so i finished “real sex” by lauren winner

i figured out that was the first book i had finished since “zen and the art of motocycle maintenance”… which was june 16th

yeah. gotta work on that.




one more thing today before i call it quits

i’m going to try, because it’s something a good portion of my blogging buddies take interest in, to synthesize my ideas about the emerging church and my ideas on it
i’ll say first i’m no overly trained theologian, but i’m willing to be lacerated (Fr. Hopko’s well stated point) by the Bible and by the movements theology to figure it out

but i have more reading and discussing to do.

if you’d like a decent idea of the movement, go here:

my gut feeling, without the benefit of much reading and research, is that it’s a necessary movement, one that should wake some of the mainline churches out of their comfort zones, one that is pushing ecumenicalism that is not only necessary, but very openly taught in Scripture (Jesus being with the Samarian woman, Paul clearly saying in Romans and Galations that we’re under a new law beyond Jew and Gentile). however, there’s a part of me that fears it may be too culture and experience driven, to the point where “a generous orthodoxy” becomes nothing more than “a free-for-all orthodoxy”

in other words, i’m worried we could be becoming so open minded our theological brains may fall out.

look for things from me, and if you don’t care about it, i’ll make sure to talk about nothing on a regular basis, too.



sorry it’s been awhile

i’ve been listening to a tribe called quest (thanks nakis), and here is my “adam anderson mixtape i”:

i still have to determine track listings, but 20 songs that would need to be on my sweetest album (obviously i have to include my list artists):

1. the roots – thought@work
2. ben folds – you to thank
3. sufjan stevens – holland
4. ben harper – ground on down
5. john coltrane – lush life
6. yoko kanno – piano black
7. kanye west – get ’em high (feat talib)
8. jay-z – heart of the city (unplugged – hot dang the roots in the background)
9. radiohead – pyramid song
10. coldplay – God put a smile upon your face
11. weezer – el scorcho
12. zero 7 – give it away
13. justin mcroberts – holy ground (live at gcc)
14. common – go!
15. diana krall – peel me a grape
16. john mayer – st. patrick’s day
17. a tribe called quest – award tour
18. ozomatli – saturday night
19. u2 – discotheque
20. kings of convenience – sorry or please

the thing about that listing is there’s plenty of artists that mean something to me that aren’t there: wynton marsalis, jamiroquai, jamie cullum, jack johnson, g love, harry connick jr, and hootie and the blowfish just to name six.

i suppose that’s why you can make more than one mixtape, eh?

lindsay kahl – hurry up so i can send you a mixtape! i want to tap your musical awarness and genius!


music round 3

in case any forgot what i look like, here i am as of today, before making dinner for friends (notice my happiness):

my hair is longer, i’m growing a beard, and i look slightly muscular

watching the game with lindsey and nick, then duty, then sleep, then church, then maybe a program, then frisbee, then who knows.


i’m not one to really mock folks…

…but this is way to easy…

this is from robert goulet’s webpage, and makes me laugh every single time:

December 8, 1999

Many years ago, when I was in the B’Way musical “Camelot”, I was occasionally allowed a leave of absence to travel to L.A. to appear on important TV show – :Lucille Ball, Bob Hope Specials, the Academy Awards etc…, and on one occasion, for reasons I cannot remember – I had to do two days of seemingly constant radio, Television and press interviews.

Earlier, that last day, I had been interviewed by a charming young man named ‘Stanley Applebaum’. When at last, I was stepping into my limo to (take me away from the fray), leave – one last question was fired at me (amidst a horde of writers and photographers), asking if my real name was Robert Goulet! Exhausted, yet seemingly holding on to a tentative sense of humor – I answered – “No, it’s Stanley Applebaum!” I thought it was humorous & knew that the Stanley would think so as well but suddenly the press seemed to find a seam on which to stitch a by-line. My manager, my lawyer & accountant, my P.R. man were all Jewish & not really having ever had any in-depth conversations with me, called each other to say –: “He’s one of us!”

Now — had I been born a jew, I would never had denied that fact. But, I was born into French Roman Catholic home in Lawrence, Mass., and my real name is Robert Gerard Goulet. I do have a strange sense of humor, and didn’t intend to insult anyone. So please — laugh with me.

Robert Goulet

my favorite line, hands down is “exhausted, yet seemingly holding on to a tentative sense of humor”
what is that?

anyway, dear robert, this is a dedication to you.


revised new years resolution

to give 2006 to God

all of it

everything else is too narrow

losing weight? give it to God
do better in my job? give it to God
find the love of my life? give it to God

it’s time to shut up and put up

and ps katie (i’m putting this here so anyone who reads will see this):

thanks. again, i feel like i need to do the same thing
and i think your n.y.r. is one of the best

take my hand when you are worried
take my hand when you’re alone
take my hand and let me guide you
take my hand to lead you home