Bike for MS

First post in a long while that wasn’t a bible study. 🙂

I’m riding a bicycle for 150 miles in two day for a fundraiser, the MS150, benefitting Multiple Sclerosis.  I also set a goal to raise $1000, and I am oh so close.  Won’t you consider donating?  Here is my fundraising link:

Michael’s MS150 Fundraising Page

non-Facebook Michael’s MS150 Fundraising Page

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 53 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

The funniest part?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for chasing the wind, dale earnhardt jr girlfriend courtney, ufo, principle engineer, and workout slippers.

So for all of you who came here looking for the Dale Earnhardt Jr.s alien girlfriend named courtney to see what kind of workout slippers she wears, I thank you.

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte belongs to my church family and we shared a bible study class together. I remember the day she announced her cancer. I wasn’t sure what to think at the time; I have been blessed to be in a family with healthy genes for the most part.

Since then I’ve understood a lot more. I understand the seriousness and the life impact, the pain and the challenges. And I understand that people facing cancer treatment are stonger than I’ve ever had to be.

Charlotte has faced melanoma with the most incredible amount of bravery during the last year of treatment. And just when it seemed to be getting brighter, the doctors found another spot of cancer. Yet through it all, even through the tears and anger that surely she must endure, Charlotte has been a wonderful example of praising the Lord and experiencing His joy and peace.

Her latest post where she talks about the newest cancer can be found on her website Charlotte’s Web. Please stop by, read her blog, and offer her words of encouragement.

Cage the Elephants

Actual music review

“Cage the Elephant’s joyful cacophony runs amok on this single that whets the appetite for the January release of its second album, Thank You, Happy Birthday. Cage the Elephant stirs a cauldron of primal screams, hot-foot “oohs” and “ahhhs,” dislocated Southern rock, kazoos, intermingled guitars excitedly banging tuning pegs, and a necessary pause to refresh, for a tasty rave-up. At its core lies a simple premise: I can’t get you out of my head.” — iTunes Store

Genre: Alternative

You must be joking. Why would somebody intentionally do that to their ears?