Most people think that if you’re going to have a lot of content consistently, then you have to broaden your topic range. But as I’ve found out in the last few months, getting focussed is the real key to writing often. I think I’ve found myself in two categories, with media reviews being one, and the other being collections of thoughts on particular topics. Sure, there have been some random things thrown in along the way, but alongside all the books and music have been series on vocation, lively debate about language usage, and currently a look at the use of cloud computing.

One of my major goals for 2011 is to incorporate audio onto the website. I’m not looking to make a splash on the iTunes podcast chart, though I’ll try and have the feed listed there for your convenience. It is, however, the most convenient way to post discussion and dialog with a broad spectrum of people. Yes, this is the year that other literal voices will emanate from Reflective Musings, at the same time as I begin to build a collective of writers for the blog too. Community is a driving force in my life, so all of this is very normal and good, and extremely exciting to me!

I thought I’d give you the lowdown on what type of content to expect from the Reflective Musing podcast feed.


These are the things I’ll be pursuing first. There’s a few people I know that I’m going to throw a microphone in the midst of and record us discussing selected works. I’m hoping the first one will be a discuss on Richard Baxter’s The Godly Home. Expect lively discussion, challenging ideas and hopefully no punch-ups!


Sarah listens to NPRs This American Life obsessively. I sometimes get to listen to it with her and love the show. I also love Nampa, ID where we live. Being an outsider in some ways, I thought a really great way to get to know the city better would be to interview some people, get the stories and history. Then I thought other people might like to hear it too.


Amazingly, I still write a song once in a while. With no time to really push musical engagements, I still want to do something with them. In fact, the very first episode of the podcast is a song I wrote last year. You can check it out here.

Music Roundup

Some months are busier than others, either in terms of my schedule, or the amount of releases coming out. At such times, you might find me doing an audio roundup of releases.

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