Monday, February 23, 2009

Not For Sale...For Free!

Every month offers a free book for download. This month the offering is, Not For Sale, a book that I was made aware of at a conference on human slavery a few years ago. If you have a road trip coming up, or some room on your ipod, get a $24 download for free!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

What a difference a street or fence makes.



I wonder how much control one has over the variables that determine what side of the fence they live on.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Hooray for presidents and their birthdays!

(On Kirkwood's website, it claims 59"-80" of snow in the last SEVEN DAYS!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Timesuck warning: Overheard

I came across a website, Overheard in New York:

Disgusted mother to little girl who picked up a Swedish fish she dropped on the bus floor: Don't eat that.
Little girl, dusting it off: It's okay, I'll kiss it up to god.
Mother: Don't you dare put that in your mouth. You have no idea what was on the floor.
Little girl, putting it in her mouth and chewing it: It's okay! I kissed it up to god! (swallows it) What are you going to do about it?
Mother, angrily: I'm not going to do anything. You're just going to die.

--Q18 Bus

Homeless man: You need to pray to Jesus everyday. Do you thank Jesus for your food or your family or the newspaper? The devil is killing you through newspapers and the media. Are you thankful to Jesus? He loves you if you talk to him everyday.
Person on train: I would be thankful to Jesus if you would stop shouting in my ear so I can listen to Beyonce's newest album.

--N train

hidden pictures

So, while this makes perfect sense to the artist, I am not the artist. I do think that it is an amazing mural regardless of whether or not I naturally see the "O-V-C-C."

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Next time Sage goes to the dentist, remind me to grab a camera

I saw this video on Zach, from Jimmy Eat World's, blog site. I'll include his description too, 'cause it sums it up well:

Check out this clip of a little boy still high out of his mind after going to the dentist. It’s like a cute version of the buddy you have who always overdoes it on the booze.

"Is this real life?"

Finished Piece

6 Hours & 10 cans of paint

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Youth Center Remodel

The community painted on the plywood covering the tacky 50's stained plastic/glass was looking pretty shabby and faded, so I asked a friend to repaint it. If you look closely you might be able to make out "OVCC."

Planning sketch:


Rough Outline:

Adding Color:



Adding Black...4 hours later:

I left Jake to finish up tonight at 7:30... 5.5 hours into it. Final Picture to come.

Vandalism at OVCC

Restoration on classrooms that had been damaged in an act of vandalism three weeks ago were completed today.

On January 15th, someone thought that it would be clever to flood "The Lounge," a classroom that I transformed into a jr. high Sunday School room, by setting a cinder block on top of a hose and shooting water from a hose at full blast between two doors into the classroom. Water then seeped through the walls into four adjoining rooms.

Three weeks later, and about $9k later, the damage is repaired.