Brian Bailey Preface to the Revised Edition

20070817_miscellany

» You know how I love clever phrasing. Here's the NYT blurb on Disney's new movie, High School Musical 2: "The Disney blockbuster that caught on like mono returns with a sequel."

»  Great post by Wiley's Jim Minatel on the intersection between writing a blog and writing a book, and how to determine if a successful blog will lead to a successful book.

»  Wil Shipley via 37Signals: "This is all your app is: a collection of tiny details."

»  Here's an odd coincidence. I have something in common with Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill in Seattle. He recently celebrated his 15th wedding anniversary and is approaching the 20th anniversary of his first date with his high school sweetheart and future wife. Lori and I also started dating in high school and celebrated the exact same milestones earlier this year! The similarities end there, though. He has 5 children and has written 2 books with 7 (!) on the way. Me? 1 child, 1 book.

» After we finished watching The Wonder Years together, there was really only one good choice for our next family show... Happy Days! I forgot how much I used to love that show. I must have watched each episode quite a few times, because I've remembered all of them so far. The show has a really nice spirit (at least the early episodes), though there are a few inappropriate insinuations. The lesson of Happy Days seems to be that it's o.k. to mess up - your family and friends will be there for you no matter what. Not bad for a sitcom.