Those Tiny Ice Cream Tasting Spoons

People had mentioned how great the ice cream is Young's Jersey Dairy near Yellow Springs, but being a city boy, I wasn't much interested in making the 45-60 minute drive east of Dayton to a dairy for a scoop of ice cream. I mean, a scoop of UDF is plenty good enough, and they bring it…

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Happy Epiphany … or Hello World

I thought I'd write a post today in observance of Epiphany, a holiday not featured on most wall calendars, nor in Google or iCal. But since my last post was way back in May, when it was probably warm and sunny and flowers were in bloom and grass was green and the sky was blue,…

Best D-backs Roster

Here is a re-post of an article I posted to my short-lived Tumblr account back in October. I'm hoping newcomer Greinke will take the roster spot of Ian Kennedy. The D-backs finished up a sub-.500 season, though it was a bit of a turnaround from the previous year. They were, as best as I can…

Sale Pending

Eventually, I'm going to get to Part 2 of the post about how spin class is like a worship service. But we've been a tad busy around the Owens household, and it looks to continue. I posted a couple months ago about our house hunt. Well, we settled on a house closer to the town where our…

The 40 LONG Days of Lent

I'm writing here on Day 39 of Lent, so there's just one more day of fasting before the chocolate feast on Easter. Which reminds me, it was a terrible idea to send me to the store to play the Easter Bunny and buy all the treats for the baskets, not at the end of Lent…

Spider Fingers

I love surprises ... I think. I haven't been the recipient of too many, but I love giving them -- planning them, all that's involved. Over the weekend I revealed a surprise to our younger daughter Jacque that I couldn't wait to give her. Actually, I did receive a gift earlier this year that totally…

Soccer Dad's Perspective

Despite having a firm grasp of the offsides rule, I'm not your typical soccer dad. I'm not too excitable on the sidelines. I don't cheer too loudly, if I can be heard at all. I don't yell out unsolicited advice, partly because I have none to offer. I feel bad when kids on the opposing…

God of Angel Armies

A few weeks ago I was leading worship at our contemporary gathering and we were singing a new(er) song, one by Chris Tomlin called "Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)," and I could hardly sing. I was fine with the intro and first verse, but as soon as I hit the second line…