August 26, 2006

McCall, Idaho

The golden rays of the setting sun slicing through the horizon's clouds, fluorescing the grass with a golden hue. The blue waters; frigidly cold and mysteriously deep. Soaring down dirt roads in a convertible. Biking through meadows of flowers and sage. Lucid blue skies, lazy blue mountains, vivid green valleys. It's nice to be back in Idaho, especially in McCall. The heartland of Idaho has an almost magical existence. Like the legendary Forest of Arroy in the Arthurian legends: one who ventures there is sure to meet with adventures and wonderment.

August 23, 2006

I Go Chop Your Dollar

During my recent stay in Nigeria, one of my friends was driving through a market and yelled out the window to some trailing children, "I go take your money and disappear." That seemed a bit out of place, but I found out that it was was of the words to a popular Nigerian song: I Go Chop Your Dollar by Ukwa. Anyway, it's sung in Pigeon English, like most English spoken in Nigeria. It's a parody of situation involving the 419 scams.

Website Construction

I recently upgraded the website with Drupal 4.7.3 and Gallery 2.1.2. This should make it a little faster and have new added functionality. There is now a download(s) section that attaches to stories for attached files and videos. In addition the web links section has been rearranged to provide further functionality.
Downloads fixed!
Weblinks fixed!

August 2, 2006

The Books 8-2-6

    While visiting the city of Jos last week, we stopped at several bookshops.  While many of them were not well stocked, one of them was a decent bookstore.  I picked up a few hermeneuticis textbooks.  Let the reader understand, by Dan McCartney and Charles Clayton.  Understanding and Applying the Scriptures, by Danny McCain and Craig Keener.  Listening to the Text: Oral Patternings in Paul's Letters, by John D. Harvey.  I also picked up a book I've seen around that looks interesting, A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and his Prayers, by D.A. Carson