Hipsters and being naff

Hipsters and being naff

I was going to write a post about how one doesn’t have to be a hipster in order to be an artist, but it was a bit naff. In fact, I often think that stuff I write about just sounds naff. Probably it is. You see, one of the things I struggle with as a blogger is the idea that I always have to have […]

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Three times a week

Three times a week

Three times a week. That’s what “they” tell us is the recommended amount of exercise, as long as those three times last at least half an hour each. It’s also a number I read today in relation to blogging. Some people say that one should blog everyday, but I’m not convinced. Yes, I will want to regularly check blogs where new things are posted regularly, […]

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New Toy

I love a good bargain. I picked up this MXL 2006 condenser microphone for 25€ on ebay (+pp). As ever, the accessories (stand, pop filter, cable) end up costing more. The mic arrived a couple of days ago, but the stand only came today. I look forward to trying it out properly soon!

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Introducing Random Word Wednesday

Introducing Random Word Wednesday

  I’m trying out an excercise to help develop my writing skills. The idea is to take a random word and write about it – kind of like a textual theater-sport. I’m going to try to do this once a week. Hands together for:  Random Word Wednesday!

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Just another American festivity….?

There’s often a bit of a backlash against the “Americanisation” of other english speaking countries. In fact, as I type this, I got a little indignant that my spell-check tried to tell me that I’ve misspelt “Americanisation” (you can keep your z thanks). Think about the many reactions to the increasing prevalence of Halloween festivities in Australia. To be honest, I’m pretty ambivalent. I guess that’s partly […]

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Getting things done (despite imperfections)

I’m very good a putting things off, especially hard things. (Just ask my wife when it comes time to pack!) Not only do I tend to procrastinate, but I often seem to think it’s necessary for everything to be perfect in order to get a job done (though once I’ve started, I tend to revert to good-enough-ism). Need to translate a score? I couldn’t possibly […]

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My DIY bed for under €40

I’m pretty chuffed with myself – I built a bed from scratch. If you’d seen my handi-work from Year 8 Manual Arts, you’d forgive me for my pride. I didn’t grow and then cut the trees myself, and I asked the guy at the hardware store to cut the timber to size, but still, I decided what I was going to make, and put it all […]

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Does the doctrine of election make you angry?

There’s a been a little bit of a flutter on a few of the blogs I read about ‘angry calvinists’. It’s sprung out of Justin Taylor’s ‘ask a calvinist‘ spot on Rachel Held Evan’s blog; more specifically, some of the comments on Justin’s post about it. (It’s well worth reading his most recent post on the issue: The Problem of Angry Calvinists). I’ve been in […]

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Amazing micro apartment in Manhattan

This 8.5m2 Manhattan ‘micro’ studio apartment is quite incredible (except for the fact that she’s paying almost $100 per m2 – compared to our place which is under 10€ per m2): I loved the comment about the lack of kitchen: In NYC most people store their laundry in their stoves anyway

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Dickson: The way we believe

RZIM has an extract (the opening chapter?) of John Dickson’s latest book Life of Jesus: Who He Is and Why He Matters. It’s good stuff (read the extract here), and over the next few days I’m hoping to highlight some quotes which I like, such as this one: The Way We Believe Aristotle said that people form their beliefs on the basis of a combination […]

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How to keep from getting your bike stolen

Ingenious German engineering..

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The Holiness of God – Chapter 1

I’m jumping on board with Tim Challies’ Reading the Classics Together with R.C. Sproul’s The Holiness of God. The idea is to read a chapter each week and then share thoughts. I’m going to write part 1 with my thoughts before I read what Tim and other commenters have said. The first chapter is found below. Each week I’ll add a link here to the […]

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