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Dress Down Friday for 2019-07-26

Here are some of the things I’ve been enjoying this past week.

Like most everyone, I’m a huge Stranger Things fan. While we were in Atlanta last week for a visit with family we stopped by to see Starcourt Mall. 😉

The Adapt podcast is a new tech podcast from Relay FM that is focused completely on iPadOS and using iPad as your main device. I personally am too wedded to my MacBook Pro to make go iPad only, but I really like the podcast because I learn a lot of iPad tips and tricks. I’ve enjoyed all the episodes but I found this one on creating eBooks on the iPad to be particularly interesting, as was this episode on OCR.

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Dress-Down Friday for June 7, 2019

I’ve got some fun links to share today:

I read Austin Kleon’s book “Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad” and really enjoyed it. It came at a good time for me where I feel that my creativity has been languishing and as a friend told me recently, creativity is my oxygen. I like how Kleon gives some very simple and actionable ideas for helping keep these pieces alive. I found it a lot like his other books, which I also enjoyed, full of good quotes, great pictures, and things that make me slow down and think. 

Stephen Colbert’s recent interview about the power of comedy in the face of politics and how faith and morality play into his making sense of the world today.

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Dress Down Friday | She Walks! (And Facebook Kills)

She Walks

She walks.

Is the music you’re listening to making you dumber? (HT: Hoopes)

Here’s an interesting article about being Carbon Neutral on a Shoestring. (HT: Emily)

Flourish: a new group for creation care that targets churches and families.

Go Humans go? What does that even mean?

10 sites for book lovers.


We all knew it was true:

For those of you in the Southern California area the upcoming Transforming Theology conference looks pretty interesting.

Cut and Paint.

Get your very own Žižek shirt here.

Are you a Christian Hipster? (HT: Cate)

Go away lego-hair guy.

Here’s to yet another Dress-Down Friday:

Flickr Photo Download: Conducting Business

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Dress-Down Friday | Bubble Project, Jesus on Twitter and Ash Friday

This is another Dress-Down Friday for February 27, 2009.

Knowing my constant use of the social network twitter, my friend Cate send this:

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a video from Rocketbook – here’s a little something on advertising:

  • One thing that really stands out to me from the above video is great idea was Ji Lee’s Bubble Project. See here for website.
  • Chris M has compiled quite a list of Frequently Asked Quaker Questions on his blog, now if only he’d answer all of them!
  • Here’s an interesting article about a new book out on John Lennon.
  • For those of you who don’t already know Safari 4 beta is out. I’m telling you this because I”m a fan.
  • Speaking of fans here’s a nice mashup for fan fiction: Zombie’s meet Jane Austen.
  • Have any of you considered recycled TP? You should, and Green Peace gives you a guide for doing it.
  • …And speaking of keeping things Fresh, how about some fresh air?

I know it’s a couple days past but I also wanted to link to some Ash Wednesday reflections, a kind of Ash Friday if you will.

  • Here’s one by Adventist pastor Ryan Bell.
  • And one by Andrew Sullivan.
  • And one from Scot McKnight.
  • English bishops are calling for a carbon fast this lent,
  • Environment |
  •”>not a bad idea.
  • Eliacín, of the Mustard Seed Associates, offers a Lent Prayer resource for download.
  • And here’s a more humorous rendering of Ash Wednesday.
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Dress-Down Friday | Happy First Birthday L Edition

This is a “Dress-Down Friday” in honor of our daughter L, who’s celebrating her first birthday today. I can’t believe it has been a year since the arrival of this wonderful gift from God. This past year has been incredible! Over the past year we’ve experienced the meaning of love and family in completely new ways, we’ve laughed our heads off, experienced indescribable tiredness, and have marveled at God’s great work as we watched this baby girl grow before our eyes: see the first twelve weeks here.

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Dress-Down Friday | Going Up In Smoke

It’s Dress-Down Friday again, I hope you’ve got your sandles (or at least some flip-flops) ready.

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Dress-Down Friday | All Hallows Eve

As all of you know today is Dress Down Friday, not to mention Halloween. So here’s a little trick and a treat.

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Dress Down Friday | Monchhichi and Hawaiian Chairs

Well I’m back after a four-week hiatus. It was nice having guests blog for me, felt like a little vacation. But I’ve been stocking up on links over the past four weeks so I had something good for show-and-tell. Here’s what we’ve got for today:

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Dress Down Friday | Guest Holly

Big thanks to Wess for inviting the guest post for today’s Dress Down Friday! With Wess’ recent endorsement of Obama, I decided to take DDF in a political direction. For me, following the 2008 election is like watching a good soap opera. I’m completely addicted.

Say What?! :: Obama’s music video by has a sister video that my friend Matt affectionately calls “Cien Anos.” It’ll have you laughing for the next week – bbaaabbbbyyy. Thanks, Cate for the link.

I’ve got Obamaphilia :: When Joel Stein wrote that he wanted to install a urinal in his house, I became addicted to reading his Friday Op Eds. Be sure to read his most recent – Obamaphilia on the rise.

Bush-Clinton Forever :: During the last democratic debate, a 38-year old voter stated that she had never voted in an election without a Clinton or Bush on the ballot. I must admit it’s a damn good point to consider. This clever fellow writes that we could potentially have a Bush or Clinton in the White House until 2057. Vote Chelsea in 2025!!!!

Obama Girl is a huge disappointment. The first video was OK (ridiculously sexist, but funny.) Since then, Barely Political has released a few other video. I can’t even make it through the first ten seconds. It’s like a really bad version of home videos my girlfriends made in high school. Don’t even bother watching.

That’s all for now! Vote Obama 2008. (I guess this is my official endorsement!) I hope I don’t get fired from my non-partisan organization for this post!

Holly is our last dress down friday guest for awhile, so be sure to check out her blog. Thanks Cate, Ben, Josh and Holly for participating.

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Dress Down Friday | The Looksee, Philosophy and the Leavers

Here is this week’s installment of Dress Down Friday.

  • The Prius just turned 10! I can’t believe it’s been around this long already.
  • Did you know that philosophers play soccer? Neither did I, but I guess some of the old standbys do. Oh and don’t forget the song about them.
  • I swear I see something like this every time I am on the 5.
  • Had a friend send me this site, it’s a parody news page with your favorite (and some infamous) celebrities writing whatever it is that’s on their minds.
  • For all those of you interested in fashion and design, a good friend of ours has a really great blog going called the looksee. I really like what she’s doing.
  • If you’re interested in free, and by free I mean It’s not going to cost you $150, check out the new online word-processor called Buzzword by Adobe. I used it yesterday to write an article and it works pretty well. It is a little sluggish and just like all the other online processors it doesn’t do footnotes (which means I am not really going to use it for much) but otherwise I liked it’s overall functionality.
  • For those of you interested in finding an alternative to itunes, look here.
  • And finally, here’s a neat website dedicated to the letters of those who have left our various churches and why. Think of it as a kind of open letter to how the church can do better.