Thursday, 20th of February, 2014
Why Millennials Long for Liturgy - I like the reference to "sacramental yearning". We yearn for the means of Grace in churches. Some have set God's gifts aside, trying to appeal to the world by becoming more like the chaos of the world...
Friday, 14th of February, 2014
We had some time this morning in New Orleans before our service project with NBA Cares, so we headed downtown for some sight seeing. Since the National WWII Museum was open relatively early, we went there first. There is only a certain amount of detail one can cover in a limited space. However, it was engaging enough to allow me to explain what happened in both the European and Pacific conflicts to an 8-year-old that isn't inclined to read the exhibits himself yet.
Picture - B-17 housed in the US Freedom Pavilion across the street.
Picture - The planes are suspended up to 40 feet in the air, with bridges that allow you to walk above and below them.
Picture - M4 Sherman tank
Wednesday, 12th of February, 2014
I have been pleasantly surprised at the off-road capability of the Subaru Tribeca, even though there is no ability to lock axles. I found some Youtube videos of people testing the capability of all-wheel-drive systems by driving the cars up onto ramps with 2 wheels in the air to simulate slip. Since I had a couple ramps I tried it and made my own Youtube video.
Thursday, 6th of February, 2014
Tuesday, 4th of February, 2014
Picture - Why do I bother spending any money in Fredericksburg? Even the UPS store finds a way to charge 1.75X more than everyone else for the same thing. Let's compare two receipts to ship a laptop. A shipping box costs $9.17 more in F-burg, plus charging for fragile stickers...