Because, Hemingway.

"Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over."
-Ernest Hemingway

California just ruled Prop 8 as unconstitutional…

California just ruled Prop 8 as unconstitutional. If you are unfamiliar (perhaps been under a rock?), Prop 8 was the State's, voter-approved, ban on same-sex marriage in California.What are your thoughts on the matter? Court: CA Gay Marriage … [Continue reading]

7 Tips for Scoring SF Giants Tickets

Over at Around the Foghorn, I wrote a little piece on tips to getting good ticket deals to SF Giants games. Here's a snippet and a link to the rest. Rule #2: If you can swing it, go to a mid-week game, day game if possible. It will save you time and … [Continue reading]

Salinas gangs hit New York Times

Salinas gangs hit New York Times."People in California generally know two things about this agricultural city nestled among lettuce fields east of Monterey’s beaches and hotels: John Steinbeck was born here, and it has a big problem with … [Continue reading]

Native.php WordPress Hack

Came across a file in my WordPress files tonight that I didn't recognize. I was looking through because I noticed I was getting search results for pharmaceutical drugs. This file was located at /wp-content/themes/theme name/native.php. So, if you … [Continue reading]

Facebook as an Office Tool?


I like Facebook. I admit it. Don't get me wrong, I don't love them by any means. They do a lot of things I think are downright stupid and evil, but unfortunately, it's become the best way to communicate with people in a lot of ways. I like that … [Continue reading]

Worm Compost Bin: Do-It-Yourself

Worm Bin Composting

A little over a month ago I decided I was going to start composting. I had been considering the idea for a while actually, but finally decided I was going to try it. After about a week of research, I figured the best bet for me would be worm … [Continue reading]

Glee and the Downfall of Sue

Glee Season 2

Looking for Sue's Eulogy? Had a lot of search results looking for it so I typed it up. It's at the bottom of the post. I'm curious as to what you all think on this. I'm wondering if last night's episode of Glee, titled "Funeral" may have been a … [Continue reading]

Celebrating Death, Justice or Just Closure?

osama bin laden is dead

I've been getting a bit frustrated with some comments and judgement being  thrown out in the wake of the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden. I've seen a lot of posts from the Christian (and non-Christian) community about it not being right … [Continue reading]

Who Was The Real Prodigal?


[This was a sermon I did at church I think last spring sometime. It was while writing this that I actually came across the book called Prodigal God by Timothy Keller, but I just got around to reading it last month. It's a really good book--definitely … [Continue reading]

Authors Behaving Badly. Wow.

BigAls Books and Pals: The Greek Seaman / Jacqueline Howett. Here is the gist. Big Al reviews this lady's kindle book (self-published, I think hope). Lady doesn't like his review. Lady tells him she doesn't like it. Lady looks incredibly ignorant. … [Continue reading]