Category Archives: cool stuff

My favourite coffee…

I stopped into JJ Bean for a coffee and breakfast wrap this morning. Something about the texture of the place makes the experience of their coffee so good. As I waited I saw “commercial drivers” sipping their espressos while doing crafts and reading. There were two blue collar types having coffee too. Leathery faces and...

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Rome Day 2 – The Vatican

On our second day in Rome we visited the Vatican. The ornate texture of the place is grand in it’s vastness and caused sensory overload. The art work contained therein can vault one back in time to feel like a part of the history that produced it. As I said yesterday, pictures hardly do this...

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Here’s a post for mac lovers…

Here’s a resource post for the growing number of mac lovers I am encountering in my circles lately. People are coming to mac like crazy. A mac revival is spreading across the land like wildfire and people are seeing the light like never before. So, religious imagery aside, here is a list of mac apps...

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A busy week, late summer cleaning, and a new blog…

‘Tis been a busy week at work and at home so far, so apologies for the blog slowdown. In fact, blogging has not slowed down but increased, just not on this site. As part of an initiative at work to strengthen customer relationships, I’ve decided to start a blog related to Business Intelligence. It’s called...

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Something new on the site

I have joined the Associates program through Amazon. This has enabled me to create my own bookstore hosted by Amazon and anyone can buy books from Amazon at their low prices. See the a-store widget to the left. In the Toward Hope Bookstore you will find the books that I have encountered on my journey...

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Random links of interest…

All right, this is how academics make other academics laugh. Ben and Kim confess…you may miss half of what they are talking about (like I did), but what I caught made me laugh. 10 propositions on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I am inspired by this man On the Rooftops: Theological proclamations A brilliant article from Out of...

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People who pretend to be other people…

I couldn’t resist linking to Brant Hansen’s post about the Oscar show last night. You know Brant, that whitty guy who writes us Letters from Kamp Crusty…yeah, that Brant. here is the post…pure genius… The people who pretend to be other people gave themselves some awards last night! And let me tell you something: The...

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A beautiful finish before Lent…and various other things…

I have not mentioned at all on this blog my love for the game of Hockey. I’ve kept the focus on Christian Missional Spirituality for the most part. But tonight is different. You see, I am a Vancouver Canucks fan. Our Canucks have just beat the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 3-2 in OT to give...

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Delicious Library

If you have a stack of books mounting up and you’re struggling to catalog them. I’d suggest checking out the Delicious Library.  It’s only for mac, I think.  I downloaded it yesterday and started scanning books into my new library using my i-sight camera that is built into my macbook. It is actually quite cool. ...

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Off to Vegas…

As I draft this, I am above the clouds on a plane smaller than a big bus (37 passengers max) and on my way to Vegas for our company’s annual Sales Kick off. For those unfamiliar with the software business, large companies such as the one I am a part of throw money at conventions...

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Born Again…again…

Here I sit and write my very first blog entry as a born again…again believer. Tis the equivalent of a second conversion experience. I could no longer stand the heckles and humiliation associated with the PC guy on those apple commercials. I have switched to mac. Today I acquired a macbook [Edit: It's not a...

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Windows Live Writer

Microsoft has a free blog writer software that seems very good at first glance.  I hear it’s a great, free alternative to Etco.  There is a video on how simple it is to use HERE.   [HT: Jordon Cooper] Technorati tags: windows, blog+editor, Windows+Live+Writer, Blogging

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New Books…I can’t wait.

In addition to the three books I received from my wife on Christmas, I just pulled the trigger on the following with the Chapters gift cards I was blessed with… Out of Bounds Church, Steven Taylor The Powers that Be, Walter Wink The Missional Leader: Equipping Your Church to Reach a Changing World, Alan Roxburgh...

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New to the Collection…

New this Christmas to the Santic household…specifically, to me:   End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World, Miroslav Volf Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith, Henri Nouwen U2 by U2 All are very welcome additions to the library this Christmas…The fruits of teaching the wife how to navigate my online...

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Mac vs PC vs Missional…

Jerry at Becoming Missional linked up this spoof copy of the PC Mac commercial… I’ve removed the ad which I gave little thought to before I posted it in light of Bill Kinnon’s response below.

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