Sunday, August 31, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Funniest part of the weekend was trying to get out of the city and missing half the exits, getting on the wrong freeways and spending about a hour making u turns and nearly circling the entire city. It's like we've forgotten what freeways are!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
"fairy tail good"
"I think my grandma could anchor this race"
I'm not sure what I like better, the competition or the commentators.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
An advantage (among many) to the Midwest is that we are that much closer to real BBQ. On my recent trip to North Carolina I was introduced to the beauty of real BBQ. I have learned that what we call BBQ in California is just grilling on an open flame, and I still love and miss that, but real BBQ is slow cook with great sauces. Also a classic BBQ place needs to conform to several rules that are better explained by on a co-worker on his blog here. Sarah and I visited one of Madison many BBQ places this past weekend and although it was not the best we have consumed it was sure good for the BELLY.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
The book "The Key's to My Neighbor's House: Seeking Justice in Bosnia and Rawanda" broaches the topic of what does it realistically look like to seek justice in the aftermath of human suffering and wrongs. As a Christian it left me wondering if justice really is something attainable this side of heaven or something that an earthly court can bring about. The author, Elizabeth Neuffer, did not shy away from the complexities of war's aftermath particularly in today's global society and gave me a much better understanding of the UN and evolution of war tribunals.
It's a very real and stark look at how war and war tribunals opperate in todays world. It's a challenging read and definatly not one for the faint of heart...but I would highly recommend it as it's left me with many more questions than answers (something which I appreciate).
Because of that, I'm highly looking forward to reading Gary Haugen's new book next entitled "Just Courage". I'm hoping he can bring a bit of the Christian perspective back in the fight for justice.
Monday, August 04, 2008
Mix 1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
Add 1/2 cup milk
1 heaping Tbsp melted butter
Pour mixture into a greased pan or bowl.
Spread 1 pint of berries over the top (I used 1 bag of frozen black berries slightly thawed)
Sprinkle 3/4 cup sugar over berries.
Pour 1 cup boiling water over the top of the berries/sugar.
Bake at 350 for about 40-60 minutes
I'm always surprised by this recipe in that it seems backwards and pouring boiling water over everything seems strange....but the result is worth the weirdness.