Thursday, October 29, 2009
At 2100, on 29 October 1969, engineers 400 miles apart at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and Stanford Research Institute (SRI) prepared to send data between the first nodes of what was then known as Arpanet.
It got the name because it was commissioned by the US Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (Arpa).
The fledgling network was to be tested by Charley Kline attempting to remotely log in to a Scientific Data Systems computer that resided at SRI.
Kline typed an "L" and then asked his colleague Bill Duvall at SRI via a telephone headset if the letter had arrived.
Kline typed an "O". Duvall said that arrived too.
Kline typed a "G". Duvall could only report that the system had crashed.
The first of many crashes on the internet.
They got it working again by 22:30 and everything went fine. After that first misstep, the network almost never put a foot wrong.
The rest has made history and we are still making it.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Do you have a CSA? No not the Confederate States of America.
This CSA is Community Supported Agriculture. We do.
CSA is a direct connection with a farmer or co-op of farmers. It is more than going to a farmers market. When you purchase a CSA you enter into the risk of farming by paying the farmer up front at the start of the growing season by purchasing a share or shares of his crop. Then during the harvest season you collect your basket [s] of fresh produce.
This is truly farm fresh produce and it taste great. We love it.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Paul wrote his “Epistle” or letter to the long establish Christian Church in
. In Acts chapter 2 we find that there were Jews from Rome Rome in who heard Peter’s sermon and accepted Jesus as the Messiah. They went back to their home in Jerusalem Rome and shared their faith in Jesus with other Jews in . The church grew for over thirty years with out the presence of an Apostle. Paul wrote his letter to the Elders of the church because he planned to travel to Rome and this letter would tell them what Paul believed. Rome
Paul’s other letters were to churches he had established and they wrote to him asking for advice on how to deal with problems. On the other hand his letter to the Romans was his Theological treatise and an introduction. It is well thought out and gives Paul’s comprehensive interpretation of the incarnation and the ministry of Christ. As a Pharisee Paul was a well trained theologian. In writing this letter Paul provided the Christian faith with a powerful theological statement and it became wide spread among first century Christian churches.
Down through the centuries the Epistle to the Romans has inspired people like Augustine, Martin Luther, and John Wesley and many others to an understanding of Christian theology at a higher plane. It still inspires people today to grapple with their faith in Christ.