Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Blahginess!

A little help please


Just a reminder that today is the National Day of Prayer. Would you join me in praying for our nation and specifically our President and elected and appointed officials?


Reality Check

What is real?

My digital camera takes an image that I “see” with my eyes and turns it into 1s and 0s. The 1s and 0s are then transferred to my computer which then transmits it to the internet so that everyone can now “see” what I “saw”.

But is it real?

I’m thinking about how much we depend on digital and yet just how “real” is what we experience?

Ahh…the mountains.

Angel Fire, NM

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

In a couple of weeks I get to head to the mountains of New Mexico with the family. I am very excited even though the temperatures have taken an unexpected dip lately. Mostly, I am looking forward to the opportunity to do some flyfishing. I’ve hit several trout parks in Missouri and love just about every aspect of flyfishing. But now it’s time to take the training wheels off and head out to the wild. No guides, no private stocked ponds, just me, a fly rod, some flies and a New Mexico state fishing license. So for all you seasoned flyfishing veterans out there…

What do I need to be prepared to flyfish Red River/Rio Grande/Enchanted Circle area? Where would you recommend that I go? What flies do I need to stock up on?

For those of you who have traveled recently to the area…

What activities do you recommend? Where do we need to go?

PS We will be staying in a house on the golf course in Angel Fire.


Iran Election Protest

Ran across this photo in the Iran elections twitter stream. An Iranian protestor works to rescue a beaten policeman.


Deactivated and FOR SALE


Yup. I did it. Deactivated the iPhone and now it is for sale. $300. I have all the accessories and the box. I bought this in January so it is barely broke in. A fantastic testimant to human engineering, but time to say goodbye for me. If you are interested in buying it let me know.

It is a 3G, 8GB, version 2.2.1…

Help Wanted.

In about three and a half weeks a team of four are leaving for Niger West Africa. While there we will be laying the foundation for a job training program targeting the women of the capital city. We are very excited about this trip. But we need some help. We are short on funds for our airfare, and as you can tell we are getting very close to our departure date. If you are interested in helping us financially please post a comment and I will email you all the details. I very much appreciate your interest and support.

A new day, a new look…

Yeah, yeah, yeah…let me know what you think. Who knows maybe I’ll design your header pic too!?