Sep 29, 2006


Ludwig van Beethoven
7th Symphony

BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda, con.

MP3 download from the BBC, played on my iPod.

Sep 26, 2006

This is a snowflake. Pure chance (sure).

Scanning electron micrograph of a capped column snowflake, with rime frost, a white ice that forms when the water droplets in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects, on both ends. When the riming process continues so that the shape of the original snow crystal is no longer identifiable, the resulting crystal is referred to as graupel.

Photo credit: Eric Erbe and Chris Pooley, USDA

Sep 14, 2006

Alpha in the House

We started our Safe House Alpha last night.
For various reasons (including but not limited to my personal near burn-out), we are doing our churh's Alpha Course in our home. The idea is to have an intimate, comfortable setting, home-cooked (or seemingly) meals, and a family feel.

Our house is a little small, but it seemed to work. I have some furniture re-arranging to do, and some schedule fine-tuning, but the format shows promise. Ideally, we would multiply these around the city, sort of like Tupperware Parties.