Michael Crichton has Died

Michael Crichton has died of cancer, today. He is most known for his work Jurassic Park and the creation of the show E.R., but he is the author of numerous books and I have never stopped reading some of them. In middle school/high school I read Jurassic Park nearly ten times. Since then, I have…

Rare Art Work from Bill Watterson

I think Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes was a great contribution to contemporary art. Hardly any filmmakers or musicians have added so much joy and understanding to my life as watching Calvin play games with his stuffed animal that came to life in his imagination. (Or was it real? I choose magic.) I was happy…

The Freewheelin’ Jon Foreman

Jon Foreman just might be our generation’s Bob Dylan. You know him as the lead singer for the band Switchfoot (one of my favorites) but he is currently traveling as a solo act, performing as a singer/songwriter in intimate settings with his acoustic guitar and his new songs. I had the privilege of hearing him,…

My Awesome Pedal Board

At last, my foot is complete! In Star Wars, a Jedi has to prove himself to his peers by building his own light saber. In the world of guitar, it’s pedal boards. Here’s mine: Here’s what’s on it, starting on the top-left corner: Fender PT-100 Pedal Tuner – Nice for tuning silently while the front…

Concert Review – Boston and Styx 6/24/2008 Grand Prairie, TX

A year ago, my wife and I were celebrating our honeymoon by visiting Boston, Mass. This week, we are celebrating our 1st anniversary and last night we watched Boston,the band, in concert. (Next year, we’ll read about Boston, or something.) Styx opened the concert and Boston closed, so I’ll review each of them separately. STYX…

1st Anniversary – Paper

It’s been one year. One perfect year. And, depending on who you are, it’s going to get better, or worse. Or stay about the same. Anyway, today marks my one year anniversary of being married to Christine. It’s been great. We only dated for 5 months before the engagement and some people were totally caught…

Rock n’ Roll Injustice

Every year I go through the same anguish when the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame holds its inductee ceremony. It’s a total joke. Last year they honored rappers and pop stars. Why is Michael Jackson in there? What is worse is the great stars who are NOT in the hall of fame. Here’s an…

The Wedding – part 4/The Reception!

Party time at the reception! I saw a lot of great people there and I think this was my favorite part of the wedding. I’m not a good dancer. Her dad is a lot better. Then we posed with our ingraved pie server and I prepared to cut a piece… …and then my wife grabbed…

The Wedding – Part 3

This was the moment that really mattered. I watched the lovely bridesmaids walk in with their beautiful yellow dresses (my mother-in-law made these dresses; she’s quite talented, like her daughter) and then we waited. Then she and her father came around the corner. It was the best thing I had ever seen. Rumor has it…