My Dear Machine

Sixpence None the Richer has long been near the top of my list of favorite bands. So, I was very excited today to see that they have released a new EP! This after about 4 years of being split up. And, according to wikipedia they are planning a tour, but their official site doesn’t seem to be working.

The EP has four songs on it: My Dear Machine, Amazing Grace (give it back), Sooner than Later, and Around. I’ve listened to them several times so far today and have really enjoyed it. The first song in particular is awesome. It’s so good to hear Matt Slocum and Leigh Nash making music together once again.

If you go to you can name your price and download the EP.

Randy Pausch

The story of Randy Pausch has really gotten me to thinking… If I only had 6 months to live, what would I attempt to teach Emma and Christopher to prepare them for the rest of their lives? I’m going to be doing a lot of pondering over that question in the coming weeks and then determine what I’m going to do now. Because, we really don’t know how long we have…

New fixtures…

Last weekend we installed some new fixtures in our house.. It’s always amazed me how this improves the look of a room so much. My favorites is the new fan for the living room. Jenny likes the light in the entry way best. Emma has to describe them in detail to everyone who comes over 🙂

Next step is to repaint the living room, dining room, and kitchen…

Surely not really dead.. right??

So, I’m almost through season 3 of Battlestar Galactica. Yeah, I know I’m slow; I seemed to have lost interested towards the beginning of this season, but I’m getting back in it. I can’t believe [that person] was killed! [He|She|It] is dead like Gandalf, not dead like Sirius, right? Surely she’s not really dead….

Blue Like Jazz

I’m reading Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Don Miller at the moment. Absolutely amazing. I don’t agree while everything he says from a theological perspective, but his brutal openness and honesty is refreshing. I think this is a book everyone should read. I hope to write some more thoughts on it after I finish — I’m about 2/3 through at the moment. This quote really struck me this morning: “The most difficult lie I ever contended with is this: Life is a story about me.”