Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ode to my Wallet


My wallet went missing this morning.    I could not find it anywhere, and began to fear all the possibilities of what might have happened.  I thought of calling the bank for fear that someone might use my debit card to buy a plain ticket to Timbuktu.   I did not know who to call to prevent some pervert from stealing my identity.   i prayed to God that he would keep my wallet safe.   Angrily, I tore up my house attempting to find my extraordinary normal brown wallet.    I found the wallet in the last place I looked, right behind a leg of the leather coach.   Nothing is more ordinary than a brown wallet;  (my dad's wallet is the same exact one)    but nothing is more securing than having a wallet in your back right pocket.  Why can't we treasure the things in our pockets here and now?

Monday, January 25, 2010

5 Things WOrth Clucking About: Ode to John Elway

John Elway is better than Favre as a quarterback here's why:

1.  He retired at his prime, and did not linger when Football had passed him away.  



2.  He knew how to do the impossible.  



3. He was respected by the owner of the Broncos.



4. He knew how to run away from the Defense. On the move no one was better.







5.  He Played for one team.He helped make Denver important, more than a cow-town.


Thanks John for always believing in Denver and the people of the City where you made it 
happen. You could have chosen a bigger city, like Los Angeles, or New York. But stayed true to a city that will always love you.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

UFO's: Unidentified Thought




First rule of juggling,
 it is okay to let the ball drop. 

Friday, January 22, 2010

Due Southwest: Acceptance of Love

It's not what we do, nor how we love, it is the acceptance of love. Lauren Smith January 17, 2010
The call of joyful love starts when the Chinook wind chips away at the glacier, flowing down into a chilling crystalline trickle.  The trickle flows down the mountain slope.  It grows in strength and become a stream.  The stream flows into a park where  ducks float atop.  A little red head little purple clad German born three year old, came to the park to the feed the ducks.  He feeds bread crumbs to the stream.  The ducks gobble the crumbs up in loving appreciation.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Moonpies of Romance: Onions



Smelly small potent, the onion caramelizes in my oven at 400 degrees.   I sliced into four pounds of onions today to make our French Onion Soup.  I slit into the yellow onions heart and threw it into my cast iron dutch oven to cook for an hour; the onions fought back with painful tears.


I wondered who were the first people to think it a good idea to use onions in their cooking?   How did the first people know the richness they held when used properly?  Where were they first used?  I love the taste of sweet onions, the usefullness of a yellow onion, and the tart taste of a red onion juilienned to a bed of arugula.  






Monday, January 18, 2010

5 Things Worth Clucking About 1/18/2010





1.  Love lettuce by Lush is great for men and women, lets smear that stuff on our faces and look like Marvin the Martian.


2.  Pants on the Ground 


3. Kid Sister good upbeat raper: Pro Nail rocks and the rest is awesome.


4.  Django Rhinehart : brought up in conversation with my wife.


5. Tom's Shoes : Buy a pair of shoes and a pair is given away to the ones who need them most.  

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Moonpies of Romance: My Love Bird Theolonious Monk


Ode to my love-bird Thelonious Sphere Monk:
Just like the jazz man, she  commands attention,
she does not bebop,  she does dance around the room like a Sufi,
She can not be touched or she will bite you.
But if you allow her to come on her own accord she will lite on you shoulder for awhile.
She loves to chew on the word, she has bitten a few pages of my bible; maybe a section that I need to pay more attention to, or maybe not.  She is my free spirited bird; a truly loved bird because she plays her own song daily. 

Monday, January 11, 2010

Cluck/Chuck: Conjurer's Bird by Martin Davies



Cluck It/Chuck It: Chucked it but almost didn't.


The book was sublimely stirring but I was not carried away by the streams the author conjured.   I loved the subject matter;  that of exploration of the beauty found in common misplaced things. However,  I never got to that moment where I lost myself in the words of the author; moments of surprise were deadened.  I wanted to really like this book, but found myself asleep on the coach.  


 

(Chuck It)

5 Things Worth Clucking About (1.11.2010)



Cluck/Chuck Things Worth Reading
1.  Why I love my Job by Rick Reilly for ESPN the magazine.
2.  Want to keep track of your books check out LIBRARY THING 
3.  Our Lady's Juggler by Anatole France:  accept your gifts and enjoy your life.
4.  Dan Simmons on Black Hills his new Book:
5.  GIMP  a great free ware that you can use to draw pictures and post onto your blog.   (I have been using this in in my postings, it transfers so much more cleanly.)

Clucking my Writing: Acts 20:19 If Paul was a Member of NWA



(from an earlier post)
Life in the streets is just a head game
Pagans only want you to stay down
Labeling me a flesh eater,
driving me out!

Why do I call myself a Christian you ask
Because my mouth is dirt monkey nasty
Christ deliver us from a deadly adversaries...
Yo! I'll be a Christian for Life.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Sometimes the waves seem to come after us, just surf them.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Freezing Bromeliad


I am not smiling I am freezing.  I woke up with weather from the Frozen North, currently it does not feel like Florida, its 32 degrees.

The weather man today was giddy.  He looked like Tiny Tim on Christmas day, "God Bless Us Everyone." for now the Weather is what everyone wants to hear about.   He gleams and says, "It might snow! It has not snowed since 1977."  An image of children throwing snowballs in front of Dixie Land elementary appears on the screen.   The kids trample the school garden as they gather the dusting of snow.

Not sure if my garden will be damaged by the weather, for it is freezing.   I hope we have covered everything properly so our Bromeliads and Lilies do not freeze.   Strawberry growers cover their crops by using sprinklers and creating an iced over covering.  The icicles serve the Strawberries like a blanket, keeping the fruit warm under a frozen comforter.

Weather can make people a cheerleader for the unexpected turns in life.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Incredible Buzzer Beater!



When shooting a shot make sure your shoulders are square to the basket even from a long way away.  Yee-haw! Cluck that!

Moon Pies of Romance: North Dakota Lake


I was a purple clad Viking lover, red white and blue flag waving, parade loving, three foot celebration of a tale. The tale that filled up my dreaming life was the one told about a lake house in North Dakota. I dreamt of flying above the lake like a Canadian goose, only I was wearing cute little mouse ears on my head. I was told that if I wore the hat my dreams would surely come true; my dreams would happen for me.
I dreamed of sailing a little boat into the middle of the lake. I dreamed of diving from the boat into the middle and breaking into the deep crystalline surface. I would then swim down and collect rocks from the bottom. I would show how strong I was to my grandfather. Life would be broken open and made newly awesome. My grandfather’s lake pure and simple remained a dream. In a way I am glad that my dream of getting to the lake did not occur. The inability forced me to dream big and search for the hidden treasures found in America.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Cluck/Chuck? Where is God? Dr. John Townsend



The white out on 1-25 washed away our vision.  It had been a warm December day when my dad and I arrived at Mile High Stadium,  now it was freezing and the snow was coming down.   The snow came down hard and we were forced to pull aside at every exit in order to see through the front car window.   Our headlights were no longer blazing the trail because the snow had blanketed them with a white fury coat.   The ice on the road had a hold on our car and then I prayed, "God, if you are anywhere near please help us make it home."      
We all have had moments when we have felt overwhelmingly outside the Lord's warm hands.  Dr. John Townsend, the Best Selling Author of Boundaries,  examines the question: "Where is God Now That I need HIm Most!"  He illustrates how hard times make us look for God; How we are wired to look for God; that God is really for us even in the most difficult times;  and How each Christian Experiences pain and the walk with God in different ways.    
The question "Where is God"  has been answered by at least 121,151 books, so what makes this book stand out?   The book is easily applicable to life; there are many practical examples of how to find God when you have burnt the bacon.    Townsend avoids using legalistic means (self efficient steps) to get out of our hard times;  he points to repentance and the turning to prayer, community, and honest communication with God.   He shows that we are not alone in our pain, and that this pain needs to be dealt with honestly.  I appreciated that he did not allow the reader to feel it was okay to fall into victim hood. He illustrates how we are responsible for proper stewardship of all God's gifts, even pain.   The book is a keeper and a good resource that I would give to people in my church who desire to deal with their pain. 

Dr Townsend's  book  "Where is God?"
is a definite CLUCK IT: (something worth talking about).

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cluck/Chuck: Avatar Review Seen in 3-D



Environmentalism and Anti War sentiments abounded in this Liberally Minded Science Fiction tale? Does Hollywood have to continually preach to us? What about the art of just showing an entertaining good movie? The answer: the movie was good but the sermon was too long!  After discussing this over Carnitas I feel that I need to go back and review the movie.  I think  I was too critical in my POV.

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