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Romania Cont. . .

Posted by thesinger on January 31, 2009

Yup, we’ve been hanging out here at Marvins for the last two weeks. The time has been packed full with work, visiting other church people, packing and distributing seeds with the seed team, and in general, just hanging out with cousins. It has been a really swell time of conecting with my cousins, especially Timothy, in ways that a person is not able to do at a weekend family gathering, for example. That, I think, has been the best part about this trip. God is teaching me again on this trip that relationships are so much more important than anything else. It makes me really glad for the chance to develop relationships with my cousins, as well as makes me sad because of the friends/relationships I left at home. So, to all my friends and relations, allow me to express my sorrow at our separation. It has been revealing to me how much I think about you. . .

Ok, time to cut the sappiness. On to news. We get home on the fifth of Feb. I leave again for third term CBS on the ninth or tenth. (it depends on some scheduling stuff. . .) I’m getting really stoked about CBS!!! Even here, in the cold land of Romania, I already met two guys that will be there, Raf Y. and Tim somebody, who will be the asst. dean. In addition, one of the seed team guys’ brother will be there. (don’t ask me what his name is; I haven’t met him yet. . .) So, all in all, I’m getting stoked!

Peace be da journey,



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Posted by thesinger on January 11, 2009

Dear readership,

My parents, Loyal, Anja, and myself are flying off to the cold land of Romania to visit my Uncle Marvin and family for three weeks. We’re leaving on Tuesday, the 13th of January, and coming home on the 5th of February. The primary reason for this note is to “reassure” you that yes, I will actually not be posting for a good reason this time.

In other news, the mixing for the Anonymous Somebodies album is finished for the most part. At this point, I’m not able to give you a release date, because of too many unknown variables, but you’ll be fine anyway. . .

Much peace, love, and hair grease from a random man,


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Life is busy; Life is good.

Posted by thesinger on April 3, 2008

School is becoming something I do because it’s my life. Algebra II, english, and speech, all blend together to form the synthesis of my existence. Church, Youth Group, and music, form the other half of me; the half that is fulfilled by love. Oh, and did I mention Family? Family. Ahhh, you gotta love the sound of that word when it means what God intended it to mean. Family is where the closest relationships should happen. Through the structure of family, God can communicates love and acceptance through each member to another. Family is where it’s at. . .

In other news, Graduation looms over me like a cloud of heavy dishrags, waiting to drop on me and smother me in its thick wetness. Ok, so, it’s actually not that bad, but it does apply pressure to get things done in ways I really don’t prefer. Ach vell, such is life. . .

In other news, I’m either singing in currently or will be singing in five vocal groups in the next four months. It is a good thing, but yet I wonder how long I will be able sustain this mad pace of life. Probably until I get old and fat. . . sad but true . . .

In other news, the parents and Crg and Ra are going to attend an all day counseling seminar given by John Regier. During the lunch break, Anja and I are going to bust a move out there and eat with them at Pizza Hut buffet. It is almost guaranteed to be a good time. . .

School and life in general waits impatiently for me to finish this post. Hence, I must run. . .


ps, Ahhhhh, I am drinking coffee that’s strong enough to kill a cow. I believe I will wake up readily this fine morning. . .

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I’m heading off. . .

Posted by thesinger on January 31, 2008

to the land of PA for my brothers wedding. Because of this fact, I doubt that you will be hearing from me over the weekend. Wonders do happen, though, and there is a slight chance that I will update while I’m there. No guarantees.

I’m flying in with Craig and Rachel tomorrow leaving on a 6:00 flight. It will be “nice” and “chipper”. You could legitimately ask the question why I’m updating at such a busy time of prep? The answer? I’m a very committed blogger. Weeelll, something like that. . .



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A Couple Pics

Posted by thesinger on January 5, 2008

First, a pic of a cousin, Norma, and of my little darling, Jeanette.

Next a picture of another cousin and his “new” girlfriend, Bruce and Beth, respectively. (New in this case means that I haven’t seen them together before)

And last, another picture of my brother Craig and gf, wildflowerdays.


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Family Vacation

Posted by thesinger on December 29, 2007

Yup, you guessed it. I’m on family vacation. Everybody is home; the house is filled with fun, laughter, food, and good times; and I haven’t done a stitch of work for the last 36 hours. What a life. It is just nice to be able to kick back once in a while and do absolutely nothing for a change. I love it.

Last night, we had our zenith experience of the Christmas season, (at least Ken Millers kids think so. . .) the tradition of giving gifts. (If that was the zenith, then it can only go down from here. . .) Before we actually unpacked our gifts, we listened to a story tape that was very influential in all of us kids’ childhood, Medieval Mom. One reason we did this instead of the typical Christmas story, was that Craig’s Gf was in attendance. We thought that we would HAVE TO share this little part of our family tradition with her. It was very enlightening for Ra to say the least. . .

Right now, we’re all sitting here in the living room; I’m listening to some trio’s by Haydn and posting, Floyd is drinking some warm beverage of some kind and reading the book he received for Christmas, Craig’s on his laptop doing who knows what (perhaps chatting with Ra?), Loyal is reading the latest cover article of Young Companion to Anja, (we’re all sortof listening in as the inspiration comes) Dad’s doing some random money things, and Mom is looking at the rules of a game called Up-Words, with the hopes of playing soon. So, I think that you are slowly getting the idea of our type of family vacation.

Our home phone ringer is turned off to facilitate more uninterrupted family time. This allows the answering machine to sing a recorded version of “Happy Holidays” to all perpetrators who are trying to interrupt our family time. Take that!!!!

Tonight we will use some gift certificates that some very kind people gave to our family to be used at Sirloin Stockade. Better yet, they will have all-you-can-eat barbecued steak. Yummmmmm!

I think you are beginning to understand why I like family vacations. The food, family, and fellowship are an unbeatable combination.


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What a traditional winter Saturday!

Posted by thesinger on December 22, 2007

About everything I’ve done so far today has been extremely traditional for a cold winter Saturday. This morning, I woke up late, (9:30); very traditional. Heard the wind moaning outside my window well and thought how nice I wasn’t at the Youth Chorus work project. Got up, read a book for a while, checked my email, just the normal waking-up kinds of things I do; very traditional. Started getting hungry, so I helped mom get the pancakes on and ready; very traditional. Ate brunch at 11 o’clock with Grandpa in attendance; very traditional. Checked my email, read several more chapters in the book I’m reading, and just had good times; very traditional.

The work part was also very traditional. We did some tree-limb clean-up because of the ice storm that happened two weeks ago and it was COLD!!!; very traditional. (I’m the dude in the yellow hat; also very traditional.)

We bundled up nicely, shivered through it, and even had some fun; very traditional.

We got the work done that we needed to and came inside to drink some of Mom’s wonderful homemade hot chocolate. That warmed and filled us nicely; very traditional.

And here we are. I’m sure that pizza is on the menu for tonight; VERY traditional. And now I’m chatting up a dear friend over the telephone; very traditional.

Tonight there is a volleyball game at Partridge. Tradition would dictate that I wouldn’t go because Dad would say that family time is more important. We shall see.


ps. Photos courtesy of Anja and Loyal, respectively.

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Floyd is Leaving.

Posted by thesinger on November 17, 2007

Isn’t that a sorry fact? I rather think so. I suppose the gf doesn’t think quite in that manner. I’m ok with her wanting him to come in there. (PA) It’s just that we have to face the facts of brother’s leaving and cleaving and it’s not a pain-free process for some of us.

The family is heading out to town soon to go eat in honor of Floyd’s last weekend here until he moves. It will be a good/sad time. Such is life.


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We are talking about an uber Saturday.

Posted by thesinger on September 2, 2007

ya, We are talking about a GOOD SATURDAY!!!! I woke up at about 8:59 AM, drank some french vanilla coffee, (it was better than our average El Salvador coffee) and slowly woke up, did some surfing, (I’m trying to buy a snowboard on ebay,) and just generally felt great. Mom’s pancakes were next activity on the slate. They were excellent.

Did some more random surfing, decided that I should do some household chores, outside work etc, etc, etc.. Got the work done around 3 in the afternoon. Had plans to go to town with my family. Went to Sanford’s Computers Works ware house, got a tour there, went to Walmart, shooooopped. Went to Good will, Shoopped. Bought some shirts, some pants, am happy with my purchases.

Then, Dad was feeling like having a party so he took us out to eat at El Potrillo. GOOOOODDD TIMES!!! Then, Loyal thought we should go play some tennis, so we did.

I’m home now, and am watching some AIG movies.

Peace out,


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Posted by thesinger on August 19, 2007

Here are two pictures of Grandma for my viewing audience. The first one is from a portrait deal I did for them, and the second one is of Grandpa’s at our Miller reunion at Morning Star Camp.




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