Javier Plumey

Faith. Tech. Life.

April 10, 2024

08:38 AM ▸

Didn’t get a chance to post yesterday about this, but I did get a chance to enjoy the partial eclipse in my area. I got to my son’s high school a little before pickup and spent about five minuted before and after the peak. It was the first time I’ve done this and I wish I and been able to see totality.

April 9, 2024

09:56 PM ▸

📷 #mbApr Day 09

A variety of snack bags and packages are clustered together, presumably inside a cupboard or pantry.

Not original, but all I could find for “crispy”.

April 8, 2024

10:02 PM ▸

📷 #mbApr Day 08

A car is charging at a brightly lit electric vehicle station at night, with ambient lighting and trees in the background.

My attempt to help prevent greenhouse emissions which cause climate change.

April 7, 2024

09:46 AM ▸

Today I learned of the passing of Vernon Vinge. I read A Fire Upon the Deep in high school and it was a major turning point in my love of science fiction. I’m going to re-read True Names in his honor.

11:03 AM ▸

📷 #mbApr Day 07

Two children hugging and standing in the surf on a beach, waves approaching, under a cloudy sky. There is no text in the image.

Taken some time ago, but this day epitomizes well-being. Family time, happiness, acceptance.

10:00 PM ▸

Had a nice morning. After church we visited a spot downtown with a food market and a popup vintage clothing market, popped into a local plant shop, and a local book store. Oh, and empanadas and ice cream.

Variegated green and white pothos plant hangs from a black pot, indoor setting with soft natural light filtering through the leaves.

A transparent pink dragonfly ornament is clipped onto a green stem, with a blurred indoor plant-filled background.

Potted plants line a wooden shelf against a brick wall, with empty woven baskets above them.

A metal scoop rests in a container of tropical soil, situated in a plant-filled shop with a sink and potted plants.

A collection of black pebbles closely packed together, filling the frame with their shiny textures.

Multiple colorful plastic dinosaur toys are scattered in a decorative metallic bowl on a wooden surface.

A sticker on a worn surface depicts a knife and vegetables with the text “VEGGIE MASSACRE."

Bookshelves line a cozy, well-lit bookstore; various titles indicate a wide selection, and a person browses in the background.

A black silhouette of a dog sits next to a sign saying “Look! It’s a Book Store” with an arrow, all painted on a green brick wall.

April 6, 2024

05:31 PM ▸

📷 #mbApr Day 06

A butterfly-shaped kite flies against a clear blue sky, with its string trailing downward.

A breezy day out on Fort McHenry last week.

06:51 PM ▸

Feeling under the weather. Watching baseball with a puppy on my lap. Dinner is in the oven. Feeling quite cozy and grateful for a peaceful existence.

April 5, 2024

06:02 PM ▸

📷 #mbApr Day 05

Feet on an ottoman, facing a TV in a cozy living room setting with plants and furniture.

After a week in NYC, putting my feet up and taking in a deep breath of no people, cars, or noise is the serenity I needed.

April 4, 2024

09:25 PM ▸

📷 #mbApr Day 04

A building facade overgrown with ivy and colorful flowers, featuring balconies and windows, situated on a city street.

The famous foliage at Bryant Park in NYC, as taken by my wife today on the first dry day of our vacation.

10:28 PM ▸

NYC 2024 Day 4

We headed up towards Central Park, hitting St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the NY public library, Bryant Park, Apple Fifth Avenue, Grand Central Station, a few shopping outlets, and an amazing Italian dinner.

wooden escalator at Macys.

Ornate archway with decorative tiles, framing a view of a tree and sky, implying an outdoor architectural setting.

A musician sits playing an erhu under a decorative archway, with silhouetted figures and a statue visible in the illuminated park background.

Cherry blossoms in full bloom stand before a towering, ornate building under a blue sky partly filled with clouds.

Ornate golden altar with intricate designs, surrounded by flowers, set against a backdrop of tall stained-glass windows in a cathedral interior.

A highly ornate ceiling features embossed golden flowers within octagonal, dark panels, surrounded by floral designs, in a room with white decorative cornices.

Bare tree branches intersperse, partially obscuring a modern skyscraper against a cloudy sky backdrop.

10:45 PM ▸

🔗 All people of faith should stand against China’s Uyghur genocide | America Magazine — americamagazine.org

There seems to be no end in sight regarding disagreements on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, abortion, same-sex marriage and the like. But Christians, Jews and Muslims, as well as Democrats, Republicans and independents, can all agree that the Uyghur genocide, in which the Chinese Uyghur population (who are predominantly Muslim) has endured imprisonment, forced labor, religious persecution and much else, is an affront to human dignity and religious freedom.

April 3, 2024

05:49 PM ▸

I honestly thought I would hate this, but it was absolutely incredible.

A spotlight illuminates an empty stage in a vintage theater, casting a blue hue over scattered stage props and seating area.

A theater marquee displays “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” in illuminated letters with celestial motifs; pedestrians gather below. Text: “Live on stage,” “Our journey has only just begun."

A chalk-like drawing of a zebra with swirling lines and patterns, set against a dark background with light strokes resembling lightning.

05:57 PM ▸

📷 #mbApr Day 03

A MetroCard rests on a dark surface, displaying text “MTA MetroCard” and instructions “Insert this way / This side facing you”.

This little guy helped my son get around NYC. The rain is insane so the public transport was clutch.

April 2, 2024

10:29 PM ▸

My wife took this at Little Island in NYC.

Such lovely flower and plant arrangements there.

April 1, 2024

March 31, 2024

10:12 AM ▸

Tried playing my Apple Music library on shuffle this morning and the first thing that popped up was this little gem from when my kids were little. I’m torn about whether to keep these in the library because they are a cute reminder of years gone by.

A screen shot of a song called Every Little Thing by the Fresh Beat Band&10;

March 30, 2024

10:20 PM ▸

Found a funky Asian street food restaurant in Bethesda, MD today.

A lit filament bulb hangs in front of a wall adorned with various posters exhibiting eclectic imagery, including text and graphics, invoking a retro, artistic vibe.

Neon signs and stickers dominate an urban night scene, with a prominent illuminated orange fish sign in the foreground against a backdrop of various advertisements and neon lights.

March 29, 2024

09:55 PM ▸

So glad this week is winding down. Just a couple more days, including a hectic Easter with worship and technical responsibilities, then I’m off for five days visiting NYC!

March 27, 2024

09:46 PM ▸

3.5 hours, 9 musicians, 3 separate worship teams, all set up with IEM and vocal and instrumental presets. Whirlwind of a rehearsal but so good.