Familiarity

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As I was out in LA and Portland this past week I had the chance to reflect on the comfort of familiarity. For the past 13 years I’ve attended Adobe MAX (or its previous forms). This post isn’t really about the conference, but the experience around it. The past three years the conference has been in LA, and will be …

Occupy Portland

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While I was in Portland on Thursday I had the opportunity to experience the Occupy Portland protest. I’m a huge fan of people watching and Portland has some of the best around. Thursday I was in for a treat though. I’d been out to Tigard to meet with Chuck Bomar and when I got back into the city I was …

Creative Workflow – Planning Before & After

I’m a big fan of planning when it comes to video. I like storyboards. I do not draw. Sometimes those two ideals are in conflict. I generally just make lots of stick people to show framing. Truthfully though, most of what I’m shooting these days are events or just impromptu things with family. That means there isn’t a lot of …

Creative Workflow – Introduction

As many of you may know I’ve spent a lot of time doing video production. It was part of my education in college, something I did professionally while doing media development, as a hobby, then at the church. Now video production is almost exclusively a hobby – with the exception of projects for the college ministry. I’ve been a Final …

One Month In

It’s been almost a month since I started at Wesley and I have to say it’s been a learning experience. Every church has it’s strengths and weaknesses. There are many things I’m very excited about working here. There are also things I miss from my previous position. We’ve received an amazing welcome from the congregation here and the focus on …

Transitions

Transitions in life are always interesting. Yesterday for the first time in years I woke up without a real church home.┬áLast weekend was my last at Schweitzer and Thursday was my last day in the office. In a couple of weeks Wesley will start to become our new church home, but today it’s still a few weeks away. It’s always …

A New Chapter

Last week Bob shared in his eNote about my decision to leave Schweitzer. I’m thankful for all of the wonderful people I’ve gotten to serve with and everything I’ve learned in these past six years. I thought I’d take a moment to answer the most common questions people have been asking about this transition. Read on for more details.

Play Time

Back in my days of web and software development I was always amazed by Grant Skinner’s ability to do seemingly impossible things with Flash. Yesterday he wrote a post about finding time to play and it explains a lot. I’ve got to say that I really agree with his assessment. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been intentionally making …

Mizzou

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We spent the day today in Columbia introducing Josiah to some of our old spots (because a six month old cares), touring around campus, and going to the football game. I always enjoy being back in Columbia – I’ve got a lot of great Mizzou memories. We got to eat at two of our three favorite places and it’s fun …

NT90: Are we still sleeping?

Matthew 26: 43 Again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. In today’s NT90 reading we see Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane and the disciples who are supposed to be keeping watch and praying fall asleep. Not once, but three times Jesus discovers his followers sleeping contrary to his instructions.┬áThis passage makes me wonder …

Menu Planning

For the past several months Sarah and I have been subscribing to the Stolen Moments Menu plan. It’s been a good experience to have a month of menus provided for seven days a week. We got the September plan and decided that it would be our last month. We really don’t have any problem with the menu plans, we’ve actually …

Moving Kerner.net to WordPress

Kerner.net has been my blog home since I started posting regularly enough to keep archives back in 2003. The history of the site goes back to 1996, but in those days it was really just a repository of random links and file storage. The blog first started out on MovableType on a personal server within my datacenter (a perk of …