I just upgraded this site to the new version of WordPress. It went surprisingly smooth. Now I can post from my iPod. I keep thinking I should resurrect this now that I’m working on my dissertation.

I’m hoping this doesn’t get sent to facebook.

Windows Live Writer

I really like Windows Live Writer to do offline composition for blogs. However, since moving to Drupal I haven’t been able to get WLW to work. Well, if this post shows up, then WLW is working with Drupal. The main thing that I had failed to do is go to the Blog API module in Drupal and enable the API to work with “Stories.” Duh… Well, hopefully it is working now. Looks like I will have to do something about the categories since they are not working ;(

A New Start

Yes, you have reached my new website. I decided to redesign the whole thing and use Drupal to do it. This will also be ‘test’ ground for my Drupal experiments. For now, here are some links to find my stuff:

places you can find me on the internet:

interact with me:


who i am, what i’ve done, what i’m doing:

  • husband of one
  • father of four
  • united methodist pastor
  • java developer
  • systems administrator
  • follower of Jesus


Blogging Last

I find that much of my extra time has been spent on the UMSource.net site move and redesign. So far I am glad I made the move. Although, I wish it didn’t take as long as it did. It left me with little time for blogging or keeping up with the reading of blogs. I believe reading the blogs are important because you hear from people who don’t have the opportunity to be published in books and/or journals. Many have wonderful things to say, but I find that reading blogs is the first thing I take off my ‘todo’ list. Blogging is a close second.

Now that my site design is done (for the most part) hopefully I can get back to the blog world (I still don’t like the term blogosphere for some reason).