ESVBible Reading script~EXE

I wrote a little utlity in AutoIt to check an open Google Calendar reference -- then go to the ESVBible org and read the referenced scriptures. To use: 1) Download this: http://www.box.com/s/fkb3b5myeo56fy058a1s ...and VLC 2) Subscribe to the Bible Reading calendar 3) Open the calendar reading for the day and highlight the scriptures referenced -- then run the ESVBible.exe (downloaded in step 1). Here's sample MP4 of it's use:


Thoughts on the passing of my daughter in law...

Spoke today with other family. Vickie was gentle, generous soul. We will miss her laughter and kindness. She was the constant foil for her husband's humor and joking (which he did promote the laugh from her of which he was so fond). Andy shared she had the "Snow White Effect" around animals. That is they just took to her and she to them. Her goal was to be a dr. of vet medicine -- she would have been a great one. “He Prayeth best, who loveth best; All things great and small; For the dear God who loveth us; He made and loveth all.” ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Hope For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, (Job 19:25-26 ESV) But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David understood that the child was dead. And David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” They said, “He is dead.” Then David arose from the earth and washed and anointed himself and changed his clothes. And he went into the house of the LORD and worshiped. He then went to his own house. And when he asked, they set food before him, and he ate. Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive; but when the child died, you arose and ate food.” He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept, for I said, ‘Who knows whether the LORD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’ But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.” (2 Samuel 12:19-23 ESV) Love ...a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; (Isaiah 53:3a ESV) John 6:37 All that athe Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. Jesus wept. (John 11:35 ESV) Faith Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to him.” (Luke 20:38 ESV) For whom the bell tolls To the Second Person God moves in a mysterious way


Proclaim Christ

All Have Sinned
Romans 3:23
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 3:23

Isaiah 53:6
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:6
Sin's Penalty
Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23

Hebrews 9:27
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,
Hebrews 9:27
Christ Paid the Penalty
Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8

1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.
1 Peter 3:18
Salvation is not by Works
Ephesians 2:8-9
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9

Titus 3:5
he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
Titus 3:5
Must Receive Christ
John 1:12
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
John 1:12

Revelation 3:20
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
Revelation 3:20
Assurance of Salvation
1 John 5:13
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
1 John 5:13

John 5:24
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
John 5:24



John 13 verse 34 through 35 “A new command I give you : Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13 verse 34 through 35 - 1 John 3 verse 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3 verse 18 - Philippians 2 verse 3 through 4 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2 verse 3 through 4 - 1 Peter 5 verse 5 through 6 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5 verse 5 through 6 - Ephesians 5 verse 3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Ephesians 5 verse 3 - 1 Peter 2 verse 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 1 Peter 2 verse 11 - Leviticus 19 verse 11 “‘Do not steal. “‘Do not lie. “‘Do not deceive one another. Leviticus 19 verse 11 - Acts 24 verse 16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man. Acts 24 verse 16 - Hebrews 11 verse 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11 verse 6 - Romans 4 verse 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, Romans 4 verse 20 - Romans 4 verse 10 Under what circumstances was it credited? Was it after he was circumcised, or before? It was not after, but before! Romans 4 verse 10 - Matthew 5 verse 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5 verse 16

Thought it interesting...

...Bible says it's not good for you to give a gift to the rich. Proverbs 22:16 ... He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty. New Living Translation (©2007) ...



Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it, Making it momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream, Brief as the lightning in the collied night; That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and Earth, And ere a man hath power to say “Behold!” The jaws of darkness do devour it up. So quick bright things come to confusion. MNEMONIC: O, i t w a s i c, W, d, o s d l s t i, M i m a a s, S a a s, s a a d, B a t l i t c n T, i a s, u b h a E, A e a m h p t s “B!” T j o d d d i u. S q b t c t c.

I like 'No Fear Shakespeare!'

Has: 'modern' english to the right is helpful. Act, Scene, line notations are helpful http://nfs.sparknotes.com/msnd/page_12.html Also, like the mnemonic tool I made: http://www.box.net/shared/egpk7bukre94k52nzmxy


Psalm 90 verse 12

Psalm 90 verse 12

Col 1.15-23

Colossians 1:15-23


Primeval Season 1 and 2…

Excellent premise and execution. Loved the creatures. Love Potts~Connor. "Anomoly Detection Device" ~ ADD. Good acronym, yeah?" -Potts UP~Downside of Netflix. Very easy to watch a series season in one sitting.


Outside of a dog…

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx US comedian with Marx Brothers (1890 - 1977)…


Chromolithography: Gone but not forgotten...

http://bit.ly/michaeltbee_esi_Google_chromolithography Chromolithography is a method for making multi-color prints. This type of color printing stemmed from the process of lithography, and it includes all types…


Awaiting GooglePlus...

Read with interest the PCMagazine article describing the phenomenal growth of GooglePlus. I really wanted to try 'hangouts' -- but, when I went to sign up found that the limited trial(10M+~!) -- wasn't accepting more people. Once again, my boat came in and I was at the airport.


Watched ~ Listened to 'Peter and the Wolf' from Breakthrough Films

Peter and the Wolf from Breakthrough Films is a great film. Stop action goes to a whole new level. The sets, the puppets, the photography, and, supprisingly, the story. Sergei Prokofiev's music is always very interesting. But, the film was even more successful for me by it's creating an engaging and _detailed_ match visually and musically to the inner characters of the story. For an example, watch carefully the scenes with crow mid-point. Also, the ending was very clever and bit of a suprise. Clips: google~youtube image of Peter and the Wolf clip... vimeo favicon...


The First Men in the Moon as a TTS Application (for PC)

Link to the download of the EXE or ZIP file: The_First_Men_in_the_Moon.exe 1) Download 2) Run~extract 3) Open "The_First_Men_in_the_Moon" folder 4) Open "1013_pg_etext.hta" 5) Select chapter and press "Play"


The Man Who Laughs as a TTS Application (for PC)

Link to the download of the EXE or ZIP file: The_Man_Who_Laughs.exe 1) Download 2) Run~extract 3) Open "The_Man_Who_Laughs" folder 4) Open "12587_pg_etext.hta" 5) Select chapter and press "Play"

The Whale as a TTS Application (for PC)

Link to the download of the EXE or ZIP file: The_Whale.exe 1) Download 2) Run~extract 3) Open "The_Whale" folder 4) Open "2701_pg_etext.hta" 5) Select chapter and press "Play"


Oliver Twist as TTS app (for PC)

Link to the download of the EXE or ZIP file: olivr10.exe 1) Download 2) Run~extract 3) Open "Oliver_Twist" folder 4) Open "olivr10_pg_etext.hta" 5) Select chapter and press "Play" Download:Oliver Twist as TTS app (Made with my 'make-TTS-Book' utility) Related link - here's the "Classics Illustrated" found on Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/24056830/Oliver-Twist-Classics-Illustrated


John James Audubon prints

http://digital.library.pitt.edu/a/audubon/plates.html Use the zoom(+) to checkout detail on these -it is amazing: Note: ctrl+click to open in new window -or - use back button to return here. ibid. Mississipi Kite ibid. Great Horned Owl ibid. Great Footed Hawk

Oh, Master!

Before the angel - there was the sound of departing birds speaking, "He is risen!" At the empty cave - there was the warmth of sun on my skin saying, "He lives!" But, then there WAS an angel. And the tomb WAS empty. And, in the quiet of the garden He spoke my name.


Anchors and Encoding

There are some down-loadable resources I'd rendered into a web page for my use -- found that the HTML anchor tag worked a little differently -- when you use a named tag -- it turns out it is better practice to use a link to a section id. Likewise, when you use things like left and right double quotes you have to encode the page properly with the doc and head tags at beginning of document.


Concert Works

Notes on Msg 02/27/11 ~ No one Ever Spoke Like This Man!


John 7:40-52

v 46 hinge-fulcrum of passage: "No one ever spoke like this man...". Arresting officers could have said something else -- but they pointed to Christ.

2nd division: v 47 "...Have you also been deceived? Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed."

3rd division: Nicodemus v 51 "Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing?" - 52 "...are you also from Gaililee?"

Pastor John -- "it's his claims" -- eight outrageous claims:
#1 Jesus claims to be God -Joh 13.19 ('I am' Exo 3.14)
#2 .. .. .. exist before he was born -Joh 8.58
#3 .. gives life for ours - Joh 10.26
#4 .. claims to be only way - Joh 8.28?, 14.26?, 12.46
#5 .. claims to be sustenance ~ savior - Joh 4.14, 10.27
#6 .. .. we can do nothing without him - Joh 15.1,5
#7 .. .. to be the one who raises from the dead - John 11.25, 6.40
#8 .. .. to supreme glory (and enjoying that and marveling at that is for us) -joh 17.24

C.S. Lewis: "Mere Christianity" - Liar, Lord, Lunatic...
Bono: Grace over Karma



Streaming Netflix doesn't offer a lot in terms of subtitles ~ closed captioning.

As a result -- I've started working on a .SRT player:


...not fully functional yet -- but, it is a start.

If you drag the .srt file atop the .vbs script -- it will open Internet Explorer and begin playing back the dialog. Right now it reads the start~top range -- finds the difference in the range in seconds, pauses that many seconds displaying the dialog~caption.

I'll probably wrap it as an .hta type file -- so that you can have more
control over how it starts and plays.


Black Beauty

Melanie and I are reading this now. It is quite good. Anna Sewell was raised Quaker and sound, good Christian sensibility permeates the book. Here's a sample from a chapter called the 'Devil's Trade Mark':

..he talked to all the boys very seriously about cruelty, and said how hard-hearted and cowardly it was to hurt the weak and the helpless; but what stuck in my mind was this, he said that cruelty was the devil's own trade-mark, and if we saw any one who took pleasure in cruelty we might know who he belonged to, for the devil was a murderer from the beginning, and a tormentor to the end. On the other hand, where we saw people who loved their neighbors, and were kind to man and beast, we might know that was God's mark."

Other Links: Netflicks, Project Gutenberg

Dorian Gray


Dorian Gray


My thoughts:

Interesting ~ as plot Dorian Gray appears to be antithesis of 'Tithonus' (Victorian poem by Alfred Lord Tenneyson). While Dorian remained forever young and his painting aged -- Tithonus lived forever -- but, continually aged: Tithonus

Dorian Gray appears relatively early in his list of Wilde's work--between his stint as a journalist and before his plays. The work seems to be his showpiece for his ideas of "art-for-art's sake." ~ "Books are well written, or badly written. That is all."

Books for January - February

The Annotated Hobbit

The Lord of the Rings

Moby Dick

The Tale of the Genji

Ugetsu ~ 'Tales of Moonlight and Rain'

Very good film.

I found these quotes from subtitle download file at allsubs.org:

"The fruit of experience is beauty."

"The value of both people and
things, change by the location."

"You are a dead man if you continue to run
around like this. Hurry up and get home!"

"You will wake up from the dream when
you realize how horrible the ghost is."

Google ~ Ugetsu ~ Books
Google ~ Ugetsu ~ Video

Got 'Tales of Moonlight and Rain' from the library. It was the basis for the movie 'Ugetsu' ... very good. The author reminds me of Isak Dinesen short stories : Winter's Tales


Moby Dick ~ quotes

Quotes ~ try double-click, copy, paste into book search for:

New words ~ try double-click ~ right-click search ~ dictionary for:




I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Groucho Marx


All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Google realtime

If you're looking for 'Tale of the Genji'...


Notes ~ Other references:

Quotes ~ images ~ other:

Ch.1 "She survived despite her troubles, with the help of an unprecedented bounty of love" Paulownia, Poet of "The Song of Everlasting Sorrow"
Ch. 2 ...why does the conversation here make me think of 'How I met your Mother'? The review of the amorous notes(waka?), the metaphors of women to "things", "locker room" stories... coryza,propinquity
Read this again in the Royall Tyler translation.  Very good. obdurate, obduracy


01. The Paulownia Court
02. The Broom Tree
03. The Shell of the Locust
04. Evening Faces
05. Lavender
06. The Safflower
07. An Autumn Exersion
08. The Festival of the Cherry Blossoms
09. Heartvine
10. The Sacred Tree
11. The Orange Blossoms
12. Suma
13. Akashi

14. Channel Buoys
15. The Wormwood Patch
16. The Gatehouse
17. A Picture Contest
18. The Wind in the Pines
19. A Rack of Cloud
20. The Morning Glory
21. The Maiden
22. The Jeweled Chaplet
23. The First Warbler
24. Butterflies
25. Fireflies
26. Wild Carnations
27. Flares
28. The Typhoon

29. The Royal Outing
30. Purple Trousers
31. The Cypress Pillar
32. A Branch of Plum
33. Wisteria Leaves
34. New Herbs
35. New Herbs
36. The Oak Tree
37. The Flute
38. The Bell Cricket
39. Evening Mist
40. The Rites
41. The Wizard
42. His Perfumed Highness
43. The Rose Plum
44. Bamboo River
45. The Lady at the Bridge
46. Beneath the Oak
47. Trefoil Knots
48. Early Ferns
49. The Ivy
50. The Eastern Cottage

51. A Boat upon the Waters
52. The Drake Fly
53. The Writing Practice
54. The Floating Bridge of Dreams

"The Song of Unending Sorrow"

Camille (1936)

Camille (silent)



For those with a PC
1) Download this file (http://www.box.net/shared/2jp8f7iqhh) to your desktop
1) Run FighterVerses2011.exe (self-extracting file)
2) Open folder just creatd called 'MyItzyBits'
3) Double-click FighterVerses.vbs file to play verse for week.
It plays the verse display it's text(after 30 seconds it disappears).


Reading: The Complete Chess Player

I didn't know 'rank' and 'file' came from chess. Nor, that 'checkmate' came from Persion for 'The King is dead...'

Good book. I started it years ago -- when I'd taught my daughter to play. When she found I was reading it she hid it. SO! Since she's now lost interest it's time for me to grow in knowledge of the game.

The Complete Chess Player

Anyone know of free play on Internet without ads?

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