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Crazy Enough?

August 19th, 2012, No Comments

So far this year, I’ve read somewhere in the neighborhood of 5000 pages. As I’ve started to read more, I’ve started to watch TV, movies, and Youtube less, because they are simply boring and shallow in comparison. War and Peace, in particular, deeply touched me. Lately I have been reading the Wheel of Time series, […]

Weather Station Excitement

August 24th, 2011, 4 Comments

I’ve sort of wanted a weather station for a long time. Lately, the ham radio hobby has intensified that, and I finally got one. When I finally got the serial link cable yesterday, well I was perhaps irrationally excited. Terah accused me of running all around the house while gathering up stuff for it. That […]

The Mennonite Mecca

April 9th, 2011, 3 Comments

I’d like to paint you a picture of the sorts of things that have been going on around here the past few months, and with growing fervor the past few days. I’ll start with church basements. Possibly a little chilly, but with a bunch of women getting together to make some quilts — along with […]

Visiting Purdue

March 5th, 2011, No Comments

Terah went to college at Purdue University, and always enjoyed basketball games there. I’ve not been much of a sports fan, but have enjoyed watching Purdue games with her on TV. Terah has been wanting to see a game in person for awhile, so a couple of weeks ago, we went. It was a really […]

Rudy Schmidt & Time Capsules

October 27th, 2010, 3 Comments

This evening, I arrived at church for mens’ chorus practice. I was surprised to see this sign on the door: Rudy Schmidt died rather unexpectedly, but peacefully on Wednesday morning at his home…. One of the benefits of living in a small community is that I get to know people of all ages around here. […]

Graduating — and what now?

December 10th, 2009, 8 Comments

I guess I’ve never been one to do things a certain way just because that’s how they’re normally done. I took my first college class pretty young, back in 1995, just after my freshman year in high school. By the time of my junior year in high school, I was well on my way through […]

The Thrilling Conclusion of Goerzen vs. Dell: Sweet, Sweet Victory

August 9th, 2009, 2 Comments

When United Airlines recently broke some expensive guitars but refused to pay for their negligence, the owner of the guitars made a Youtube video. United corporate HQ noticed, and were so embarrassed that they fixed things. I’ve had some trouble with Dell breaking the law, and their corporate HQ noticed, were embarrassed, but didn’t bother […]

We Are Plains People, And Our Music Has Tornadoes

April 26th, 2009, 3 Comments

There’s little that scares Kansans more than a good tornado. And, truth be told, there’s little that excites us more than a good tornado, either. After all, we know it’s going to be good for a story. Here on the plains, it is easy to remember how powerful nature really is. Weather sweeps in from […]

Kansas Adventure

January 2nd, 2009, 3 Comments

Today, Terah and I set out for some geocaching. Jacob’s daycare was back in session (he goes twice a week), but we both had the day off. Jacob enjoys geocaching, but he does make it a lot slower. So we dropped him off at day care today, and headed off. We were also scouting out […]

The Election Results Are In

November 12th, 2008, No Comments

It’s close! In the township where we live, Barack Obama defeated John McCain by 15 votes! I guess I should mention that the victory margin was 166 to 151. So it’s not like it was 15 votes out of millions. In all, 333 people in our township cast ballots, or about a third of the […]

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