Category: Cool Stuff

  • Our Olympic Moment with Rulon Gardner, Gold Medalist

    We’ve spent hours glued to the tube, watching the Olympics lately. We’ve Tivoed nearly everything, so we’ve been able to catch some of the lesser known sports like: BMX racing, shotput, badminton, table tennis, shooting, trampoline, and weight-lifting. The other night we were watching wrestling when we heard a familiar voice… it was Rulon Gardner. […]

  • An innovative video that’s fun too: Western Spaghetti

    Brett sent me a link to this innovative and cool stop-animation video, called Western Spaghetti. It’s worth a watch. Check it out:

  • Finally: A Photograph of the Pot at the End of the Rainbow

    I got this photo in an email today. It made me laugh. I really love rainbows, and you know how hard it is to find the end. Nice play on words too!

  • Congrats to Doug on Graduating College (Plus a Party on June 14)

    My brother Doug has graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a double major in graphic design and drawing. Way to go! He is currently searching for a job, so if you know of any leads, send me an email or leave a comment. We are having a graduation party for him on June […]

  • Upcoming Concerts that Brett Recommends

    Brett says: Here’s an update on good tunes around St. Louis… Consider this an FYI. You may see me at any of these events. In Summary (worth checking out): Yellowjackets – 5/21-5/24 (Got our tix for May 24 at 8:30 p.m.) Groove Thang – 5/17/08 – our local favs, also from our wedding reception […]

  • Check out the new music video from our church, “My Whole World” — Very Cool!

    Our church has just released its first music album called, “My Whole World.” This is the title song, and I thought it was a very cool video to boot! Very visually pleasing and funky!!! If you’d like to hear more, stop by St. Louis Family Church on Friday night or Sunday morning. The “My Whole […]

  • Sonia Launches New Business Offering Communications & Writing (and leaves her job of 9 years!)

    It’s been a year of change. After much prayer and consultation, I decided to leave my job as director of public relations and start my own communications business. The new biz is named Coleman Unlimited, and it will offer communications, writing, marketing, Web and public relations services. I’ve already got some clients on the docket, […]

  • Helpful Friendship Tips

    In late March, we heard some really good teaching on friendship from our pastor, Jeff Perry. It was at the Anchors meeting, a hip new get-together for St. Louis Family Church’s new 20s & 30s group. We really enjoyed his comments, so I thought I’d share. (It was so good that Brett kept leaning over […]

  • 5 Cool Digital Tools for the New Year

    With the new year, we’re all looking for ways to get more organized and improve our lives. Here’s a few digital tools that have helped Brett and I tremendously: 1. Remember the Milk ( – This is a free, incredible tool for managing tasks and to-dos. It has tagging, date, location, time estimate, frequency, and […]

  • Great Thoughts on Simplicity

    I recently read an article in Associations Now Magazine about simplicity. I enjoyed these two quotes: “Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” –John Maeda, author of the Laws of Simplicity “Simplicity is the essence of profound insight.” —Good to Great author Jim Collins So often people think big words and jargon […]