Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Custom Tees and Hats

At Michaels Stores picking up some project supplies for my new custom t-shirts and hats biz 😊

Friday, September 22, 2017

Created this poster for St. Thomas' Anglican Church 2017 Canadiana Fashion Show.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Our hens laid their first eggs 😊

#chubtown #chickens #farmfresheggs

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

My Father's Car

Found the exact car my father loved so much listed on Hemmings

It's in excellent condition, under 80,000 miles, and if I had $10k to spare I'd be on my way to Ohio to pick it up. But alas, I can only dream ...and look at the photos and reminisce. Good times :)

Was at Kew Gardens in Toronto on Sunday and saw AHI live

Picked up their CD 'AHI Indie Soul' while at Kew Gardens ...and have since download their latest CD 'We Made it Through the Wreckage'

Friday, June 30, 2017

Weebly in...Weebly out. Back to Blogger.

It's only been 11 days since I decided to move my main personal / business / whatever site from Blogger to Weebly. I do sites for others in Weebly and I thought it'd be a good way to really get into it... and yet there's one BIG problem. Posting to the blog.

With Weebly, you need to login to their dashboard to post to your blog. Which is fine if you're paying someone like me to do it for you. And Weebly does offer an Android and Apple app to simply the process, such as it is...

But what if I want to post to my blog, as close to daily as possible, a relatively easily. Then really, Blogger is the way to go. I can draft an e-mail in gmail, which is accessible from pretty much ANYWHERE, click send and it's posted. Voila! The subject of the e-mail is the blog post and photos / videos are dealt with beautifully. If further 'massaging' is required it can be done online or via the tablet app... for some reason Google dropped the Blogger mobile phone app.

So anyway, that's me and my site's latest news. I'm 11 days on Weebly and back here to blogger. Feels good to be home :)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

How often does the earth shake beneath your feet?

How often does your world shake? Does the earth move, so to speak. Specifically I mean when reading a blog post, even one on a subject that is close to your heart?
That just happened to me, and I was reading what could be viewed as a religious post, yet it was about food. The site is the Christian Food Network and it seems to have brought a clarity to my thinking of prayer, of Christianity, and yes of food, in a way nothing I’ve read before has. Right from the post’s first sentence, “He gave us a meal. At one of the hardest points of his life, Jesus Christ gave us a meal.”
That one sentence hit me in a way that is well described by some Kid Rock song lyrics;
I tell you it will shake the earth beneath your feet
The light that shines will redefine your old beliefs
What you reap is what you sow and so it goes
Where you plant your needs is where your garden grows

If you don’t know about the Last Supper then you aren’t a Christian. Every Christian service is a remake of the Last Supper, of Jesus sharing with us the bread and wine, His body and blood.
Church is great. The community support alone is immeasurable. And of course there’s the whole “where two or three are gathered in my name” thing. I’ve tried to go without attending Church, but I’ve learned that, for me, it’s important.

But what I’ve just learned, what moved the ground beneath my feet, is the realization that we, each of us, can have Jesus with us everytime we eat...every time we break bread. It seems so simple, so obvious as I’m writing this.

I could keep writing but far better if you just visit the site and poke around a bit. I’ll sign off with the final words of the site’s post… “you are invited in…

Monday, March 6, 2017

You Always Get Paid. But Not Always in Cash.

Just finished updating the website for the Church I've been attending for the better part of a year. It's an Anglican Church. That matters only because I converted to Catholicism in 1992 at the age of 31...go ahead, do the math, I'll wait.

I'm not attending this particular Church because it is Anglican. I'm attending it because I'm a Christian, and I see Jesus in the people I worship with. It can be any kind of Church you name, but it's the community that held me here. There is nothing more powerful or attractive than people who live their faith...not proclaim it, LIVE it. As the poem goes, "I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day."

So when asked if I could help out with their website, Facebook page and social media, of course I said yes. This brings me to getting paid. No, they don't write me a cheque. But of all the work I do, I like this the best. So my payment comes in other forms. And if you do volunteer work of any kind, you already know what I mean.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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