Job has lost everything and everyone on earth he cares about, cursed his life, and been brought back around to say this at the end of chapter 9: "if only there were someone to arbitrate between us, to lay a hand on us both, someone to remove God's rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more. Then I would speak up without fear of Him, but as it stands with me, I cannot."

How lucky are we to know our savior? To know that he is saving us and advocating for us in heaven..

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Being dragged into the past by Copeland

I'm at the Copeland show at Off Broadway tonight and so many thoughts and emotions are running through my mind.

First, I noticed how much like old men copeland is becoming..then I noticed that I never noticed how much Aaron's live voice sounds like a higher pitched Neil Diamond. In a good way...haha. The new stuff sounds really great. As does the stuff they've been playing for years, as it should.

I don't think I'll ever stop loving Copeland--even if it means liking them must turn into a "guilty pleasure" at some point. Copeland will forever remind me of my youth..of love..of heartbreak..and of becoming a man (still in progress of course).

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As of late...

It's been a long time, so here's a bit of an update. Short and sweet. I've started a couple projects...one of which is growing herbs indoors. I planted basil the other day in a planter which is placed on top of a bass cab seeing as how I don't have a lovely table with which to reach window height. With a lot a' bit of luck, I should see some sprouts in a week or two. If that goes well, I plant cilantro in another division. Garden pasta anyone? Vietnamese dishes?? I'm excited to cook with home grown herbs. So, here is a phase 1 photo of the basil. I hope there will be more...haha.

Many of you may or may not know that I bought a scooter this fall and have been driving it (except for below freezing weather as of late) everywhere. This is incredibly overdue, but here are some pics of my '08 Piaggio X9 Evolution 500:

outside Picasso's in old town St. Charles

in the gated parking behind my building

you can see my building in the back...sorry for the blurry phone pics, but I just love my building...

This is how I took clothes to the local second hand clothing store. That's an Ikea bag turned upside down on the back haha.

future blogs to come...homemade soap from bacon grease and hopefully a scooting adventure to NYC.