Tuesday, July 18, 2006


I have to big up The Salvation Army's London South East Divisional Youth Chorus - AKA RE:SOUND.

...went to one of their gigs at Upper Norwood Salvation Army last night, and was completely impressed. As far as I can understand, it's early days for them in their present incarnation as a Gospel Choir, but they did a great job: good, authentic soulful Gospel sound - some soloists of real promise, tight band, and they clearly were having a good time.

On top of all that - and most importantly - they're on fire for Jesus.

I hope they can sustain this, because they can be a really effective unit.

Proceeds were in aid of The SA's WATERSHED appeal

Thursday, July 13, 2006


I took a raft of books on my recent holiday - Coupland's JPod, iCon - a biography of Steve Jobs - Finishing Well by Bob Buford, Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller, Velvet Elvis for a re-read, and my old faithful Peterson's Message. However, I'd forgotten I've got two little kids! I barely even got started with the first few chapters of JPod!

My bookshelves at home are rammed with books that are on my "to read" pile, and sometimes I wonder if I'll ever get round to finishing any of them.

On top of that I have no particular desire to cure my magazine addiction, although I'm doing well. The only one that I still buy regularly is WIRED although I can't resist dipping into Fast Company when I can actually find it in an English newsagents. Gone are the days when I would comfortably shell out for 5 or 6 mags a month. I guess that money goes on Pampers now!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


...back to work after a top week away at New Quay, in Cardigan Bay West Wales - I didn't need to wear one once. Weather was great, it was still quiet because the schools hadn't finished for the summer, and we chilled to the max.