It’s over. The move from Hurstville to Burwood is complete, and with it, my illusions that I don’t have much in the way of possessions. I think I had bought into the laptop advertisements: A man plays with his kids, and because he has a laptop with him, he’s still technically “at work”. The man […]
It’s taken me a while to understand what is involved in good phone etiquette, but even more difficult is knowing what to say in person, in situations requiring more than a casual level of formality. For that reason, whenever someone says something that appears particularly stand-out in its politeness, it stays with me. One such […]
If you’re ever at a butterfly house, once you get used to the temperature and the humidity, you’ll have as much trouble as I did trying to take pictures of the fast-moving little creatures. Two separate walks on consecutive days have pinpointed for me all the things that are bad about the city, and everything […]
I have been applying what I learned about espresso on the 10th of May as far and wide as I can – I’ve even taken the home espresso machine on a couple of roadtrips, and received some positive feedback on my coffee-making, so it looks like the course hasn’t been wasted. I still have a […]
Completed level 2 of a barista training course last night. I’ve learned my lesson this time, and went easy on the tasting, which meant that I managed o get some sleep last night, too! I learned just how little I know about making espressos, which was an excellent outcome for me. I can now tell […]
Since I have important things to do (finishing the writing of a sermon on Philemon for tomorrow night), I’ve managed to compensate by changing the look of the site, and getting the archives working (finally). Let me know if anything is broken, or with your thoughts on the new design.
Today marks my twenty-eighth birthday. Thanks to everyone who has sent me emails and SMS-es, and to the one person who managed to get a birthday card in my mailbox on the day. Excellent effort! Dinner was at Est, in the centre of Sydney. A very relaxed dinner for kel and I. We were trying […]
Because the phonelines are down, one of the systems at work makes a loud “beeping” sound every minute. This has been going on for about five hours so far, and we’re waiting for Telstra to fix it. They’ve said it will be fixed either today or tomorrow.
If you’re not a Christian, or interested in the strange things that Christians disagree over, you probably won’t find this post very interesting. If this hasn’t deterred you, feel free to read on. Recently, I’ve done some reading on the Christian “sacraments”; as a protestant, I’m thinking specifically of baptism and communion here. I grew […]
After a few weeks of concentrated effort, my bible study group has finished of a very successful jazz night as part of church‘s mission week. Today seems like three days in one, we’ve had a lot of activity. The high point for me was the gospel presentation which explained the dissonance in jazz, the dissonance […]