Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday Wine

The Agony

Philosophers have measured mountains,
Fathomed the depths of seas, of states, and kings,
Walked with a staff to heaven, and traced fountains:
But there are two vast, spacious things
The which to measure it doth more behoove:
Yet few there are that sound them: Sin and Love.

Who would know Sin, let him repair
Unto Mount Olivet; there shall he see
A man so wrung with pains that all his hair,
His skin, his garments bloody be.
Sin is that press and vice, that forceth pain
To hunt his cruel food through every vein.

Who knows not Love, let him assay
And taste that juice, which on the cross a pike
Did set again abroach; then let him say
If ever he did taste the like.
Love is that liquor sweet and most divine
Which my God feels as blood; but I, as wine.

George Herbert (1639)

Sunday, February 10, 2008


The First Cousin Council Field Trip

A special ForWhatIt'sWorthless recognition to the first CC member who can name the location of this outing. Double kudos for naming the occasion (One member appears to have bladder control issues).

Happy 35 Nate! From the early morning drive to the hospital with your mom and dad to the freezing trek through Madison to celebrate your graduation to the enlightening video of lions eating their young, you've always kept life interesting! If we were closer to Madison, I'd love to stop by and hoist a a pint in your honor (in a strictly medicinal sort of way of course!).

Happy 40th you crazy lovebirds! Living with y'all for two and a half years in Texas was one of the most formative parts of my life and left me with wonderful memories. Trips to Goodwill, shrimp in a jar, the Terrell drive-in, Blackjack Baptist Church, chicken-n-rice for Sunday dinner. Of course, you'd only been married less than four years, so it was also a learning experience in how the whole marriage-couple-relating-to-one-another thing works. Thanks for the great example to follow. And I'll never tell about the other things I learned. Cross my heart.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Icebergs Threaten West Michigan
video

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Overheard . . .

"Yeah, there's this show called "The Office" you can download from iTunes. Is it still on TV?"

"He could have shot a button buck, but I guess you don't want to do that. It's like shooting your grandmother. You just don't want to do that."

Sunday, November 18, 2007










(Thanks to Jesse for help with re-sizing the photos to fit Blogger.)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Love Cruise

I have been negligent in not sharing photos from the wonderful evening with family and friends aboad the Holland Princess on July 19th. For those who made it, thanks for sharing this special evening with us! And for those who wanted to be there and couldn't make it, here's the first installment of "The Love Cruise."



We had delicious dinner and then sat back to hear lovely wishes of congratulations and best wishes from the guests, led by Pam's son Derek. Mixed in were a few jokes directed at Dman, by unnamed persons who will be pictured later.

Monday, October 01, 2007

I couldn't help borrowing this from: http://branthansen.typepad.com/letters_from_kamp_krusty/2007/09/conscientious-o.html







And for more toast entertainment, check out this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BILAFuSi-i0