Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Switchin'



I've decided to go back to my original blog -- GotDesign. I know, this makes me seem a little schizophrenic, but it matches my e-mail address, my portfolio site, etc. So please take a moment (all 3 or 4 of you) and re-set your links back to GotDesign. Thanks. And, sorry for the inconvenience.

By the way, I've started posting more regularly at GotDesign. Go take a look.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Bit o' Fame

Andy Warhol once said that everyone gets his/her 15 minutes of fame, I recently got a few seconds posted to my account. By now most people are familiar with the MSNBC/Dateline series called To Catch A Predator hosted by Chris Hansen. The show features adults who have contacted what they believe are juveniles under the age of 15 for the purposes of having sex with them. The reality is that these men have been chatting with decoys and those who follow through with their desires will drive to a house where an actress/actor portrays the juvenile and the "predator" is arrested for attempting to have unlawful sex with a minor. After the men meet the decoy, Chris Hansen comes out and starts interviewing them about why they are there. You get the idea.

Back in October 2007, the KY Attorney General's Office and the Warren County Sheriff's Office hosted an internet predator sting with MSNBC. The resulting episode of To Catch A Predator (TCAP) aired on December 28th, 2007. I knew the episode would be airing soon, but exactly when. Well, it turns out that I had a fairly significant showing the episode. My responsibility was to search the suspects' vehicles (after receiving consent to do so) and to inventory all items we took as evidence.

Last week, I received an e-mail from the Director of the KBI (part of the Office of the Attroney General) congratulating me for my appearance on TCAP. At which point I had no idea. So I went to the TCAP website where they had posted 6-8 short videos extracted from the episode. Well, I make a showing in at least 4 of these web videos (I've embedded one video below). Who knew? Some of the guys at my church are now kidding me about "Variety Pack." (You'll understand when you see it.)

Let me know what you think.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Road Sign


...taken on the road (Branson, MO, to be exact)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Live Blogging: Denver

Coming to you live (sort of) from Denver, CO. My lovely wife and I are en route to Las Vegas, NV and we're waiting for our connecting flight. There are several inches of snow on the ground here and it's still coming down. It's quite lovely, actually. Snow is the one thing I really miss from my childhood. I can remember having continuous snow coverage from early December through mid-March. But enough of the nostalgia. I'll post a few pictures once we get to our hotel in Las Vegas.



And that's another thing to blog about...my new camera. Here is a brief description. I'll post more later.

TTFN!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Back in Action

Several years back, I created and co-authored a blog -- The Cardinal Coalition -- for covering the 2004 Presidential election. We had several prominent Louisville-area bloggers giving their opinions on the race. But shortly after the election, the Cardinal Coalition basically rode into the sunset and disappeared.

Well, now I'm resurrecting the Cardinal Coalition for covering the 2008 Presidential election. Why now? Because the 2008 election is vitally important for our country. Their is the real possibility that our country could make a shift towards socialism by electing Hillary to the White House and giving the Democrats a larger majority (God forbid!).

Now, more than ever, we need a vigorous discussion of the political process in America. I hope that the Cardinal Coalition will provide that. Please take a moment to visit (give us a little time to get things rolling). Thanks.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Thanking God

At about 7pm on Friday evening, my wife was sitting stopped in traffic less than a block from our house. A speeding motorist hit Melanie's Ford Escape from behind causing damage to the drivers-side rear wheel and quarter panel. After hitting my wife, the motorist spun out and continued forward striking at least 3 other vehicles. A by-stander who watched the accident approached the vehicle of the motorist who caused the accident and urged him to remain still and in his vehicle until EMS arrived. But the motorist then exited the vehicle and ran from the scene.

My wife was transported to Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, after complaining of neck and back pain, where she had x-rays taken. Her x-rays show no apparent injuries and she was released.
When you get a call telling you your wife was involved in a traffic accident, you hold your breath. Luckily my call came from my wife herself instead of from a Police officer. It's important at such times to trust God.

I cannot begin to tell you just how much I love my wife. Words fall short. Next to God's gift of salvation through Christ, my wife is God's greatest blessing to me. And I make sure she knows it every day.

I was lucky -- my wife was not injured. But somebody's spouse, sibling, or significant other won't come home from such an accident. If I have only one piece of advice for people, it is to make sure that the people you love know it. You don't know if you will see them tonight. Never miss an opportunity to tell someone you love them.

For the same reason, get to know Jesus the Christ. Having a relationship with Christ is not just important for life after death, but also for having an amazing life NOW. The abundant life that Jesus promised us starts now, not at death.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever! -- Psalm 118:1