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Pieter Bruegel

is a painter from the 1500’s that I am a big fan of. I recently did a several enlargements from his virtue vice series – and I think I will be looking at and into these for weeks to come. Here are some oil painting copies for your viewing pleasure. The four below are (in

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I was reading in a poem recently and the writer used the line “Hells freezing north no tempest can send out” and I found myself wondering about hell… the images of hell tend to lean toward the burning…but here was a poet using hell and freezing together…and I don’t mean the comedians using hell freezing

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– 129 F

that’ll make ya sit up straight…today we have a temperature in Minnesota of -20…I was wondering what the coldest temperature ever recorded was… and I found that in Vostok Antartica on July 21 1983 the temperature of -129 F was recorded. It seems the coldest temperature possible artificially is -272.15 C – which is less

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psalm 147:15-18

He sends His command to the earth; His word runs swiftly He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ash He hurls down the hail like pebbles. Who can withstand His icy blast? He sends His word and melts them; He stirs up his breezes and the waters flow as I look

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had an interesting discussion today…

with a group at a local church…the topic was ‘the shack’ – a book creating many waves in and out of the church. Although the views were varied and thoughtful – I am concerned how much fiction (as clearly this book is) can be approached as fact / truth. I think some of the questions

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the shack

…reading this book for a discussion I am having at a church Tuesday…it is to be mild, a bad book…bad story, bad theology, and even bad style…no wonder it sold over 2 million copies. I knew it would be rough when the author in the introduction called God the Great Interferer with a wink and

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cold moon rising

saw the moon unblinking this morning as I went to drop my son off at wrestling…gently trod the snowshoe path in my slippers to grab an image. I couldn’t get it sharp – so I had to accept an impressionist interpretation.

it is like this…

we have a couple of bassists – and a couple of board players that will be showing up for the audition Monday…I was hoping for a little something more from ya’ll – but no worries. I have just finished the solo on “miss your bliss”which I hope to get out later this week – early

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looking for a bassist and board player

I am working with the infamous Rick A on putting an band together…if you – or someone you know might fit the bill..i.e  pro, diverse, clear headed, experienced etc etc – shout it out. Finder reward is a “I knew it” t-shirt.