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The Essential Drucker

I have been reading up on some Drucker lately…  really enjoying him…   If you want to see a sample you can find on here on google books I haven’t gotten a chance to read very far through this particular book yet but already a quote really caught my attention in terms of customers and business… […]


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Chopping a 49

Fair to say these guys know cool


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Leadership is…

More from The 21 Laws of irrefutable Leadership, John Maxwell pg. 183 The best leaders feel compelled to rise to a challenge and do everything in their power to achieve victory for their people.  In their view.    Leadership is responsible Losing is unacceptable Passion is unquenchable Creativity is essential Quitting is unthinkable Commitment is […]



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Green Mountain Glades

It looks like it is going to be a really fun year, and that the team should have a lot of fun.  got a few really cool suprises as well… More to come.



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Alter Boy’s

Would love to try to make it to this, this year… maybe in a chopped 50 Coupe?


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Rockstar-27

Rockstar’s are versatile and creative…  for no apparent reason, this ex-high school phenom, current all-star and future legend… decided to hook up with his creative side off the courts…. I love it when people take chances…  


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Thanks Al

I have I have always tried to steer clear of politics in my journal, mostly because they change more than a cached website… Although I suppose it’s really old news about how lacking in truth the inconvenient truth was. Error’s which came out last week that included photoshopping images to make them look more dramatic… […]



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Elpida

Well i have been thinking a lot about the Elpida Society…. Something about this time of year… maybe it’s the Spring, the leaves, the tree’s all beginning to wake up… grafted branches… Just has me thinking…


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Rockstar’s are good examples…

Ok, I substituted leaders for the word “Rockstar” because I like it better… But this morning I was reading Chapter 13, pg. 163 of 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and was really intrigued by this statistic:  “According to Opinion Research Corporation of Ajilon Finance, American workers selected that one trait that was most important for a person […]


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21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

This is one of those books that I could read over and over and over again and not wrap my head around it… I think John Maxwell is the king of how-to type books… His stuff is so practical, so timely and so insightful.   Although I have never met him, he seems to be a […]



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Power Washing ADHD/OCD

Ever go outside, look around in the shop and see a power washer just sitting there?  Ever get the bright idea that since it’s sunny for the first time in 5 months and mud season is on, that it would be a good idea to hit the wheels of the car…. then the engine, then […]


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Frenched Head and Tail Light’s

Ok, I’m looking to french both my headlights and taillights on a 50 Chevy Coupe. What have you used and what works best If you have any pics, I would love to see them. I am looking for a bucket recess kit for both the rear and front. I saw these for the front on […]


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50 Chevy

I have been thinking I would like to chop a car… a real chop, not a T or an A but a legit choptop.  Anyone up for an adventure? I am thinking something along these lines  I have just the victim in mind… a 1950 Chev… MMMMMMn?  


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Death Cab for Cutie

So I haven’t heard much of the album, but I will say what I have heard I really like ++How I wish you could see the potential, the potential of you and me It’s like a book elegantly bound, but in a language that you can’t read – just yet You gotta spend some time–love, […]


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Yankee Curse… Sock’s fan

I don’t know which is better, this story or the fact that I have friends in low enough places that know this guy… How Classic NYC is this? I’m super pumped on the new video feature…


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Not sure on the layout

I am curious to know how this looks on a iPhone or Palm PC.  I am hoping the layout is better.                    


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Welding without gas

Welding without gas is sort of like cooking without gas…  The food is pretty raw.                                                                                 […]


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Teamwork

A freind turned me onto this… www.powerofteamworkmovie.com/ Interesting stuff… In


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Updating posts…

Just updating the site with some older stuff… haven’t sorted it all out yet, but I should be able to get some art up soon…. Picture’s are taking me a little longer to figure out…



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Blinded by Character

++how fortunate i am lord, that you put people before me who understand your ways and what your about, who understand your spirit and who have steadfastly followed you, and bring the wisdom of years in your yearning. i love you, and


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Stab in the Front

“friends stab each other in the front” i wanted to share a learning moment i had on weds night because i think it is an awesome reflection to community as god intened. this is a depressing truth, but it captures the ongoing stuggles of living. we were at soccer practice and we were having a […]


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Mercy me

++give me some more patience, help me to learn allow me to be a better communicator, teach me to see things many ways, help me to see the other side of the story help me at showing, and allowing rather than doing++


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Updating Stuff…

Just updating the site with some older stuff… haven’t sorted it all out yet, but I should be able to get some art up soon…. Picture’s are taking me a little longer to figure out…



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Women

here is something i heard in dream and this is an attempt to remember it as best i can: there is something happening amoungst women right now that i don’t remember seeing, they are beggining to get their voices back, voices that have been cruicified silent for many years and it has not been healthy.  […]


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Dream’s

Dreams Amongst the emerging Church, as earlier stated, there is little encouragement to dream in other than the utopian or philosophic sense.  Amongst our generation, there has been growing acceptance of dream interpretation outside of the Church.  At cultural milieus such as Burning Man, and Freakstock, it has been noted that there are many “Dream […]


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Pneumatology

p n e u · m a · t o l · o · g y    n . T h e   d o c t r i n e   o r   s t u d y   o f   s p i r i t u a l   b e i n g s   a n […]


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I AM the DNA

i heard this this morning when i was praying but i sensed it was for more than just me to read, actually i felt it was for the eMerging church crowd, so i am posting it.  i think it will take more modeling than we can comprehend   +you are so beautiful they ways you […]


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Boomer’s

the boomer’s time is not over. their realm has not reached it’s threshold, they will be used in the most powerful of ways.  The wants and vision they started some 40 years ago are just now coming to a fruition they originally lacked the humility and understanding to fathom.  Fruition in themselves and fruition in […]


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How To be a Rock Star

    How to be a Rockstar       “if you don’t dream somebody will dream for you, and next thing you know you’ll be living their dream not your own… what a nightmare”       intro i have been spending a lot of time thinking about the correlation between kingdom and […]


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Atonement… aTonement

Introduction For many in the emerging church, we have waged the battle against hate, speaking out against Christians hating homosexuals, Christians hating abortionists, Christians hating drug offenders, Christians hating violence, Christians hating pacifism etc… But now there is a new kind of hate being unleashed that is equally concerning.  The hate of the mainstream evangelical […]


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Intro

The models of organization and structure at these meetings lend themselves to flexibility. As a result attendees are often expecting to co-participate with God in shaping the event. Although the Spirit seems to give specific leading to people as the Spirit chooses, many attending these gatherings are not intimidated to speak out, dialogue, or give […]



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New Metaphor’s

The Metaphors of the Church are no Longer Relevant       Over the last 25 years some circles of the Church have reduced their understanding of the atonement to an exclusive commitment to the penal substitution theory.  It is idealistic to even attempt to think about atonement through a monocular lens, however in this single lump […]



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Abstract for Research

Abstract       The theology of academia lacks appropriate metaphors and abstracts to demonstrate, embody, and announce the kingdom of God. A solution is the creation of new metaphors and abstracts to add insight and definition. The purpose of this project, then, is to interpret and create some new metaphors for theological themes commonly used in […]


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Demonstrations for the People of God

Demonstrations for the people of God       The experiences of Moses, Jesus, Paul and many other biblical heroes were not only exceptional within their own context, but were also historically significant.  However, what is often unmentioned is that for Christians (and not only for the Christians mentioned in the Bible) these pneumatological experiences should be […]



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Emerging Church

The Emerging Church       The voice of the emerging church is largely one calling out to itself; it has moved radically outside of mainstream culture. Some within the Church who are listening have heard the cry of reformation, but largely that sphere of worldly influence has dwindled through the disintegration of Christendom. That voice has […]


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Engagement

Engagement       Sculpture is one way to help people move from a theoretical praxis to a physical embodiment. Within this project individuals will be potentially interacting, dialoging, and engaging in a piece of art, and thus witnessing additional aspects of theology with which they tangibly can engage. They will be provided a living story and […]


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Practioner’s

Practitioners       How can leaders move from being ideological practitioners in talking shop if they have never been taught to hear God’s voice? I am not proposing gaining intellectual understanding of biblical texts and dogmatic teachings; literally and specifically, I mean hearing God’s voice. There is much literature regarding inner journeys, retrospection, and the inner […]


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Normalacy, What is the norm?

Normalacy The experiences of Moses, Jesus, Paul and many other biblical heroes and heroines were not only exceptional within their own context, “The saga continues up to  our own day in the lives of those recognized as leaders in the spiritual life.  When, coming through the ages, we consider St. Augustine, Theresa of Avila, St. […]


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Speaking in Tongues

Speaking or Praying in tongues gift of tongues n. The ability or phenomenon to utter words or sounds of a language unknown to the speaker, especially as an expression of religious ecstasy. Also called glossolalia, speaking in tongues. [From the Apostles' speaking in tongues in Acts 2:4.].[22 It seems like the most appropriate way to […]


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Missional

I’m not certain I agree with what I wrote… Just sort of going with the moment… and thinking outloud A family loved their rich neighbors. Although they hadn’t mastered being great neighbors, they were trying to get a lot of practice. Functionally the only thing the neighbors needed was a better understanding of Gods love […]


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eVangelism

Evangelism The outcome for me personally is namely that I am in a great time of confusion.  I am questioning how to live out the gospel in a narrative as well as practical ways.  I have heard a lot of talk shop dialogue,[43] but it seems that short of traditional or mainstream programs such as […]


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Demonstrating Jesus

What would it look like to show people about Jesus? It is my sincere hope that we in the church can learn to be co-laborers with Jesus training the people of god without drawing distinction between clergy and laity; and trying to become the sorts of individuals that demonstrate embody and announce the kingdom of […]


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Contemporary Ethics

Reflections of contemporary ethics We appear to have entered the age of ethics… People throughout our society have grown acutely aware of the ethical dimensions of contemporary life and consequently have become increasingly willing to speak the language or ethics.  Hence Christian moralists are not the only one today who would find questionable the attitudes […]


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Kontract Kill’s Kommunity

Kontract Kills Kommunity The very separation of church and state that our forefathers protected us from, doesn’t seem to be let go of by the mainstream church.  By some opponents the conservative right has been lumped into the mainstream church because of  its proof text justification.  Which is manifesting destiny and triumphalism.  This is a […]


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Covenant Create’s Community

Covenant Creates Community From a personal and cross-cultural perspective the relevance or framework of covenant and the potential for it to be acted out in relationship needs to embraced.  Think  “Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn”.  The relationship those two boys demonstrated through the writings of Mark Twain, coupled with the marketing of Disney, made the […]


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Did you stumble here?

Well as you can see things change… hopefully I’ll figure out the engine to this site quickly… lots to find out about.


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Send Us

send us +++send us out as soldiers send us clothed with praise and armed for battle send us out as servants send us ready and humble send us out as children knowing full well who our father is send us out as faceless so the glory is all yours if you will move-move upon us […]


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Father

i recently watched the movie Sam i Am it was a story about a “differently-abeled” father whose cognative impairments were alleged to get in the way of fathering. it was very comforting to see, and further more proved the point that love goes a lot farther than intelligunce. i had the greatest father in the […]


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Rembrandts

++lord give us wisdom about rembrandts keep us from doing any thing wasteful i love you lord and need you, i need you to continually ground me wake me up everymorning focused and centered on you++


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My Father

i knew that generationally and statistically speaking that the inevitability of guys coming through the ranks with single parents or fatherless parenting was increasing so i really i wanted to understand it. fortunatly a man who had dedicated his whole life to understanding fathering, was my “pastor” at the time. ed piorek a great man […]


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Stand Under to Understand

while i was in sunvalley which is a resort town, i saw something i haven’t seen in a while. you kind of have to understand sunvalley located in the town of ketchum. it is a very wealthy area, yet the people there are very down to earth. infused in their culture is a sense of […]


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Got Issues

more about pacisfism, i grew up company guy, never question authority, follow orders obey your parents.. .pacifism was not an option unless our gov’t was practicing it. about fighting back, mommas rule was that after you asked em nicley to stop it 3 times, you could knock them out, and typically it was a quick […]


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Your Ways

jesus i love your ways, help me to understand you better in all the things that your spirit points to on earth. i am overwhelmed by your graciousness and capacity to be unending in you love for me and i want to spread that to my friends. help my buddies to learn more of you […]


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Send it

i think it is a sweetism that as leaders today we need to be more spiritual guides than didactic orators, whatever the language i am more conviced than ever that we need to point out the spirit at work. prophetic perhaps is just as good a language, basically signposts. what really bugs me is watching […]


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Strength

++May your strength give us strength May your faith give us faith May your hope give us hope May your love bring us love++


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Oneness

++thankyou that i get to be married, please allow me to speak your truth into my friends lives. let them be introduced to you through this. please meet them++


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Help Me

++help me to notice people around me let our home take care of people let me make the most of my time++


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Isaiah 1:12-17

“quit your worship charades i can’t stand your trivial religeious games: monthyl conferences, weekly sabbaths, special meetings- more meetings, meetings , meetings-i can’t stand one more! you’ve worn me out i’m sick or your religeioin, religion, while you go right on sinning when you put on your next prayer performance i’ll be looking the ohter […]


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Rhetorictition

+++i can’t stand for theoretical practices, practictioner is the only life style for being christianity. its as if the word has been reduced to an on or off switch, i am tired of the dualism, and were all guilty of it. conferences on the how to’s and what to do’s, emails, newsletters, ezines. help us […]


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Celtic Goose

celtic goose Originally uploaded by pneumanaut.studio Not sure if this will be visible or how it will work… I suppose there are a couple of options here to play with…



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Sculptcycle

A while ago a friend told me about an art grant for the City of Montpelier that sounded neat.  Thier goal was to use recycled bicycle parts to create sculpture. The idea sounded promising so i started staring at bikes.  One of those things that just started to stand out to me, but i noticed […]


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Slow Start

Well after about 2 hours of experimentation, i am starting to figure out this new fomat… lots of the tools i am used to seeing aren’t appearing and lots of the stuff i’m not used to seeing are… I love the learning curve aspect of new things though… trouble is i become compulsive about them… […]


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devolution

devolution in its finest


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