Web page updates?!

Umm. So this is getting to be a bit of a familiar refrain, unfortunately. I’ve been pretty busy as of late and therefore have been unable to update my web page on a regular basis.

(If you’re reading this on Facebook and you’re wondering what I’m referring to, check here: http://www.darryldot.org.)

Anyway, I’m finally getting around to doing some updates! I’ve changed the theme to something called Lightword. I modified it slightly, but it seems to be a generally nice and simple theme. I’ve also been doing some general updates to the other pages on here.

In my rare free time, I have been busy with mixing some of the recordings we did last summer. I really, really need to give the Recording page a general overhaul… stay tuned for more in that department!

In other news, congratulations to David and Roxanne! Andrew Dominic was born on January 19, 2010. Here he is, at two days old.

Andrew Dominic Millette, two days old

And also: congratulations Andy and Jane! Spencer was born on February 1, 2010.

Cool to be kind

Here is another amazing story about a man by the name of Abbas Jahangiri. Owner of a successful Toronto night club, Abbas himself lives in relative poverty and uses his profits to give to the homeless poor in downtown Toronto.

(Yes, he drives a Hummer to bring food and other supplies around, but as he says, Mother Teresa herself might also have approved if she had been working on a cold, winter night in downtown Toronto.)

Video (originally from CBC)

Comparing Notes on Captivity

Here’s an incredible interview / conversation between Melissa Fung and Ingrid Betancourt. Ms. Betancourt was held hostage for six years by Columbian guerillas, while Ms. Fung (CBC reporter) was held hostage in Afghanistan for close to a month in 2008.

http://www.cbc.ca/thenational/indepthanalysis/story/2009/10/06/national-ingridbetancourt.html

Especially check out about 2/3 into the interview as they compare their prayer lives in the midst of captivity. It’s pretty amazing.

New stuff

Here’s just a quick update:

1. Elaine and Brendan are now engaged! Congrats! (It’s going to be a busy summer next year, with Danny & Becca and Elaine & Brendan.)

2. Due to Fr. Les’s illness, I’ve temporarily been assigned to St. Anne’s parish in the north end of Saskatoon. (For any canon law geeks out there, the technical term is “parochial administrator,” – Can. 540. :-)). It’s a lot of work but the parish has been very welcoming! I’m also still living at Holy Family, since this is a temporary placement.

3. There’s some new music to listen to. This is all a work in progress… the synthesized electric guitars really need to be replaced by the real thing, and the song itself needs a lot of work (like, some melody).

  • Our Song (new)
  • Yes, human beings have walked on the moon.

    Monday, July 20, 2009 will be the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. It bugs me to no end that some people, rather than thinking rationally about the landings, choose instead to believe in some major government conspiracy using sound stages and elaborate visual effects (that would have been created without computers, yet). Keeping in mind that the Soviet Union (who tracked the entire flight) did not accuse the USA of any trickery, belief in such conspiracy theories seem bizarre at best.

    Mythbusters has put together an excellent set of tests to see if the conspiracy theories have any value. The answer is, simply, no. I’ve embedded the Youtube videos below (and have linked to the Youtube pages in case the embedding doesn’t show up for you – the last one seems to have embedding disabled).

    Enjoy! I especially like the moonwalk test that they did with a plane that simulates 1/6 earth gravity.

  • Photography myth part 1
  • Photography myth part 2
  • Moon walking (REALLY COOL!)
  • Footprint in a vacuum
  • The flag that waves?
  • The laser reflectors – best proof that yes, we’ve been there