25 “But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and he will stand upon the earth at last.
26 And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God!
27 I will see him for myself.  Yes, I will see him with my own eyes.  I am overwhelmed at the thought!”

– Job (From Job chapter 19)

Blog Hijacked

For those of you who recently looked at Marine Staff Sargent Micheal Fay, I appologize if it was offensive.  It was recently hijacked and the good and proper stuff was removed.  Thus, I have removed the link.  I will be sure the post a link to the site if he can get back on. 🙁

God in a Box

I had an interesting conversation a few weeks ago about how God works in the world and in our lives (thanks Dave for the great discussion). It actually started with a discussion on “stuff”, how we like to collect stuff and collect stuff and collect more stuff. This often, if not always, gets in the way of relationship with Christ and with others. Then it is so hard to let go of it. I want to keep it in our box and not let go.

The Three Boxes
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Virgin Mobile – not for me!

May contain controversial material.

Well, a “Cool” company has done a not-so-cool thing and is not cool in my books. Virgin Mobile, a subsiderary of Richard Branson’s Virgin, posted a full page ad in the Rocky Mountain News promoting a very anti-family, anti-relationship, anti-commitment, etc, agenda. They detailed the “Friends with Benefits” lifestyle. They then compare their mobile phone service as also being all the benefits without the responsibility. Continue reading Virgin Mobile – not for me!

Putin’s approach to Copyright

Russin President Putin has come up with a “novel” idea on enforcing copyright and other intellectual property.

At his news conference on 1 February, President Putin said investigators should “go after the distributors, not the users”.

“It’s ridiculous to just arrest a chap for using computers,” he said.

see last paragraphs of BBC article.

Hmm, if only our politicians got on the band wagon on this, I may feel a little safer ripping my personal CDs to my personal mp3 player. Unfortunately, I think the recording industry is paying to much to the politicians.

Creative Engineering

I have started a new book just for fun and I suspect that my son Mark will be talking about it too.  It is one of those book for real men (or some would call them boys).  It is titled Backyard Ballistics by William Gurstelle.

Though the book is technical in nature focusing on how to build a bunch of cool stuff, the introduction has made me reflect on what I am doing as an engineer and has got me to thinking.

Here is one of the quotes:

The creative oart of being and engineer happens only in those moments when engineers lay their practiced, detached professionalism aside and behave like amateurs.  Invention, by its nature, lies outside the professional’s mind-set of established knowledge and moves into limited and reasoned risk taking.

Well, I have that opportunity finally, in my current job.  I now have a gas turbine (AKA jet engine) to play with!

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