Friday, June 30, 2006

Preaching on Sunday

at South Meadows, 10 am. Just in case you were interested.

- Peace

Feeding Google - Pizza

We all know Google eats links but some folks I know are planning on feeding them Pizza. No I don't know why. See the trailer.

- Peace

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Rail Wood Legs

Rail Wood Legs
Best viewed large (click on the image)
I think this is my best shot from Sunday's Flickr Meet.

- Peace

Monday, June 26, 2006

The Homeless Guy TV

Kevin explains what he's doing to some guy off camera. Welcome to the future.

- Peace

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Brodie Ridder No More

My knees have been bothering me so I extended my seat post on my bike. Problem is I forgot to double check the min line on the seat, I had over extended it. Not good Friday on my commoute through Fish Creek Park, the top part of my frame snapped while I was ridding on some single track. I wipedout into the grass. Some scrapes and sore muscels for me, but the bike frame is toast. I've had two previous Brodie frames die on me, but this one was clearly my fault. Glad it died in the park and not in traffic.

Been ridding Brodie since 1997 but they don't make 20.5 inch frames any more and I'm looking for something bigger. Was thinking about a custom frame, but that will take a while. In the meantime I'm getting a Scott 21" Reflex 20 frame via Pedalhead Edmonton. And yeah they need to update their web site.

June has been a near write off for ridding: rain, hail, a broken shift cable, rim cut tire, two bike computers one died the other lost and one dead frame. sigh.

- Peace

Friday, June 23, 2006

New Sufjan Music

The Asthmatic Kitty website is streaming the first quarter of The Avalanche, Sufjan Stevens' Illinois outtakes collection. They'll be unveiling a new piece of the album every week up until July 11, the album's release date.

as seen on Thunderstuck and Pitchfork.

- Peace

Thursday, June 22, 2006

What made Calgary flame-ous... has made a Bishop's fan out of me

I wasn't much of an Oilers fan (as I preferred the Montreal Canadiens) until I left Edmonton. All the people making fun of Edmonton's sports achievements in the glory days just made me more proud of those glory days (Gretzky, Kurri, Messier, Anderson, Fuhr, Ranford, Coffey, Huddy, Lowe, Fogolin, Semenko). I know I'm not the only one.

Backlash can backfire and create solidarity.

I wasn't much of a Bishop Henry fan until the Catholic School Board objected to his opposition to using casino and bingo for revenue. One of the Trustees motioned to comply with Bishop Henry's request and he got suspended and is prohibited from running for election again. After years of patiently waiting, Bishop Henry is supposedly going to blacklist schools that continue to raise money with bingo and casino - and he is certainly going to face an uproar over this (I've already heard the complaints on the radio about depriving children of a rich educational experiences).

All I can say is: Go, Henry, Go!

(I were Don Cherry, I'd say he'll win this one in seven seals)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

A Toast to the Hurricanes

Let's raise a cup to the Hurricanes, they've joined a fine group of NHL teams with their first Stanley Cup, a group that includes the Flames and the Lightning. May they have a long run with this group. It would have been nice to see the Oilers win number six, but it was not to be.

The odds were against them, the last time a team came back from being down 3-1 in the final it was the Leafs in 1942. Whenever you're talking about the Leafs and the Stanley cup you know you're talking about something that just doesn't happen any more.

Go Oilers!

- Peace

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Eat This Book: A Review

Eat This Book will probably be my least favorite Peterson book. In most of his books Peterson spends his time connecting us with the stories of scripture, pointing out the connections, teaching us the rhythm of things. He teaches us how to read the scriptures by example, he never stops and explain what he's doing, he just does it. It's very powerful cause it creeps up on you, engaging your prayerful imagination. In Eat This Book Peterson explains his view of the Scriptures and how we are to read them. It's great stuff. Peterson knows what he's talking about; but it's like listening to Tigger Woods talk about golf theory. It's just not the same as watching him play.

In the third and final chapter Peterson tells the story of how the Message came to be. He brings in discoveries in archeology that showed that Tyndale, not the King James had it right. Most of the Scriptures were written in the language of the plow boy not of the high court. In the final chapter Peterson is back to doing what he does best, telling stories and making connections. Worth the read, just don't make this your first Peterson book.

- Peace

Thursday, June 15, 2006

First short-handed overtime goal in Stanley Cup Final History!

And it's already up on wikipedia.

Go Oilers!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

10 000 KM of Blogging

OK so I know Kilo Meters is a strange way to measure blogging, but I've been loging my bike KM since the second month of blogging. Started back on June 1st, 2002, my goal for the year was 1000 km, in 2003 it was 1200 km. I started 2004 with a goal of 1600 KM and did 3200 km. Last year I hit 3500 km. So tonight as I headed out from work I passed the 1100 km point for 2006. I can now say for certain that I've blogged my 10 000th KM. I'm hoping that somtime before 2016, I'll be able to say I've blogged enough KM to have taken me around the world - 40076 KM.

- Peace

Friday, June 09, 2006

Canadian Firefly Parody

Mosquito: Behind the Scenes Preview is a comedic parody of Joss Whedon's sadly short-lived "Firefly" television show. Clips and interviews with the cast and crew accentuate this humorous sneak peak at another up and coming, yet doomed to failure, science fiction/western series.

Based on the DVD featurette "Here's How it Was," this short was filmed and produced by a crew in and around Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, between May 9th and June 15th, 2005.

Very funny, a must see for any FireFly fan. Download. As seen on Wired News.

- Peace

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Goat Creek

Goat Creek
More Pics from Goat Creek on June 3rd. Thanks again to everyone who came out, it was a hoot. Will aim to do the ride again in Oct.

- Peace

Monday, June 05, 2006

Go Oilers!!!

I was an Oilers fan before I moved to Edmonton, and I'm still a fan after moving to Calgary. Course I became a fan, cause growing up in NB it got me out of the Bruins / Canadians debate. Oh you just like the Oilers cause they're winning, what do you know? Truth is not much, I heard about Gretzky breaking records on the news, I never watched the games, still don't. I've watch half a game so far this year.

I do find the culture fascinating, for instance in 2004 the Flames made it to the Stanley Cup and people in Edmonton were genuinely rooting for their arch rivals. It's 2006 and the Oilers are in the final two and most Calgarians are trying to ignore the few Oilers fans here. What gives? In 2004 it had been ten years since a Canadian Team had made the Stanley Cup finals, the Oilers didn't even make the 2004 playoffs. Edmonton has won Lord Stanley's Cup five times.

In 2006 Flames fans thought their team had a good shot at winning their second cup. The Flames were favorites going into the playoffs, expectations were high. Those dreams were killed by the Ducks, a team Edmonton later beat in five games. This brings back many bitter memories for Flames fans. It's just like the old days when Edmonton won those five cups. If the Oilers win it will widen the gap between the two teams, that's a much harder pill for fans here to swallow than for Oilers fans to see Calgary get one cup closer to Edmonton.

Go Oilers!!!

- Peace

Technorati Profile

Just trying some magic to set up my Technorati Profile.

- Peace

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Prayer

Ten of us headed to the Drake Inn after our day of biking. Cathy asked if we should pray, I said yes and prayed

Lord,

Thank you!



Amen


Sometimes you just don't need to say more. It was a good day, a very good day.

- Peace

Thursday, June 01, 2006

xmen 3: two line review

The ideas get a much deeper treatment than in X1 or X2, the issues aren't black and white.
The movie doesn't seem to hang together as well as X1 and X2 did, X3 is not a great mutation.

- Peace