After the 9:20 service this morning (at which Joyce joined me, yay!), I spoke to Jim Dollar and told him that part of the reason I haven’t been coming to the services is that I can get his sermons and thoughts on the Internet. There are other reasons: the main one is that I get up at my normal time and there is just enough time to get involved in some project, and before I know it it’s 9:45 or 10 a.m. I told him that I was happy and in serious art mode.

His response was “Good, I don’t want to see you back here for, oh, about two years!”

Much different that my mother’s philosophy, which is basically, you’re not a good person if you don’t attend church every Sunday, or you’re missing out on any kind of spiritual “redemption.”

Jim’s Flickr site is wonderful. Besides his stunning photography, he writes his brand of thought-provoking philosophy in the comments. The link is http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimdollar/.

And his sermons (AKA monologues) and thoughts are blogged at Loose Change, Too.

Maybe I should make a category here just for the posts that are inspired by Jim!