Archive for August, 2006
This past weekend we launched a new series at The Orchard entitled:
iSight: Changing The Way I See ____________.
For the next five weeks we are going to be talking about some important areas of our lives and our perception of them. Areas like: Suffering, Temptation, "My Stuff", Spirituality – and the BIG one that we hit this past weekend: MYSELF.
For my opener last weekend I grabbed a member of the audience and had them come up while I snapped a few pictures on my iSight camera on my MacBook Pro and had them displayed on the big screens in real time. It was a hilarous!! Here are the pics:
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And yes, there was a point to this… I was illustrating how all of us have a type of built in "iSight" or
Getting ready to hit the road to Chicago’s Chinatown with my Uncle Bob from St. Louis. Today I get to introduce him to the great Chinese tradition of dim sum. So that means that a visit to The Phoenix is in order – the BEST dim sum in Chicago!
In case you aren’t familiar with what dim sum is, it is a traditional Chinese brunch/lunch that is served in small portions and consists of anything from homemade dumplings (shu mai) and steamed dishes such as rice wrapped in lotus leaves stuffed with bbq pork or Chinese Sausage.
Typically, you don’t order off of a menu when having dim sum. Instead, carts full of different types of dim sum are brought by your table which you point and shake your head at indicating whether or not you want to try it. (I prefer it this way since you can SEE what you are going to be eating before ordering it!)
So, while we’re eating it, you can read about it! Here are a few dim sum links:
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