a tribute to decaf coffee

It occurred to me today that I like decaf coffee. For very strange reasons. It’s not pretentious. It’s not invasive, like regular coffee. Regular coffee is like that annoying friend that insists on being in your life, not because of enjoyment, but because out of some weird delusion that they think that you need them […]

asking "why"?

At small group, we’ve been going through (alongside the Book of Job) a book entitled “Disappointment With God” by Philip Yancey, author of “What’s So Amazing About Grace?” and “The Jesus I Never Knew.” The book deals with three main questions: “Is God unfair?” “Is God hidden?” and “Is God silent?” While we were discussing […]

Making Oaths

“Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.’ But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or […]

congrats to Alathea!

My girls Cristi and Mandee from Alathea were finalists in something known as the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, in the Folk category for their song “Hurricane.” I get to hang out with them every now and then when they pass through Florida, and that is always a splendid time. Also, Mandee once stole my capo. […]

So the OaKs had our Tampa CD release party this weekend at the Crowbar. Apart from the fact that we didn’t get home until nearly 4 a.m., I had to say that overall it was enjoyable. My only beef is that the bass was turned down in the monitors. I could barely hear Jeremy during […]

on WMNF radio…

The OaKs traveled to Tampa on Wednesday night to play on the Sonic Detour Thursday show at WMNF (88.5FM) with Nell Abram. The show was actually enjoyable, although finding the perfect headphone mix proved as elusive as the Scarlet Pimpernel. Also, I was lacking my melodica and bells, so I had to find a keyboard […]

Darth Gator: the Sequel

I haven’t done much of a Lake Hart wildlife update since my banana spider/Aragogette days… But here is a picture of the gator that was caught in the lake outside of my office. Animal control deemed it too large to re-release into the wild, so they just, um… SHOT it. In the head. Jack Bauer […]