After some digging, we found the long lost cassette tape my grandfather made with a hand held recorder of part of the graduation ceremony from 1974 in Great Bend, Kansas.
As technology has improved and put more and more sophisticated tools into the hands of dangerous neophytes like myself, it is possible to get a modestly decent sound from a really nasty recording.
If you are interested you can listen to the 12 minute mp3 recording by clicking the green play button below. The recording includes the introduction of Stephanie Goodwin and myself as well as our speeches. You can also download the file to your computer if you wish by right clicking the download link below and selecting "Save Link As".
The Cincinnati Reds announced a sweet deal for Reds fans for the Milwaukee series next week. Seats in the View Level, normally$22 are only $5 and the hot dogs are only $1. Of course the promotion is probably only to sooth lingering irritations at the Ken Griffey trade and horrible post all-star performance of the team.
At any rate, I thought, "hey what a nice time to take the family down to a game" and called to place an order for tickets. The long and short of it is the Reds would love to sell me the seats but they just don't have any accessible seating available in the view level seats. So sorry charlie, it sux to be you!
I really appreciate the fact that I can go to the game at all and that the stadium has generally good facilities for a wheelchair user including family style restrooms, but it is frustrating that once again, my handicap is costing more money than for an able-bodied.
We are still going to the game and thankfully it occurs on a night when teachers can purchase tickets for half price. So we are sitting at the top of the lower level along the first base line. I'll enjoy the view but will probably think often of the $5 seat we could not get!
To view the PowerPoint slides from the June 8, 2008 class on Chapter 18 from "Heaven" by Randy Alcorn click here. Note: You will need to use Microsoft's Internet Explorer for the presentation to show correctly.
The video used for the class presentation has been removed from the website due to some copyright concerns.
As we prepared for church this week on Christmas Sunday, we turned on our television, as we do each week, to the Hour of Power broadcast. While we always enjoy the music and the message on these broadcasts, this week was special since the message was brought by Max Lucado. Mr. Lucado spoke from his recent book, "3:16". This was made more special since our "Spice of Life" Sunday School class is studying this book right now. In fact, we have just covered the parts of the book that Max focused on.
You can get more info on the message and watch a high quality video at the Hour of Power web site. More info about the book and study series can be found at the Max Lucado
The football season for Southern Nazarene University (SNU) started last weekend with a game on the road in Brownwood, Texas with Howard Payne University. The Crimson Storm was victorious (42-14) and in the effort, our son, Robert (#85) managed to stretch out for a pass. He was interfered with but because of a wide reciever's error in the formation, Robert, at tight end, wound up as an ineligible receiver down field.
Today, SNU played at home against Belhaven from Jackson, Mississippi and again were victorious 28-21. Robert scored his first touchdown as a SNU player to tie the game just before half-time. Robert also had a 27 yard reception early in the third quarter. While Robert was in on many other plays, you can listen to these receptions as covered by the SNU Internet Radio broadcast clicking this green play arrow:
Click "Read More" to see some great photos from the Belhaven game, including Robert's touchdown pass.