TO BE AFFECTED IN THE NEXT TWO HOURS WILL BE […]

Finally, they will settle this in court!

Saturday, January 7th, 2006

Did Jesus exist? Italian courts to decide.

About 6pm

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Anchorage, Alaska on 01/05/06. The shutter was open for an entire second on this shot.

Lutheran Carnival XIV

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Paul Gerhardt was a Lutheran pastor and hymn writer who was influential during his time. He was persecuted for standing with those who preached against Calvinism. He lost five of his seven children in infancy, then another child and his wife, leaving him to care for his one remaining child. During this […]