Wednesday, July 25, 2007


You might be aware that Sunrocket shut down, practically overnight, last week. I've been looking into other VOIP companies but haven't decided on anything yet. In the meantime, I forwarded my Sunrocket number to my cell phone, and tonight I ordered MagicJack. For $40, I get a local phone number and unlimited calling. Not bad. I don't think it will end up being a replacement for my home phone, however. I was actually looking for an inexpensive way to have a phone/phone number for the church office. This is even cheaper than Skype. We'll see how it works in a few days.

Friday, July 13, 2007


My wife is a remarkable woman. She has spent the last four days potty-training Adam. He's not as far along as we had hoped, but he's making progress. Mandy has been so patient and loving. For the first two days he ran around naked, which he very much enjoyed. He went through four pair of underwear in three hours yesterday. Again, she has been very patient. And right now, as I am writing this, she is on the way to Kroger with six South Korean students here for the Orff conference. She tells me that two speak a bit of English. She was planning on picking three of them up from the airport and bringing them to the University of Memphis. When they arrived on campus, there were three more young ladies, and none of them had any clue how they were going to get food during the weekend. Once again, my lovely wife came to the rescue.

I asked her what I could do for her, and she said, "Let me sleep in tomorrow morning."

Done. I may even make her breakfast in bed!

Monday, July 09, 2007

More talk on Public Schools

Wendi Thomas wrote a great article in yesterday's Commercial Appeal. Many Central Gardens residents are encouraging their neighbors to support Idlewild Elementary School. Here's the article.