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Photography: Love

A few weekends ago Megan and I were down in Wichita visiting my family, and I took some pictures of my grandma’s new apartment. This one is their wedding picture, and I really love it.

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The Remedy

This latest installment in my series of paraphrases by the early church fathers comes from St. Ambrose of Milan. Ambrose (Ambrosius) was born around A.D. 340 to an old Roman family which also had ancient ties to Christianity. His father (also named Ambrosius) held the prefecture of Gallia, and Ambrose was set to follow in…

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Morning Light

I snapped this picture yesterday morning as the sunlight was streaming in our very dirty window. I liked the way the light glanced off and flowed through the glass of this candle and the window. Hopefully you will too.

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Seeing is Loving

This installment of my church fathers paraphrase series comes from St. Peter Chrysologus. Not much is known of Peter’s early life or even his death. He was ordained a deacon by Cornelius the bishop of his hometown Imola. In A.D. 433 he was appointed to the bishopric of Ravenna by Pope Sixtus III. Peter had…

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Motion: The Real Social Network

The Real Social Network from deviantmonk on Vimeo. This video is a promo/series video for The Real Social Network, a 3 week series that is starting at Church of the Resurrection next week. I have to say that I really initially struggled with coming up with any kind of concept for this. One of the…

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Poetry: In Patchwork Grey

I had started on this poem about a month ago. As I was driving to work it was one of those mornings where thick clouds still hung in the air after an early morning rain, and the interplay of light and dark within them from the sun beginning to peek through was pretty incredible. Once…

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Photography: Crown Center

Tonight Megan and I had our weekly date night. After sampling the festive fare of the inimitable Salty Iquana, complete with Iquana Dip and sopapillas, we headed out to Crown Center to walk. It has become one of our favorite spots, as there is lots of room to roam and plenty of things to do…

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Design: Handmade Picture Frames- Hymnal

Last weekend Megan and I had another fun craft night, and so I continued in creating handmade picture frames for our wedding pictures. The weekend before we had been in Wichita, KS visiting my family, and we brought back a box full of old books, photos and buttons. One of the books was this old…

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O Magnum Mysterium

This selection of O Magnum Mysterium was composed in 1572 by Tomas Luis de Victoria. O Magnum Mysterium is a setting of Matins for Christmas, and has been explored by numerous other composers, Palestrina, Gabrieli and Byrd notable among them. Latin: O magnum mysterium et admirabile sacramentum, ut animalia viderent Dominum natum jacentem in praesepio….

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Photography: Fruit Cups

Megan made some really amazing dessert tonight- fruit cups! The fun twist on these is that the fruit is the cup. So simple to make- just hollow out a huge strawberry, fill it with whipped cream, garnish with blueberries, and prepare your mouth for ecstasy. While we were eating these, I snapped some pics, including…

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White Life

This morning as I was getting ready for work I noticed something rather interesting- a fair amount of my life revolves around white power cables. On my desk I saw a connector for the Kindle, for an iPhone, the cable leading from the mouse to the keyboard to the computer, and from the computer to…

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Design: rezlife missions book

This is the front cover and divider page of rezlife’s missions book. There are eight divider pages that are each a different color. The goal was to create something that had a similar feel to the present generic church-wide missions book, but with an aesthetic that was more youth-oriented. The present book has the colored…

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Motion: The Pursuit

This video was created for my friend Eric’s youth groups’ summer camp for 2011. This year they are going with a tron-esque theme, and so I decided to kind of take it back to the old school Tron light-cycle vibe. Enjoy.

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Motion: Bust a Move

I finished up this video about a month ago for rezlife’s summer 2011 camp. The whole aesthetic was actually built around the soundtrack- originally I was going to go with more of a 70′s vibe, but after hearing this track I thought that something with more of a late 80′s early 90′s feel might be…

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Lump

This is another is my continuing series of paraphrases of the Early Church Fathers. Today’s selection comes from St. Gregory of Nyssa, who lived in the 4th century, dying sometimes around A.D. 386. He was brother to another of the church fathers- St. Basil the Great, and is one of the three Cappadocian Fathers. Evidently…

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We Must Go Pro!

Nacho Libre is one of all-time favorite movies. Fortunately, it is also a favorite of my younger brother Jared, and has so many quotable moments that apply to nearly every conceivable life situation that we are rarely at a loss for riffing on the most profound or most banal moment of existence with the aplomb…

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More Balloonishness

I had a bit of time this weekend to finish up some pictures from a recent hot air balloon shoot. For these photos, I wanted to try out some new-ish techniques and really see how toy camera-ish I could get these to be. Cameras like the Holga have a sort of niche popularity for their…

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He Was Always With Himself

This installment of my church fathers’ paraphrases comes from the ascetic writer John Cassian. He was born around A.D. 360 and died around A.D. 435. Little is known of his early life, but he was instrumental in introducing Eastern monastic practices to the West. He was raised by an affluent family, but at a relatively…

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Jesu, Rex Admirabilis

This hauntingly captivating piece is from Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, who was one of the most influential composers of the Renaissance. Latin: Jesu, rex admirabilis et triumphator nobilis, dulcedo ineffabilis, totus desiderabilis, mane nobiscum, Domine, et nos illustra lumine, pulsa mentis caligine, mundum reple ducedine. English: Jesu, Prince ever-glorious! Thou Lord of Hosts victorious! Of…

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Art: Balloons

About two weeks ago at work we were filming the flight of a hot air balloon for an upcoming promotional video. After landing, Ian Beyer, who is on staff in IT, came to help put the balloon away. Ian, in addition to being an IT superstar and a cyber entymologist, is also a hot air…

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Photography: Downtown Wichita

This past weekend Megan and I took a trip down to Wichita to see my family and just enjoy a relaxing few days away from KC. As usual, we made the pilgrimage to The Nifty Nut House and The Spice Merchant. However, this time while we were in downtown Wichita we decided to take some…

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Credulous

I created this piece after thinking about the seeming impossibility of flight. Yes, I realize there is a lot of physics involved which allows this to be a possibility. Nevertheless, it’s still a little disconcerting to think that I might be riding in a 500 ton aluminum cage that is hurtling through the air at…

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Design: Handmade Picture Frames- Tea Bags

Last night Megan and I had another fun art night, and I continued with my recent habit of making handmade frames of our wedding pictures.

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Photography: Overland Park Arboretum

Yesterday Megan and I headed out to the Overland Park Arboretum. If you live in southern Johnson County, you are no doubt aware that yesterday was absolutely beautiful. We took the camera along and caught some shots of the overwhelming aesthetic value of nature.

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