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In the past, I've posted on Facebook my dislike for Dave Ramsey. No one is better at packing thirty minutes of content into six hours. His cornpone "wisdom" is grating beyond my ability to bear. He wraps himself in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Loud Loft
"As Christians, our most “deeply held religious belief” is that Jesus Christ died on the cross for sinful people, and that in imitation of that, we are called to love God, to love our neighbors, and to love even our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Loud Loft
The post below was what I put on Facebook a few days ago. Lent came early and stays late this year. In the most recent years past my feelings about Lent were best summarized by the attached post card. Before... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Loud Loft
I was sitting in a room with a couple of hundred folks listening to Donald Miller. He was talking about how so much of his audience are 20-somethings who are trying to figure out what to do with their lives.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2013 at Loud Loft
This blog post goes along with a status update on my Facebook page. Trey Hill is a friend from Dallas who added a comment to my FB status update/satrical essay, which to be even more clear than I am in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at Loud Loft
To Be Clear . . . I am an evangelicalliberalnondenominationalprogressivedemocratrecoveringbaptist, follower of Jesus. To be clear, in the preceding sentence, the mashup labels to the left of the commanotafullstop account for 00.0001% of what I believe and/or value. To be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at Loud Loft
If you go see a movie this weekend - please consider going to see Blue Like Jazz. I'm a big fan of the book and the movie (which I've had the pleasure of seeing twice in pre-release screenings). It's time... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Loud Loft
Blue Like Jazz starring Marshall Allman and Claire Holt. One of the few movies that get's it right when it comes to portraying one man's struggle coming to terms with what exactly he "does" believe. I've seen two pre-release screenings... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at Loud Loft
I'm helping with a remodeling project over the holidays. Today was the first day which means demolition!!! The way this plays out is I get to say one of my most favorite phrases "Cletus, fetch me the sledge". Actually I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2011 at Loud Loft
Are there times when what would be considered good, positive, profitable are actually not? Specifically I'm thinking about the directions that peoples lives take, even the direction the country takes. Yes, I'm pondering some of this due to the run... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2011 at Loud Loft
An absolutely stunning interview between Woody Allen and Billy Graham from back in the late 60's or early 70's. Part 1 Part 2 Here's the Washington Post article that references the interview Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at Loud Loft
It was an interesting day today, Tuesday November 08, 2011. My buddy came by to go over some invoices that I had sent him. After we got that all sorted out he told me that the next invoice I send... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at Loud Loft
Sorry REM, I had to highjack your song. Once it got in my head there was no turning back. I remember watching the TV in our little two bedroom apartment in East Ridge Tennessee. There was horribly ugly shag carpeting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at Loud Loft
A little over a year ago I went to an Artist Retreat at the Laity Lodge just south of Kerrville Texas. It was a great event and I would have liked to go back this year if my circumstances where... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2011 at Loud Loft
I remember the first time I ever heard the phrase "permanent marker". I was confused. I was just a little boy and confusion is a normal state of mind for children. Seriously, if you're learning that much every day you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2011 at Loud Loft
In an earlier post I talked about going to the movies with my Mother when I was a kid. I've always loved movies and am fascinated by the process of making movies. It's one of the reasons I decided I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at Loud Loft
The lights dimmed and the movie started. I had come in after the previous showing had begun so I sat and waited in the still dimly lit theatre until the next showing came around. I was ten years old and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at Loud Loft
I don’t mind grocery shopping at Walmart at all. After I did an item by item, apples to apples price comparison of the things I buy at the grocery store and found that they cost 30% less than what I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Loud Loft
Nope, I’m not talking about the 60’s rock group. Ten years ago I had just turned 44 years old. I had been divorced for several years. I was working my way back towards a healthy relationship with Lisa. We both... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at Loud Loft
So, today. 8/28/11, I turned 54 years old. No big deal really, millions of folks turn 54 years old everyday. Some of them even have blogs to write about it. I’m one of them. Four years ago, when I turned... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at Loud Loft
I saw two movies this week. One was a small independent that cost maybe a million and change. The other was a Warner Brothers film that had a $45 million dollar budget. I’m having trouble getting either one of them... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at Loud Loft
Sitting on the patio at Chipolte in bustling downtown Coppell - well at least at the intersection of Denton Tap and Sandy Lake road. Just finished a late lunch and enjoying the gorgeous day - then back to work :) Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at Loud Loft
I unzipped the bag. Inside was a shiny revolver that looked like the gun on the back of the Warren Zevon album, Excitable Boy. You know, the picture is titled “Willy on the plate”. It’s this freakin’ huge gun laying... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at Loud Loft
A dragonfly flew by this morning while Lisa and I were drinking coffee on the porch. One thing led to another . . . and we found our selves on the internet googling “dragonfly”. It turns out, dragonfly’s eat mosquitoes,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at Loud Loft
Shit . . . Beginning a story with a crude slang word for excrement really does set the tone doesn’t it? I’ve just come to the realization that we’ve squeezed all the margin out of our lives. By “we” I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2010 at Loud Loft