Wednesday, May 24 

comments not working...

to those of you who tried to comment back on my last post... i'm working on fixing my comments. didn't even know they weren't working, so thanks.

on other news, I got the MacBook! Got the black one. It's wicked... gonna dual boot it with Windows XP in the next few days, for the ideal machine.

Wednesday, May 17 

Civil Service, MySpace & MacBook

- Jury duty is over. After a week & 1/2 they called a mistrial. Still was a facinating experience.

- By chance went onto myspace tonight, just screwing around. I'm definitely not a myspace addict, partly cause I can't seem to find the time - whenever I'm on the computer I feel like I'm doing some kind of work or task anyways. Don't really even have a page there.

Ended up coming across some people I haven't seen or heard from in a LONG time. It was sort of interesting. Found one person that I haven't wanted to see in all that time, which was pretty shocking to see where she is at (atleast according to the lame myspace thing). Found another friend that I emailed... hopefully I'll be able to connect with him.

I realize that some of the people that were closest to me at one point, still have connections, yet I'm pretty far removed from them (not entirely). Wonder if thats like a character fault of mine (I definitely care for most of them), or if its just the way things go.

- Apple announced the arrival of the MacBook today. I've decided to switch teams & get one. I'll likely run windows on it too, so that I can keep to my bad windows self.

- Played with a new drummer on Sunday. My 3rd this year. I've had the chance to play with 3 AMAZING guys.

Is anybody out there? Give a shout if you are.

Tuesday, May 9 

Ever think about what color blind (or deficient) people see?

I used to think about this kind of stuff ALL THE TIME when I was a kid. Drove me

It's like what's the norm that we can then gauge color deficiency from.... for
example is the green that I see equal to the purple that you see, but we've
just learned to call it different names? think about that one...

in the meantime, i found this page that gives examples of how it actually does

Thursday, May 4 


Context: We had the March Submerge leadership team meeting at our place about a month ago. Our meetings are long, but always a good time. We generally worship, talk throough business of ur community from 5:30-8PM & then sit down to eat a proper dinner together. This is usually followed by a long evening of conversation, laughing, wine, beer with the crowning pinnicle of the night being cigars for all. Spiritual giants we are.

Story: Right after dinner, Millay had been telling us about how she had fallen off her bike in February & really hurt her arm. She had it in a sling for a few weeks, so I remembered when this happened. She started to tell us, though, that she could not lift her right arm past her shoulder. Now, apparently she was a champion wall climber in college, so it's a drag that she can't bring her arm above her shoulder (let alone climb). She had gone to the doctor the day before. He took xrays & told her that before even seeing the xrays, that she would likely need years of physical therapy before getting that motion back in her shoulder.

Ok, so we finish dinner & Ryan (btwn his 4 & 5 beer) says "why don't we pray for your shoulder?". At the same time, I realized that we didn't have cigars, so I leave to get some while they're praying.

As I come back 5 minutes later, I hear screaming going on in our apartment, thinking "what are these guys doing". I walk in to hear that they prayed for Millay & now she can fully lift her arm above her head.

Apparently, as soon as they quieted down & started praying... the voice in the techno music that Erica had on the iPod/stereo said "I need a spirit to come & touch my soul"... which is wierd. & they simply asked the Lord to heal Millay's shoulder.

Once they were finished Erica asked the dreaded question: "so does it feel different?"

Millay didn't think so, but out of obligation started to lift her arm to show that there had been no change... BUT her arm kept going up, up, they heard a crack & it went up until she had it fully up in the air. That was it. As simple & unhyped up as that. Needless to say, she was hysterical that her arm worked, my man Jered was in shock cause he doesn't (didn't) actually believe that this happens & the rest of us were amazed.

Millay got the results of that initial xray yesterday:

Hey gang,

I just had the funniest phone call with my doctor....

Re: the whole shoulder thing, i called him up to get the official test
results of this horrible EMG exam i had (pre healing also). I haven't seen
him since my initial visit before the whole healing thing, so he didn't know
i can totally move it now.

He told me that the results came back confirming that i had completely
severed the thoracic nerve in my shoulder blade, which is why there would be
no muscle movement ability there. (hence, i couldn't use my shoulder). He
sad too that sometimes it regenerates after a few months, but that it had
been 5 months since the accident and the tests showed absolutely no sign of
regeneration and that the nerve would most likely never come back. He said
it's just something I would have to live with, and that if i chose to, i
could have a series of operations to reconfigure the muscles so that i could
move it...

!! what a surreal conversation, given that now i have complete, comfortable
movement in it. i totally chickened out on mentioning the healing, but told
him that actually it was doing a lot better.... lol

God - 1
moderne medicine - 0


Interpret this as you like, but we know that the Kingdom broke into our living room & healed Millay in front of our eyes.

Its a great story & I mention it, not because its a one off instance, but because it's only one of many that we've been hearing about in our community recently. I think that the normal life of a Christian should expect that this will happen... Christianity shouldn't be seen as strange sect of cultural wierdness & moral told-you-sos, but as the people of God that actually live life with Him in a way that he can show how he really is to the people around us.


jury duty

I've had jury duty all week. I have found it completely facinating...

The process by which they choose jurors is very intense and cool. I thought for sure they wouldn't choose me when they got to the question about any organizations your associated with and they found out I was a Christian and actually a leader in our church. They did question me on it, & I got some funny looks, but they still choose me.

The variety of people that are on a jury in Brooklyn.
Being that Brooklyn has people from every place & every walk of life, its been really cool to be stuck in a room with these people. Most of them are people that I likely (or they) would never hangout with. They're SO funny... we've been having a ball in the jurors room just waiting. Its been very interesting to see the way that other people (my neighbors basically!) see life. Alot of these people work for government agencies, so I'm hearing about life in programs that help the mentally ill, those looking for govt housing & ICS type systems.

One thing that has surprized me is the way the judge & lawyers treat us jurors. There is nothing but respect! They rise when we enter the room & EVERYONE talks to us with respect for who we are and what we're doing.

So I don't go tomorrow, but on Monday have to go back. Talked to my boss today... sounds like he's getting antsy about my return. I got all the info I have, but have to stop myself from worrying about what he thinks or what he's going to say. I have a tendency to think I'm doing something wrong by not being at work... but seriously, this is the most unwrong thing I could be up to.

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