Coding – a Journey to Somewhere

codingMy journey into coding has begun anew. Continue reading

The Day the Nexus Died – Coding?

7In my last post, I lamented the passing of my Nexus 7, my discouragement with my techie lameness, and the lack of time to fix either.

I have been tossing around the idea of learning to code for a while now. I even began some CSS lessons on Codecademy a while back, but other things took precedent.

I feel like it’s time to dive back in. Continue reading

The Day the Nexus Died

7So my Nexus died.

I have referenced that tablet in other posts. How I loved that thing. How it suits my content consumption (and some creation) needs to a T. Well, that ceases to be the case when it seizes up after 18 months. #Google #fail Continue reading

Learning Licks vs. Chord Progressions

acoustic closeupKey of G. I – IV – V – vi – IV – V – I.

If you play acoustic guitar in most youth praise bands in churches today, every song with the above chord progression will sound EXACTLY the same.

Well, sorta. Continue reading

Gungor, Middle School Choir, and The Greatest American Hero

When I taught middle school choir, there were times that I had my students sing music from other cultures and religions. I stressed the fact that, in some instances, a musician is an actor. I told them that, when they sing about God, they don’t have to believe in Him.

But the audience needs to believe they do. Continue reading

Getting Reacquainted This Morning

It’s been a while since I’ve spent time on a keyboard that doesn’t plug in.

My Coffee Cup

My cup.

I liked it when it was brand new, and the logo was pristine.

I think I like it better now that the logo is worn. Weathered. Showing its age.

Not sure how I’ll feel when the logo is gone for good. We’ll see.

What Should I Write?

I have been writing #NoCamo for quite some time now. And though I primarily write for my own enjoyment and invite you to read along, I would like to ask…

What would you like to read on #NoCamo?

That’s right. It’s the opportunity for you, loyal reader, to request topics or to ask a question. So fire away on my Contact page

Thanks in advance!

Feeding the Fish

We got to visit Purina corporate offices in STL with friends Mr. Dan and Mrs. Debbie and feed fish in their coy pond. Fun!

Can I Write a Book?

As a blogger, I know that I at least LIKE to write. Some of it’s good; some isn’t. That’s part of the growing as a writer, right?

But the thought of putting together a book’s worth of material seems daunting to say the least.

I have the basic framework for a book already. I have topic. I’ve done some research here and there. Done some reading on my subject. But is the fact that I haven’t really done a lot of writing just procrastination?

The way I see it, there are three things required to write a book. You may have heard these somewhere before…

1. Time. Obviously, it takes a lot of time. But it not only requires a time investment: that time has to be given up somewhere. Family. Job. Church. All take time. Is there room for more time to be spent on this?

2. Talent. As I mentioned, I believe I can write. But I’ve never tried anything like this. I guess, if you’ve never written a book before,  you can’t really know what it takes.

3. Treasure. There will undoubtedly be some financial investment at some point in the process. Since this is completely new to me, I can only rely on what I’ve read. Self-publishing seems like the way to go with a first effort. I have contacted a publisher of physical books, but the prices seem out of reach. Publishing a Kindle Single or something of that nature seems feasible, but will it be a product anyone will want? And is that even the point?

So many questions.

Living the Christian life in the open.

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