October 15, 2009

Such a great song. I thought you might enjoy it.http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5090122&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Third Day and Brandon Heath perform Rich Mullins “Creed” in the studio from Garrett Viggers on Vimeo. Read more

October 14, 2009

Earlier this summer, I was summoned to jury duty for the first time in my life. As an avid viewer of legal dramas and Judge Judy, my excitement nearly got the best of me. Unfortunately, I had to send my regrets due to an impending out-of-town business-related trip. Much to my surprise, however, I received another golden opportunity last month, which I attended this past Monday.With only three court visitations in my life, one of which was a high school… Read more

October 9, 2009

What if you were given a peek at yourself six months in the future? Would that visual snapshot bring you hope or sorrow? If you saw impending national or personal tragedy, would you feel incapable of stopping it or remain hopeful that it could change before that day arrived?In the new ABC drama FlashForward, which premiered Sept. 24 and airs on Thursday nights, a fictional world is grappling with that unlikely scenario. Somehow, everyone in the world blacks out for… Read more

September 25, 2009

At what point does technology begin to replace the real human experience? Perhaps I’m the wrong person to ask, being the Facebook junkie, Twitter-holic and Wii Sports lover that I am.In Surrogates, the latest in a long line of films to tackle the tech-run-rampant theme, moviegoers are presented with this dilemma in a future world inhabited by sleek robots connected remotely to the sloppier, human versions of themselves who “plug in” at home and live daily life vicariously through their robotic… Read more

August 18, 2009

Sci-fi thriller District 9 zooms in for a close-up on injustice of a different sort—where the victims are extraterrestrials.Science fiction has always been ripe ground for political allegory and the new film District 9 builds on that foundation with a spin on apartheid and refugee treatment—the subjects in this case being extraterrestrials living in Johannesburg, South Africa.Produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Neil Blomkamp, the film opens as a pseudo-documentary, explaining the arrival 20 years ago of the aliens,… Read more

August 3, 2009

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July 19, 2009

My blog was silent last week as I traveled to Denver for a week to cover the International Christian Retail Show. You didn’t see my writing here but I wrote my chubby little fingers off on stories posted over at Christian Retailing magazine if you’d like to check them out. On the way to Denver, I realized I’d done a lot of traveling this year, perhaps more than any other single year. I love traveling but wonder if I’ll ever… Read more

July 9, 2009

Pet peeves appear almost daily, even when you’re in the best of spirits. You’ll get behind the wheel, start driving somewhere and a car will crawl along on the highway in front. They finally get over and when you get about halfway beside them, they start thinking they’re in the Indianapolis 500. If they’d gone a normal speed to begin with, you wouldn’t have had a problem. Before you know it, you’re peeved.I thought it might be fun to do… Read more

July 8, 2009

When I was a teen, I’d sometimes join my youth pastor Gary on whirlwind days where he’d have back-to-back appointments and an event to execute later the same night. In the moments of heavy stress, he’d drive to a public park, pull a basketball out of the trunk of his car and shoot hoops for 20-30 minutes. It seemed a little odd to me at the time, because the appointments and tasks were piling up, but later I saw how… Read more

July 6, 2009

LeAnn and I met up with some friends Friday night for some excellent Mexican food at Cantina Laredo followed by a trip to Orlando’s brand new Plaza Cinema Cafe in downtown.I have to say all five of us were blown away by this theater. Outside, someone had brought in old gangster-type cars to go along with the theme of Public Enemies, a film that was premiering. In fact, anyone wearing a gangster or early 20th century Chicago-style outfit got in… Read more

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