Randall McRoberts

Got the folio for my new iPad Pro today. Going to enjoy touching it for the next three weeks.

Just finished Matt Gemmell’s “Changer”. Very, very good. Looking forward to book 2 of the series.

Mookie Betts is the AL MVP

“There are three players 5’10” or shorter who have been worth more than 10 wins in a season in the last 50 years, according to Baseball-Reference’s WAR: Willie Mays, Joe Morgan, and Mookie Betts.”

IH Pinhole
Willowfield Lavender Farm, Mooresville, Indiana, USA
IH Pinhole

I roll one way normally and another way when I feel fancy.

Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” But when the young man heard this, he went away sad, for he had many possessions. (Matthew 19:21–22, NLT)

Reading this always troubles me. I don’t believe Jesus was saying there is a two-tier discipleship plan: perfect and ordinary. I don’t believe it can be spiritualized away. At the same time, I can’t see that it is meant for everyone to sell out all possessions.

It bothers me, it troubles me. It gives me pain and it makes me sad.

Willowfield Lavender Farm, Mooresville, Indiana, USA Cub

I just overheard Carol on the phone with one of the older ladies at church who has been stuck at home for a while due to having surgery. It made me cry.

My wife is one of those people who just generally make the world a better place in the name of the risen Christ.

Just ordered a new iPad Pro. Logos crashed last evening on my Air 2. Can’t have that.

New and Improved Siri is Smarter Than Ever - The Mac Observer

“The bottom line is that Siri is better than ever today. If you aren’t using it because of its past foibles, you should definitely give it another try.”

"The academy is largely itself responsible for its own peril. The retreat of humanists from public life has had enormous consequences for the prestige of humanistic ways of knowing and understanding the world."

Link: Lepore

Oh, baby! Carol has tomato sauce and meatballs cooking and the house smells so good!

<p>In the spirit of Omni, at rmcrob.com lunch today is rigatoni.</p>

Terre Haute’s Historic Clabber Girl Baking Powder Billboard Being Restored

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" Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Clabber Girl Corporation are working to restore a beloved Indiana landmark, a large billboard promoting Terre Haute as the home of Clabber Girl Baking Powder."

Link: Terre Haute’s Historic Clabber Girl Baking Powder Billboard Being Restored - Rose-Hulman

“The message of Easter, then, is neither that God once did a spectacular miracle but then decided not to do too many others, nor that there is a blissful life after death to look forward to. The message of Easter is that God’s new world has been unveiled in Jesus Christ and that you’re now invited to belong to it.”

Tom Wright, Surprised by Hope

Into Nature
Lilly Lake, Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Into Nature

The Co-Evolution of Baseball the Sport and Baseball the Game - The Hardball Times

“Games are defined by tactics and strategies, sports by the physical abilities of athletes. ”

Thoughts of Spring
Lilly Lake, Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAThoughts of Spring

William Faulkner was a poet of conversation.

If you are interested in the Bible and theology, you should listen to Jon and Tim. You’ll be surprised by the depth. overcast.fm

Almost Hidden Beauty
Lilly Lake, Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Almost Hidden Beauty

“The power of the gospel lies, not in the offer of a new spirituality or religious experience, not in the threat of hellfire (certainly not in the threat of being ‘left behind’) which can be removed if only the hearer ticks this box, says this prayer, raises a hand, or whatever … but in the powerful announcement that God is God, that Jesus is Lord, that the powers of evil have been defeated, that God’s new world has begun.”

— Tom Wright, Surprised by Hope

Woman remotely wipes iPhone being held as evidence

Anyone else ever read “A Canticle for Leibowitz”? What a strange and lovely book!

Now I can start saving pennies to replace my iPad Air 2 with one of the new kids.

No need to buy a Mac Mini after all. My mid–2010 Mac Pro (MacSwell) is now running like a boss in headless mode since I put a Mini DisplayPort dongle in his backside. A Mac Pro with high Xeon cores running High Sierra ought to be a fine server.

Randall McRoberts

Made in Indiana