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Chris Pollock

Chris Pollock - web developer & ecommerce entrepreneur
undivided… my thoughts on world, family, church, business, technology and Jesus Christ (all in all)

Face to Face Lending

Our generation has been dominated by faceless lending.  Our recent economic crisis was spurred on by the increasing layers of abstraction that are introduced between borrower and investor.  Abstraction of borrower and lender has been an attempt to protect both, but has the really been the outcome?  Can we look at the signs of the times and read for ourselves that the more abstract that the borrowing process becomes, the more malicious and pain-filled it will become. 

A lesson I have been learning over and over again over the past five years is that Jesus came to set people right with himself and one another.  Not only does Jesus make it possible for us to have relationship with God, but also proper relationship with one another.  Another way of saying this is Jesus puts us face to face with our God and with our brother

1 John 1:1-4

1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— 3 that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

So often what I have seen in the church is not the kingdom lifestyle of face-to-face living but the embracing and encouraging of worldly abstractions that separate and insulate.  Why is this?  Chris has set us free from the fear of being wronged (hasn’t he)?  And yet we mitigate risk and loose valuable kingdom investment by continuing to run to the worlds financial system. 

For years I have been meditating on such things.  (See this document I produced five years ago).  And recently my Gracious Father has been allowing me to taste some of the concepts that I have so long thought about.  In order to purchase a house, a friend lent me a large sum of money as a bridge loan.  Lord willing, I will soon have the opportunity to do the same for another friend.  Here are a few of the goods that I have experienced in personal, face-to-face lending:

  • Sober Spending – Part of the credit culture that we live in is a disconnect between desires and the consequences of that spending.  Face to face lending puts a real face on spending in a number of ways.
    • 1. It ensures that my purchases are inline with the values of my community.  It discourages lending for the purposes of getting an advantage or “moving up”. My friend was more than wiling to lend me money when I was basically buying a house of equal value and size.  If I was trying to elevate my social standing by buying something with far more comforts than my friend possessed I doubt he would readily lend me the money. 
    • 2. Because I am returning payment to a person and not an institution, my repayment of the loan has a direct impact on his life.   While borrowing I was tempted to buy one of the latest gadgets on the market, but knowing that I had a debt to a friend, and that buying this item meant slower repayment to him helped to keep the “gots to have its” in check. 
  • Preaching the Kingdom of God – Loaning to one another preaches the veracity and reality of the Kingdom that God himself governs.  Let’s face it.. why are people in the church afraid to lend to one another?  Fear.  The Kingdom that God rules is run by Love.  Love cast out Fear.  Personal lending preaches the reality that God can manage his Kingdom and help his children come to terms when when there is a disagreement or problem.   Institutions and prophylactic structures make sense where love is NOT the governing rule, but do they make sense where it is?

There is really so much more.. but I’ll leave it there and with a Scripture that I read just this evening.

Psalm 112:5

It is well with the man who deals generously and lends;
who conducts his affairs with justice.

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First Gifts from Fellow Samaritan Members

Cards from Samaritans Members

Over a year ago our family joined Samaritan Ministries to help manage the cost of healthcare.  We made our choice by comparing all the Christian health care sharing programs are out there.  One of the reasons that we choose Samaritan is because we liked the idea of sending our gift and receiving our gifts from real people.  Today, I went to the mail and was surprised to find a number of cards in there.  At first I was confused, then I opened them and found out they were our first gifts from fellow Samaritan’s Members.   A few months back we had our fifth son, Oliver Quincy, and these gifts were given to help offset the cost of his delivery.  Today I’m reminded why this program is so great.  I bet no ever felt good from receiving a check from an automated insurance check writing machine, as I did today when receiving handwritten checks and notes from fellow Samaritans!

Lately Samaritan Ministries has been in the news, I hope this catches on with more people!

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Stand and Work!

On my company blog I posted a complete step by step processes with videos of a standing desk that I built.  As a programmer I do a lot of sitting and the standing desk is a great way to get out of the seat and be productive.  Learn more about this project: Simplified Building – Standing Desk

Standing Desk - Finished! Standing at the Desk

Standing Desk - Finished!

Standing Desk - Finished!

Standing Desk - Finished!

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2009 Pollock Family Year in Pictures

What do you expect from a family with a photographer wife!  The Pollock’s have had quite an adventuresome year.  Too many things have happened to simply express them in words.  Our words are growing more and more insufficient to tell the tale that Jesus Christ is writing on our lives.  The pictures capture only what is happening on the outside, while many more good things are happening on the inside, in the hidden parts of our hearts known only to God and those whom we share life with on a daily and weekly basis.  We hope you enjoy this brief tour through the external happenings of our life: 

Take a look at this picture.. now think of my wife.  Yep!  These guys are crazy, but we love them, every last one of them.

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The boys of course are growing, enjoying things like:

Building a snowman

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Working with Papa in the shop.

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Doing crafts with Grandma

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“Helping” mommy in the kitchen (that machine was not supposed to be opened!)

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Preparing to take on the evil of the world.

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Learning to build.

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And of course be read to.  This is Lisa Passero surrounded by our boys and her family  – pictured here: Araya, Johanna, Caleb, Steven – Araya and Caleb were adopted from Liberia this last year)

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All sorts of things are growing around here.. especially teeth!

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To start the year off, Mimi, Papa, Scott and Julie came for a visit!

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Isaac turned 6 in January (now he’s almost 7)

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Simon turned one!

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And Amy started homeschooling this year.. I don’t think it’s had any effect upon her and the children!?  What do you think?

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Homeschooling has been great and takes on many forms.

Winter Day

This year Isaac got his first real mountain bike.

Isaac on his new Bike

Micah started saving for college.

Feeding Piggy

And Isaac is now tuning into quite a reader.

Isaac Reading to his Brothers

February

February took us on a trip to the wild north of New Hampshire to visit Grampy and Ellin

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Simon was crowned King

King Simon

We saw a dog sled race

Dog Sled Race

And Grampy snapped our picture.

Dog Sled Race

The kids enjoyed the enormous amount of snow that falls in the White Mountains

Snow Tunnel at Grampys

March

March brought the first trip to Europe for the year.  Daddy went to England to attend a conference with the company that purchased his business.

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This trip didn’t afford much time for site seeing, but I got to see a bit of the English countryside.

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With four boys, winter is always a long event.. everyone is eager to get out in the spring.  Here are the boys getting the mud sprayed off of them (Oh!  how many times did we do this).  The funny part is that this was supposed to be a punishment (getting sprayed off with the hose) and they ended up loving it!! 

Mud Brothers

This year we bought a used canoe.  Here we are taking it on its maiden voyage.

The Maiden Voyage

Finally summer came and it was sprinkler time!!!  This is Ava Wender showing lots of enthusiasm in our sprinkler.

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Caleb in goggles

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Joy Wender

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Sprinkler Fun

Finally got the bathroom remodeled with a bigger sink.

Bathroom Updates

Micah started potty training

Cleaning the Shovel

And Simon was making tracks

Simon Trail

In the Summer Grandma and Jim came for a visit.

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And of course summer means everyone’s favorite: Ice Cream!

Ice cream time

Isaac is taking on more and more responsibility.  This year he started mowing (with a little help getting the mower started from Daddy)

Isaac mows the lawn

And in July, Grampy, Todd and Emily came for a visit and we went to Toronto to the CN Tower and Red Sox / Blue Jays game.

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Here’s a view of the field from the tower.  Sox lost! 🙁

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Summer means great times gathering at the Mumau’s farm to meet with the church.  Here are a lot of us just hanging out on the porch.

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Isaac likes to go fishing in their pond.

Fishing

Here’s Amy’s bike that she pulled out of the trash.   Some scrubbing, some new wheels and a seat and she was ready to go! 

Amys shiny new ride (redeemed from the trash heap)

Micah took us on a ride through the Erie Canal where we learned its history.

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Headed into the Locks

Inside the lock

And we got new neighbors.. the Doolittles.  Here we are with them at a Redwings game.

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September took us to a vacation home on Cape Cod to visit with Grandma, Jim, Todd, Emily, Emily’s parents, Uncle Dave, Aunt Mary and Aunt Barbara.  It was good to see those we hadn’t seen in so long and enjoy the seashore with the family.

Vacation house on capecod

We toured the lighthouses

Nausset Lighthouse

But the boys didn’t always get it.

Bored in the "Classroom"

Here’s their crazy Aunty Em! 🙂

Emily & Simon

Isaac and Caleb took the canoe for a spin all by themselves. (Daddy was close by in case of an emergency)

The Boys Boating by Themselves

Lots of family love playing mini golf!

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And walks on the beach

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And the occasional family photo

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Mouth Full of Sand.. Yum!

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Part of the homeschooling lesson was to have an archaeological dig.  Here are the boy’s excavating our garden bed.

Archaeological Dig

A walk with the family in Highland Park

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Here’s a real steam powered saw mill.  Not OHSA approved 🙂

Working Steam Powered Saw Mill

September

Many of you know that work with my company took us to Europe for 5 weeks this past fall.  The boys and Amy were stationed in England while I traveled to Germany and France.  It was an amazing trip, the rest of pictures try to summarize just a bit of what we experienced there.

This trip was the first time on an airplane for all the boys.  They were very excited about it and enjoyed the flight.  They loved the in-flight consoles on the back of the seat.  Isaac got a little air sick before we landed in London, and we almost missed our flight in the morning… other than that it went off without a hitch :)  Note.. when traveling with 4 children, arrive earlier at the airport than usual 🙂

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Soon we were in the air and flying over the same place where we were staying a couple of weeks earlier (look, it’s Cape Cod)

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Our new home for 5 weeks.

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Living room

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Dining Room

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Sleeping Arrangements

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The local town of Newbury was filled with all sort of interesting history and architecture.

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Behold I Stand at the Door and Knock!

Packet boats for rent that can be used on England’s extensive canal network.

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This is a canal bridge that swings to one side.

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One of the best parts of where we lived in Newbury is that we had to walk everywhere.  Shopping was just a 5 minute walk a way. Even better was the ruined castle called Donnington Castle that I think we visited a grand total of 5 times.  It was just a mile walk up the road and offered a great place to visit in the evening.

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Walking the walls at Donnington Castle

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Horses were friendly and along the way to Donnington Castle

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Traveling in England we got used to taking the train.  It was our primary means of transportation and it took us all over the country.

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Thankfully, when it came to sight seeing we had an excellent navigator.

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Big Ben and Parliament

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Westminster Abbey

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Trafalgar Square

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Chasing the pigeons was probably the boys favorite thing that day.

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Of course Simon had to get in on the action!

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I’m just thankful that I didn’t have to fish them out of the fountain.

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London pedestrian bridge over the Thames River

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The London Eye

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Day 2 in London took us to the Tower of London.

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We found this guy crawling around inside.

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Tower Bridge, outside the Tower of London (this is not London Bridge)

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Inside the British Museum

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Lots of exhibits to reinforce what Amy is studying with the kids (Ancient civilizations)

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And of course we didn’t always follow the rules.

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Everything wasn’t always smiles and laughter.. sometimes people just got tired and that was enough.

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After a couple of days in London we were headed off to the country side.  Driving in England.. yup on the wrong side of the road. Apart from one incident where I looked in the wrong direction, the Lord gave us a lot of grace while driving and we enjoyed our time in the car.

Our Chariot

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Our tour of the English countryside started in Brighton

This is a pleasure palace in Brighton where the royalty used to vacation.

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Brighton Pier

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The boys enjoying the rides.

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The best part of this day was a walk on the Southdowns way.  It took us through pastures and to some spectacular landscape.

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A view of the “Seven Sisters”  These cliffs are made from chalk and it is absolutely everywhere. The boys wanted to take it all home to draw on the sidewalk.

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Family picture!

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Writing our name in chalk

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By the time we got to the top I think we wish that we could fly down!

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The boys of course had to take some time to throw some rocks into the ocean.

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Micah’s feet got tired a lot 🙂

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Day 2 on the country side took us to the ever famous hanging stones – Stone Henge means “hanging stones”.

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And to some beautiful English country side.

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Amy really liked the sheep.

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And the very narrow roads!

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Day 3 on the country side took us to Bath and Cheddar Gorge.

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Side note to those of you traveling in Europe on Sundays.  If you go looking for a bathroom you might find it as follows:

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The street musicians were excellent.

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This was warm water that was flowing into the ancient roman bath.

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You don’t see many of these in England.  It was so unusual we had to take a picture.

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Cheddar Gorge – lots of rock climbing activity and the home of cheddar cheese.

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The cheese was stored in the caves at the base of the gorge.

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Gates like these were everywhere and let the people through but kept the animals (like Micah) penned in.

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Of course there was always time for hanging around.

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A trip to Portsmouth

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The highlight was the fully restored HMS Victory which was Lord Nelson’s flag ship in the Battle of Trafalgar.

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Admiral Micah

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Micah was quite smitten with the fact that Lord Nelson was shot.  You can ask him about it.

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Spinnaker tower in Portsmouth offered a view of the harbor.

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Sleepy looking Simon.. the day is getting long.

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Too long for some.

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While Daddy was traveling Rachel Mumau came to stay with Amy and the boys.  They went to lots of playgrounds.

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And around to some shops in the country side.

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The Lord gave us a great connection with a house church while we were visiting in England.  The first week we went to meet with them they were meeting a five minutes walk from where we were staying!

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Amy and Rachel stumbled upon a local children’s Bible program as well while we were there.

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And they hung around on the playground.. did I mention that already.

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Amy got to visit Windsor castle with Rachel and the boys.

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But Simon spent most of the time on the phone (just kidding, this is an audio tour)

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Rachel had her birthday when she was with us.

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While the kids and Amy enjoyed England I traveled in Germany and to Paris.

My hotel in Germany was right outside the old German town of Steinheim

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While Rachel was visiting, she helped usher the family to Paris for a weekend visit.

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Taking in some French cuisine.

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Notre Dame

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Playgrounds abounded in Paris, this one is right outside of Notre Dame.

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Simon was fascinated.

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Seine River and the infamous Concierge where prisoners were held before being executed during the reign of terror (French Revolution)

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The Louver

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Walking on water is easy when you control the camera angles.

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Yes, he would have jumped right in if I let him.

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For the most part this place was for the birds. 

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Lunch time in a park in Paris.

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And on to the Eiffel tower.

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Simon was a hit wherever we went.  He loved to make friends.

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Caleb loved to climb.

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Simon making more friends in the park by the Eiffel tower.

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Is it me, or are the kids starting to look more intelligent.

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The Eiffel tower at night was an amazing site.

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And the bread.. so good!

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Street side cafes everywhere.

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And subway mechanisms that try to eat you for lunch.

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Day 2 in Paris included a trip to Versailles

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And of course.. Micah’s feet got tired again.

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Pony rides at Versailles

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After coming home from Paris we were on the final stretch.  I spent a couple days in the Netherlands for the EECI 2009 conference.

Windmill in Leiden, Netherlands

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Right before we left we had chance to visit Oxford.  This is Christ Church College.

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The museums here were amazing.

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And perfect for kids

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There was plenty to touch.. and the best part: is was OK.

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With Micah.. there’s always time for a granola bar.

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Coming home was a welcome change.  After 5 weeks away form our home, our church and our friends, we were quite ready to come home and reconnect.  The trip was a lot of work.  Some people might say we were crazy to take four kids under 7 and a pregnant wife to Europe for 5 weeks, but we thoroughly enjoyed it – difficulties and all.   Speaking of pregnant wife.. did you know we’re having boy number 5!

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Coming home also meant settling in to some Brithdays. Caleb turned 5.

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And Mimi and Papa couldn’t wait to see us again, so they came for a visit.

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This year Chris has started to read the classics.  Initially he started to get prepped for homeschooling, but he found that he has enjoyed it immensely.  This year he read:  Tale of Two Cities, The Three Musketeers, My Bondage and My Freedom, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Hard Times, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Moon is Down, The Scarlet Letter, Of Mice and Men, Brave New World, 1984, Animal Farm, Kidnapped, Frankenstein, The Grapes of Wrath, Fahrenheit 451, Around the World in Eighty Days, Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Moby Dick (ok.. he only read 3/4 of Moby Dick) and now he is in the middle of The Jungle (not exactly reading to promote Christmas cheer)

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Micah turned 3 this year.. he wanted snow and he got it.  It snowed the very morning of his birthday.  He even got some snowmen on his cake.

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The end of the year is nearly hear.  The boys are playing and enjoying their time indoors and out.

Sledding

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Playing Games

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And just generally hanging around.

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I hope you enjoyed the pictures, we certainly enjoyed making them.  We are thankful to the Lord for all that he has done this year and hope that you will join us in giving thanks to God for the best gift of all: Jesus.  Without him, everything that you see above is worthless and without meaning.  But with Him, our hearts can overflow with thanksgiving. 

The happiest of Christmases to all of you,

The Pollocks

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Get Location Information via visitor IP with Yahoo Query Language (YQL) and PHP

I was reading a Read/Write Web article and YQL and started to monkey around with it a bit today.  I was in need of an script that returned information on the users location based upon their IP.  In a few minutes I was able to pull together a quick script to start parsing out information based on a user’s IP.  Nothing fancy here, but it works!  There are some limits to how many times you can query YQL (read the documentation for more information).

    $ip = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']; 
    
    $url = "http://query.yahooapis.com/v1/public/yql?q=select%20*%20from%20ip.location%20where%20ip%3D'{$ip}'&format=xml&env=http%3A%2F%2Fdatatables.org%2Falltables.env";
    $xml = simplexml_load_file($url, 'SimpleXMLElement', LIBXML_NOCDATA);
    
    // if you need to see what is coming back.. uncomment below.
    // print_r($xml);
    
    // store the information you want using xpath
    
    $country =  $xml->xpath("/query/results/Response/CountryCode");
    $city =  $xml->xpath("/query/results/Response/City");
    $lat =  $xml->xpath("/query/results/Response/Latitude");
    $long =  $xml->xpath("/query/results/Response/Longitude");
    
    echo "<p>" . $country[0];
    echo "<p>" . $city[0];
    echo "<p>" . $lat[0];
    echo "<p>" . $long[0];

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Expression Engine – Extension to Show Custom Fields in Edit Tab (by Label)

An extension that showed custom fields in the edit had already been developed and was readily available on the EE forums.  However, I needed to mod this extension a bit to be based on field label instead of field id.  Functionally this allowed me to grab custom fields in different custom field sets and display them in the same column.  The use case for this was as follows.  I had multiple custom field sets, the user was entering the title in German and I wanted to be able to see a title in english.  So I added a field to each custom field set with the same label “english_title”.  I used that to pull the English title in the edit tab (so if I needed to find something I could, see as I don’t speak German). 

Download: ext.edit_custom_field_by_label.zip

To use the extension, install the files in their standard locations, enable and then edit the settings (fill in your field with the appropriate field label).

If you have any problems feel free to leave a comment and I’ll help you when I can.

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The Consumption Society

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My wife found this site and I just spent 20 min watching the video: http://www.storyofstuff.com

If the consumption mind set of our culture troubles you.. check out the video, it’s worth watching.  I’m not sure about the validity of all the stats or claims.  A few of them seem a little over the top and might be “spun” to further the argument she is making, but with that in mind, I think there’s still space for thoughtful review of how and why “stuff” is purchased. 

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Being Lazy Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Busy

There’s a part of me that has always associated being lazy with a lack of activity.  My picture of the lazy man is the man lying in his bed when he should be out working.  This picture is certainly still valid, but I’m starting to realize that laziness is more nuanced than that.  I am beginning to believe the laziness is more about responsibility than it is about activity.  Here’s how I came to be enlightened about this:

The other day I was cleaning up after dinner.  As usual, the kids were performing their responsibilities of wiping the table and cleaning up the floor.  Anyone with young children will understand that keeping children focused on task, doing the job that you have asked them to do is a lot of work.  I began to think to myself, maybe I should just let the kids go outside and clean up the dinning room myself.  Why was I thinking this?  Because in reality it was easier then helping my children to do a good job.  If I had gone down this path I would have been “busy” but I think I would still be considered lazy. 

On this occasion the Lord was reminding me that laziness isn’t so much about how busy I am as about whether or not I’m taking up the responsibilities that God has given to me.  The man who lays in bed when he should be working is not lazy because he’s in bed, he’s lazy because he is ignoring his responsibility to provide for his family.  In short, laziness is about not performing your responsibilities that the Lord has given to you, NOT about your current state of activity.  If your busy, but you’re not actually fulfilling the responsibilities that God has given to you: watch you, you might actually be lazy.

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My Latest Creation: Simplified Safety

Just about 18 months ago we conceived of a new web site that was focused on safety solutions.  As we conducted business on Simplified Building Concepts we saw an increased emphasis on safety railing and safety products.   This led us to create an entire site that focused on providing safety solutions and advice.  The site was designed in collaborations with Squared Eye.   Matthew Smith from Squared Eye did a fantastic job working with me to put together a site that is both beautiful and usable.  I highly recommend his services.

I welcome you to visit the site and give feedback (use the black tab on the right side).  In the future I plan on releasing some posts on the ins and outs of the architecture of the site.

Here’s a bit of information about the site:

Simplified Safety is a company specializing in safety products and advice.  We aim to provide customers with tested, top quality safety gear and the appropriate advice to identify the products that are needed by each individual customer.  Working closely with each customer to arrive at a tailored safety solution is how we hope to set ourselves apart in the industry.  Here are a few examples of the safety products we supply: Guardrails, Skylight Protection, Lifeline Systems, Personal Protection Equipment, Harnesses, Lanyards, and more.

 

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A Solution for the Missing Routing Feature in Excel 2007

In software development, you usually think of the next version of a package as containing more features, not less!  Especially when you consider such a featured glutted product as Microsoft Office, you don’t just expect things to just “go away".  Perhaps you are one of the people who was shocked to see the Routing feature disappear from Excel 2007. 

A couple of years back I worked for Roberts Wesleyan College, a higher educational institution that made frequent usage of the routing feature found in Excel.  One of their bright developers, Todd Andersen, has developed a plug-in to bring routing capabilities back to Excel 2007. 

I invite you to check out his routing plug-in for Excel 2007.  He offers it for reasonable price, and knowing Todd’s programming ability, I have no problem recommending it as quality plug-in that will help fix what Microsoft has broken 🙂

 

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Day 2: the back yard is swarming with fluffy tailed rodents. The boys are delighted. There is ample GoPro footage of inquisitive squirrel faces. Caleb was even hand feeding. #lifewithboysOwl pellet dissection is an interesting experience!! It was almost like archaeology, but different in the “this was puked up by a bird” kind of way :stuck_out_tongue:. #lifewithboys #owlbranddiscoverykits #biologyDoes baiting squirrels with Cheerios and observing their behavior count as biology? We are studying mammals after all. :smile:#citysquirrels #lifewithboys #backyardwildlifePhotoSushi for 9 courtesy of @amylpollockSomewhere, deep down inside, I’m thankful that they can cook their own breakfast:raised_hands:. But parenting is filled with such conflicting emotions. :yum: #lifewithboys #cleanupyourmess #wafflesShearing my sheep today :sheep:! #lifewithboys #This is for my friends who don’t live in upstate ny #snowCaleb’s birthday lunch. Now I have two teenagersBeautiful upstate NY #home#Repost @andrewpetersonmusic ・・・ The Burning Edge of Dawn is on sale for $5.99 through this Thursday, anywhere you buy music online!Classic PhotoDinner with the Jobs :grinning:Worn down by the world.