:: Thursday, April 11, 2002 ::

Great photojournalism. The winners of my alma mater's annual Pictures of the Year International Competition are now online. Congrats to Brian Plonka of The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, for photographing such gems as this one:

Porch Patriotism - by Brian Plonka, the Spokesman-Review

Gym night. Last night was the monthly gym night for the youth group. Since we had played volleyball the previous month, and basketball the month before, I had decided -- upon the urging of one faithful attendee -- to set up a game of indoor plungerball. (Plungerball is like softball, only instead of a bat, players use a plunger, and instead of a softball, players use a rubber kickball.) Naturally this resulted in a schism with some of the boys who always want to play basketball. But even after the game of plungerball (the boys won, 5-1), we still had time for a couple of pick-up games of basketball. I even got in on a three-on-three game, but some of these teenage boys are getting pretty athletic. I definitely felt my age after about 20 minutes of hoops.

I doubt I'll be blogging much over the next couple of days. I'm leaving in the morning for San Jose, California, to attend a meeting of ministers from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. (I'll be presenting on Saturday.) But if I get bored in the hotel, and after I'm through with any last-minute tweaks on my PowerPoint, I may plug in the laptop for a bit of late-night blogging. We'll see how it goes.

:: Andrew 09:09 + ::

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