Saturday, June 14, 2008

100 Thing Challenge: Living With Just 100 Items in Your Life

thought this might be an interesting challenge

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Dave Bruno looked around his San Diego home one summer and realized just how much of his family’s belongings were cluttering their lives. So he decided to do something about it, in a project he called The 100 Thing Challenge:

By my thirty-seventh birthday on November 12, 2008 I will have only 100 personal items. I will live for at least one year (God willing) maintaining an inventory of only 100 personal things. This challenge will help me "put stuff in its place" and also explore my belief that "stuff can be good when it serves a purpose greater than possession alone."

Check out Dave’s progress his blog, guynameddave: Link

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I still got it?

This morning in my practicum, I was explaining the sleep test I under went a week ago. The conversation was prompted by her demonstration of a laser pointer which reminded me of the oxygen saturation device which was attached to my finger during the test. she asked me about the test and I explained that it was to check whether I stopped breathing during the night.

"Isn't that dangerous?" she said.

"Well, I suppose I could die if I stopped breathing altogether." I said.

"That would be no good," she said, "You're the shit!"

so there you go...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

SourToe cocktail

one of the students in my ED 2500 class presented on this bizarre tradition of the northern men who  moil for gold up in Dawson City, Yukon.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


why is it that most people think that church is mainly what happens on Sunday morning in a building?

Am I the only one who is frustrated by this entrenched dilemma? I mean how many messages do we need to realize that the identity of the church is (should be) primarily everything else but what occurs during the 'holy' hour.

It would be like: hockey reduced to a jersey fashion show

like baseball reduced to the announcement of the starting line up

like democracy reduced to the second language translation during question period

like cars reduced to the tilt steering, CD player, and interior noise

like a restaurant reduced to the menu

like a cup of coffee reduced to the mug it is held in

like a MAC notebook reduced to running non PC compliant software

I think Paul said something like a resounding gong...