Tuesday, July 18, 2006


I've got less than 24 hours until I leave for Gulf Games, so my brain is completely, utterly, totally & in all other ways fried. I still have to pack & spend time with my family & finish up stuff here at the church. But before I do any of that, a final pre-Gulf Games post... a scattershot of thoughts, ideas & whatnot.
  • I "talked" (thanks to G-chat) to Joe Huber yesterday... and it turns out that he & I are on the same flights from San Francisco - O'Hare - Louisville tomorrow. Which means that Gulf Games will start earlier than planned - and my whole "I'll sleep on the plane" plan is pretty much toasted. (I'm looking forward to time with Joe - he's not only a savvy game designer, what with Scream Machine & Ice Cream published - but he's also a good friend.)
  • "[Pastors must be careful to] run as fast as our character is deepening and not as fast as our talent is expanding... Run as fast as your character goes deep and not as a fast as your talent goes wide." (Erwin McManus on the Catalyst podcast)
  • Just finished reading the Astro City: Local Heroes trade paperback... once again, if you have any background in reading super-hero comics, you should not miss out on the incredible world Kurt Busiek has created - these stories are possibly the best comics has to offer right now.
  • "The cavalry is here. Of course the cavalry is a scared guy with a rock." (Xander from Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
  • Sometime in the next couple of weeks, I'm going to start a new series of posts here on the blog - I want to write about the music that's been the "soundtrack of my life."
  • Had a great time playing games yesterday with Braeden & his best buddy, Canaan. They managed to knock me around at Mouse Trap, Jurassic Park: Lost World, Hisss & Toy Story: Toys Away! Yes, I understand it's not Caylus, Goa or Die Macher - but you really can't beat having a good time with your son... even with a "meaty" game.
  • "I wanted to play 'Mousetrap.' You roll your dice, you move your mice. Nobody gets hurt." (Bob the Tomato from The Toy That Saved Christmas)
See you next week!


Anonymous said...

I've been pining for a good comic book series to read, so based on this recommendation I got Astro City: Life in the Big City from the library yesterday and I'm enjoying it very much. It's a much different take on the superhero genre. Thanks for the tip!

Rebecca said...

And now for something completely different:

Mark-- I'm a friend of Anna C.'s (Canaan's mom), from New America Singers. I was just looking at the NAS website and got a hankering to catch up with her. Could you send her a link to my blog?

By the way, I was reading your Genesee post. We live in the Feather River area, near Lake Almanor. We've been here since November, church planting. It's gorgeous here!