Tuesday, February 19, 2019

like clockwork...










I have always been fascinated by clock mechanisms and time measurement.  As a kid I was always taking things apart to see how they worked and I must have disassembled at least 20 clocks.  When I was a teenager, I tried making one from scratch - cutting the gears by hand with a jig saw.  I could never get the gears to mesh right.  I also spent countless hours trying to assemble a paper clock and never quite got that to work either (I still have it in a box somewhere in one of my shipping containers).   I recently found several 3D printable mechanical clocks at Thingiverse and I chose the simplest one to try first.  If that works out, I will try some of the more complex ones.  53,63,44,0,B

Monday, February 18, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Create in me a clean heart...

Psalm 51 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.  Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.  For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.  Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.  Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.  Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.  Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.  Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.  Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.  Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.  Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.  Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.  Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.  Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.  O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.  For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.  Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.  Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Chupa Merch

I miss my old buddy and if you do too, Chupa mugs and tshirts will be available again from my online store starting Monday.  A limited/numbered edition of BE LIKE CHUPA sterling silver coins will be available this summer.  78,83,55,0,W

Friday, February 15, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Fresh from the West Point Mint...

My modest yearly investment just arrived...
74,79,48,0,B

Wednesday, February 13, 2019