I have been absent from this world for a while. I am preparing to leave Missouri and head to Illinois for a year on a vicarage assignment. I am hoping through the nest year I will be more faithful in corresponding what is transpiring in Staunton through this medium.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Another one of those movies...

I admit, in 2002 when the first Jackass movie came out on the big screen, I was there. There was something extremely funny that made me actually want to watch men attach electrical devices to parts of their anatomy that should never have been exposed on film in the first place, let alone been zapped with a cattle prod. Several brain cells later, I am reading that now another movie has been filmed and is number one in the box office in America. Funny. I thought Johnny Knoxville got lost in the succes of whatever the heck that movie was with "The Rock."
I mean, when you play second bannana to a former WWF now WWE wrestling icon, how else better to follow up than marching your body into another self destructing feature film, Tyler Derden would be so proud.

On a different, but certainly not lighter note. My two new fish which I have named, Hannibal and Jefferey are running up a score of cannibalized aquarium mates. So far they have devoured 2 of my Blue Tetras and a few shrimp and snails. I now have them quarantined in a seperate smaller tank and feed them similarly to the Raptors from Jurassic Park, the first one. Other than being good looking fish, they are deadly, ask Mark, he is missing a little bit off of one finger.

Monday, September 18, 2006

A lapse on Spiritual somethingness

Remembering what happens always leaves me thinking this, "How the crap did I let it get this far again?" I hate how often I go into a spiritual lapse, not connecting with my creator in a meaningful way, in a prayer closet, my personal time to be with God and a part of God. These are the times that God reveals to me exactly why I am hear plucking the hairs of my head and rubbing them away from my brow trying to exhaust all possible methods of reaching a lost pagan nation. I think to myself, how the hell am I supposed to do all of this, and then I remember again, I let myself get this way, everything that I am going through is because I have lapsed back to a place the my flesh wants me to be, a spiritual no where looking for a spiritual somethingness.
And now after a talked with soemone I love, I feel something, again.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The year is Begun

However, is never a proper word to use when you are starting a paragraph. However, sometimes there is great efficacy in catching people off-guard. Roughly two weeks have passed since I have been in the classroom with "MY" darling AFL students. Before being wrangled into the hours of teaching and filling my evenings with the, "here and theres" that always seem to mount in a faster amount of time than my brains 512 meg processing unit can work.
Anyone who is a teacher never wants to hear these lines, "the bathroom has been remodled and is now your classroom." And I am glad I have never heard these words, but I have heard this, "Your books are not here yet." Take your pick, but after two weeks, I had expectations of being at least one chapter deep into two seperate reading and writing books, however that has not and will not happen for a few more weeks I am guessing.
Cooler weather and fish are the most recent changes in my life. Pictures will soon follow of both, and perhaps I can find a way to take a picture of my new camera...with my new camera.