Saturday, November 25, 2006

Thanksgiving in Manhattan

So we spent most of Thanksgiving week down in Manhattan, with my brother Jake and his family. As you can see from the photo above, Micah was successful in his quest to bag his first deer! If you'd want to know what else went on, bop on over to the photoblog for all the juicy details (and the photos to prove it!)...


Saturday, November 18, 2006

Hunting in the Homeland

So today the kids and I went hunting - we didn't get anything (other than a grouse), but we sure did have a good time. I love spending time in the mountains, and the only thing better is to be there with my kids, teaching them the things my dad taught me. SO... if you're interested in deer and elk and mountain sheep and grouse, click on over to the photoblog to see what happened today!


Saturday, November 11, 2006

Thoughts on Blogging

Scot McKnight has written an excellent post over on Jesus Creed about his philosophy of blogging -how he manages to write so much. Here's a snippet...
My explanation is simple: writing can’t be done on the side because, as James Vanoosting says it, “Writing is not pedagogy but an epistemology” (160).

In other words, writing is a lifestyle, a way of life, a way of being, a modus operandi, a way of breathing and eating and drinking. Better yet, writing is a way of learning, a way of coming to know what someone wants to know, a way of discovering.

Writing is not something to do when everything else is cleared off the desk; no, it is something that makes order of the desk. I don’t get up wondering what I will write about, but I write about what I’m wondering. (That’s almost Chestertonian.) In other words, as Augustine spoke of “faith seeking understanding,” so writing is a pen seeking understanding.
I really appreciated his response here, because it expresses (much better than I've ever done) much of my own feelings about the whole blogging phenomenon. So for those of you who wonder why I'm such a fan of this particular genre, well, read Scot's post and see if it shed's any light on the subject...