Sunday, October 22, 2006

A new perspective on church

For most of my life I involved myself in choir at church, but at The Heights I've also joined the tech crew, operating a camera every other Sunday. It's a lot of fun and breaks up the routine, which is good since I'm easily bored. (Especially fun: getting to comment on the proceedings on the headsets!) (Not that I actually do that, of course.)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Hoop, there it is!

Ah, basketball season is upon us again. Not the NBA - but the only season that means anything to us: Upwards Basketball! The boys are starting their 6th & 4th years of playing.

Monday, October 09, 2006

A book deal is around the corner!

Okay, not really. Most of the few creative bloggers who get a book deal post for years before having enough material. But my writing "career," such as it is, is taking off quite a bit. In the past couple of years my only published writings have been short blurbs in the Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line editions of the PassPorter travel guides. Since starting this blog, however, one author has asked permission to use one of my entries here in her next book, and I've also just signed on to write a full-length article for an online Disney-fan newsletter.

Now if I could just get paid for it. Hmm. Let me know if you have any ideas. (Or, even better, if you have large piles of cash lying around, just send those instead.)

Sunday, October 08, 2006


The boys have been out of school this past week for Fall Break. I took a day off of work on Friday and Becky & I took them to Adventure Landing, a local family fun place, with miniature golf, go-carts, video games and the like. I recall reading a few years back that miniature golf was one of the very few games where men didn't mind losing to a woman. Yahtzee, I think, was another. Maybe it's because I am so non-athletic overall, and those games are the only ways I can compete, but the study doesn't apply to me -- I'd rather win!

But yes, Becky beat all of us.