Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
You've seen his stuff. You just may not realize you've seen his stuff.
For over a hundred years, Hatch Show Print Shop has produced iconic music posters for renowed artists all over the globe.
Click here to take a gander at some of their handiwork.
Since 1984, the Nashville-based shop has been under the direction of Jim Sherraden, whose integrity to maintain the original design and process is quite apparent. Since joining the Hatch Show team, he has not introduced any new type fonts. That would "pollute" the brand, he said during his visit to
I went to town:
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
2 1/2 lb NY strip steaks, approx 1 inch thick
8 oz fresh blueberries
1/4 - 1/2 cup red wine (preferably a merlot or cabernet sauvignon)
1 tbs blueberry jam
1/4 tsp -1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 sprig fresh rosemary
salt & pepper
1. Remove the steaks from the fridge to bring them to room temperature, salt and peper each side of the steak and set aside on the counter. Heat oven to broil.
2. Put blueberries and red wine in a saute pan over medium heat. Let slowly he at up to a simmer then add the blueberry jam, about a teaspoon at a time. The jam is to add some sweetness, but it's best to add it slowly and continually taste to make sure the sweeteness is to your own personal taste.
3. Lower the heat to low, add cinamon and the rosemary sprig. Let the sauce cook so that it begins to reduce and thicken, approx 10 mins.
4. For 1 inch NY strip you can either grill or broil. I chose to broil. Place steak 3-4 inches from the heat, and broil for 12 mins turning every 4 or 5 mins for medium rare.
5. Remove the rosemary sprig from the sauce. Remove the steaks from the oven and place directly in saute pan. Cover with sauce and let sit in the sauce for approx 3-5 mins. Make sure to keep the heat on low as you do not want to cook the steaks anymore.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
...Another year wiser. That's how the aphorism goes, anyhow. As I near my own birthday, I have to say, I beg to differ. I seem to be Benjamin Button-ing backwards in wisdom. Countless times over the last two years (since leaving my institution of higher learning), I have found myself in the company of people who 100%, put me in my humble place.
When it comes to knowing things about my growing and changing industry, I'm a baby. Being around this guy gave me a kick in the pants (or skirt). One dimensional journalists (or humans!) are so yesterday.
When it comes to being steeped in knowledge and understanding of the Word and its implications, I'm an infant, still taking my milk from a sippy cup. My wonderful church has provided iron-sharpening fellowship, but I am no theologian. I am no servant. I need to listen far more than I ever do to speak. Watch and learn more than I ever do boast.
When it comes to relationships, I'm a failure-- a selfish and inexperienced weakling. I need not tell you that when people get in each other's faces, when lives intertwine, it is a messy and painful lot. But, I thank God for the full-length mirrors that are other people, provided to show me my sin.
When it comes to knowing myself, I'm still taking small steps. I feel like I'm in the cocoon, waiting and spinning... hopefully soon to emerge with the wings of a risk-taker. Read this beautiful book and you'll know what I'm talking about. I'm still figuring things out.
So, I am another year older. Sure. But, wiser? Quite likely not.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
It's cute and fun.
I love this idea.
in fact I can't even see that day on the far away horizon,
I still like it.
While I do hope my story isn't as long as this one, I hope it's unique and exciting all on it's own.
Forgive the mush. With three friends' weddings in 2 weeks, I've got it on the brain.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Well, because my God has filled my own ideas and acts of faith with His energy, because He has fully equipped me to accomplish what I set out to do, because He is faithful....