05 February 2010


I have several questions.
  1. Why was I compelled to buy this? 
  2. Why does this label make me believe a drink that's mostly sugar is cool?
  3. Why would Pepsi want to advertise that they usually use unreal sugar?
  4. Why would Pepsi want to advertise that they will return to using unreal sugar?
  5. Is "Throwback" what happens to you when you gain 40 pounds because you drink sugar water and then try to lift something without stretching?
  6. Why was I compelled to buy this?

02 February 2010

Works on Paper: Bright Sadness

10 years ago, I wrote a simple devotional for Lent, drawing on the rich expression of the Christian faith in churches more traditional, and Eastern, than my own. That devotional has been online ever since, and gets a lot of visitors every year, and every year I get requests for the materials to be used in communities around the world. Having it available on the web has been great: I'm always amazed at the way this work has touched people in very far away places. It has also been used and appreciated in my own Vineyard church here in California ... a church not very Eastern, and not very traditional.

I've just taken a leap and revised the material for a print edition, which I'm very happy about: I like being able to hold a physical book. It's available now at lulu.com. (If you are against holding dead trees in your hand, there is a half-price download for your reader.)

Though the devotional will remain online, the book has updated content, some extra woodcuts by Spyros Vassiliou, and doesn't require batteries. Nice!

It's for sale for $10. Check it out.