Fireproof is a movie that came out in September of 2008. If you are married it's a must see, no matter what your age. Hollywood has always tried to make us believe that marriage is a fairytale and that couples live in utopia. Of course we know that's not true and that marriage takes work to stay healthy and happy.

You can visit the movie website to read all about it, then go to your favorite movie store and rent the DVD.

This movie is so powerful that it is being used as a study guide in churches across America including ours. You will enjoy it!

My Passion for Studios

All of my adult life I have wanted a technology studio in my home. In my first house in Davenport, Iowa I built one in the basement and it was pretty primitive. That was before personal computers so it consisted of music. In my second home in Davenport I built a recording studio. During the time we spent there I was on the radio and loved music. This is a photo of my third studio which consisted of music, video editing, and computers which was in Moline, Illiniois. I was very proud of that room. We had some great memories of karaoke parties where I would pass out several microphones and everyone would sing. (We sounded like real stars after a couple of drinks!)

I've actually had six tech rooms and this is a photo of one in our second house in Phoenix. We loved this home as it was beautiful and on the golf course, but we were only there a couple of years because we had more golf balls in the back yard than a driving range. Everyday was like an Easter egg hunt so we moved, but I loved that room!

This is my "Man Cave" in our present residence. It's not as complicated as the first photo, but you can do everything now with computers. Everyone who visits the studio asks "Why so many monitors?" Actually I use three in my everyday computing. The one on the left is Diane's, the 5th one is a TV and the 6th one is used to work on client's computers. Spending as much time as I do computing, I've often thought how I ever got along with just one screen. (Click on photos for larger view.)

In God We Trust

In God We Trust.

Write it on the back, front, or both, of your envelopes even your bills and emails. Some people are even having rubber stamps made.

You may have heard in the news that a couple of post offices in Texas have been forced to take down posters that say "In God We Trust," the law, they say, is being violated.

We must take back our nation from all the people who think that anything that offends them should be removed.

It's been reported that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore, we have a very hard time understanding why there's such a commotion about using the term "In God We Trust." Could it be that we just need to take action and tell the 14% to sit down and shut up?

Be bold and stand up for what you think. The reason bad things are happening in our society is that the majority of good people are sitting back and letting it happen. Stand up America! Watch this video.

Playing with Graphics.

This is what you do if you have some idol time and you're a computer nerd.

This started as a picture that I took of a sliced strawberry on a plate. You would think that this wouldn't be time consuming, but it was as many layers were added with different objects and some special effects. Now I must get back to some serious stuff!