A Woman With Wisdom, The One In a Million

Hot women? …all day long.

Beauty and Brains… plentiful as well.

Finding one with Wisdom?

…Now that’s the 1 in a million!

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Yesterday I Saw a Lion Kiss a Dear

…don’t you dare let our best memories bring you sorrow
Yesterday I saw a lion kiss a deer
Turn the page, maybe we’ll find a brand new ending
Where we’re dancing in our tears…

Hello Dear Readers, I’m Finally Breaking The Silence On My Blog.

For such an occasion, nothing could be more absolutely fitting than to present one of the most beautiful songs and live recordings ever.

Gregg Alexander – Lost Stars (lyrics below)

The song ‘Lost Stars’ along with Gregg Alexander’s life, music, and career choices are so very close to my heart because of my own life experiences and due to my daily considerations about the state of things in our world, chiefly concerning the multitude of ‘lost stars’ which we are all either part of, or by the grace of God redeemed from. The concept of us all being stars/stardust, both in the spiritual sense as well as scientific, for indeed both are truly one in the same, is one I’ve passionately studied out and have written essays about; essays which I eagerly look forward to releasing as blog posts here in the near future.

This song is also so very close in poetic style and feeling (as are other songs by Gregg) to my own writings/songs that this song actually feels as if I wrote it.

Furthermore, due to circumstances leading to my fiance’ leaving me, I relate well to the lyrics expressed in the song about wanting to be seen for more than “just a boy caught up in dreams and fantasies” while “reaching out for someone I can’t see” as well as other such lines in the song as, “I’ll be damned, Cupid’s demanding back his arrow”, …Definitely, it’s the context of the whole song in which those lines lie coupled with my life struggles which give them heavier meaning far beyond the mere obvious sentiments of unrequited love. As a visionary and entrepreneur, my experience has been that finding a partner who will believe in me and my work is nothing short of a miracle! Well, I’ll save the details for my autobiography, but suffice it to say that I thought she was that miracle who could understand me and believe in me enough to brave the dark until we could enjoy the light at the end of the tunnel together.
But, no, she choose to ignore that ‘we are all lost stars searching for meaning’ while not believing me when I told her, “yesterday I saw a lion kiss a deer”.

And I thought I saw you out there crying
And I thought I heard you call my name
And I thought I heard you out there crying
But are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?
Are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?

My discovering this song while dealing with her leaving me is serendipitous enough to be sure, but even more so is the timing of the song’s release which also coincides with my relaunching of this site, since it also coincides with my success as an entrepreneur – ohh the wheels within the wheels…

After a 15-year hiatus away from publishing weekly/daily journal entries also known as ‘web logs’ or ‘weblogs’ (before the Pyra folks who started www.blogger.com coined the term ‘blogs‘; or at least commercialized and capitalized on it), I am finally breaking proscenium to lay bare bare my life, heart, and soul to the world again here on www.brentchristian.com in daily, or at least weekly updated journalistic form. Brace yourselves ~

After a 15-year long hiatus from the lime-light, Gregg emerged to bring attention to a John Carney film which he worked to write ‘Lost Stars’ specifically for. The film, originally titled Can a Song Save Your Life? and re-titled Begin Again for it’s theatrical release, tells a love story between working musicians and was written around the featured song ‘Lost Stars’ with both main characters Kiera Knightly and Adam Levine preforming versions of it…

Here is the 1st interview Gregg has given in 15 years:

Kiera Knightly performs her beautiful rendition of ‘Lost Stars’

Adam Levine performs ‘Lost Stars’ quite masterfully as well…

Lost Stars (lyrics)

Please don’t see
Just a boy caught up in dreams and fantasies
Please see me
Reaching out for someone I can’t see

Take my hand, let’s see where we wake up tomorrow
Best laid plans sometimes are just a one night stand
I’ll be damned, Cupid’s demanding back his arrow
So let’s get drunk on our tears

And God, tell us the reason youth is wasted on the young
It’s hunting season and the lambs are on the run
Searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?

Who are we?
Just a speck of dust within the galaxy?
Woe is me
If we’re not careful turns into reality

But don’t you dare let our best memories bring you sorrow
Yesterday I saw a lion kiss a deer
Turn the page, maybe we’ll find a brand new ending
Where we’re dancing in our tears

And God, tell us the reason youth is wasted on the young
It’s hunting season and the lambs are on the run
We’re searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?
and I thought I saw you out there crying
and I thought I heard you call my name
and I thought I heard you out there crying
But just the same

And God, give us the reason youth is wasted on the young
It’s hunting season and this lamb is on the run
searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?

And I thought I saw you out there crying
And I thought I heard you call my name
And I thought I heard you out there crying
But are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?
Are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?


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It’s Raining, Again

Sponge – Rainin’ (Live)

Here it is again, that mystical rain! Coming right into my house now!!!

…happened just like this 3 years ago.

Then after being well watered, I grew.
I was clean, refreshed, and made holy for the journey ahead.

Took to the road in faith and was met with mercy and grace,
for signs, wonders, and miracles.

This time will be 100 fold increase.
It’s time for the ‘latter rain’… Tsunami Rain.

Last one, washing all things pure for the the End of This Age and the Beginning of a New One.

[Post Pending About My Road Trips…]

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Hiatus from Hiatus

…One Year Later

Yikes! How the time flew since my last post – Ridiculous.

It’s even more ridiculous how the time has passed since the internet grew from a sparce network of Bulletin Board Systems to the Wide World Web and now to the ‘Internet of Things’ (whatever the tech that means).

Meanwhile, I’ve been traveling all around this growing mountian of technology we call the Internet… spending weary years in awe and addiction to the vast wealth of information it makes readily available to feed upon. Not wanting to miss a thing, I’ve wandered up ever so slowly in my climb to experience every detail along the way – a wildflower picker – stopping to enjoy every detail and even exploring the lunatic fridge of our www during my slow accent to my destiny as a content producer.

Soon, this traveler of information and human expression will take his turn in sharing myself with you again and finally make good on my promises to keep this site updated regularly.

The thing is, I actually have a ton of stuff to publish!

Seriously, authentic blog post goodness is heading your way once I get my head out of the cloud server and take the time to manage regular quality updates.

I’m constantly writing stuff actually, but unfortunately I usually get interrupted in the heat of inspiration and have to save it to a draft and forget about it. …But those drafts are not to be forgotten. They will see the light of day! …or rather the backside of the blogosphere. And you my dear readers, will hear tales from the forgotten days of web logging – When Ben Brown became an Internet Rockstar and zines were still the creative and passionate outlet of ‘geeks’, when truly connecting with someone online was not taken for granted, a time when proffiteering gluttons hadn’t yet fully polluted the waters of our beloved Internet. And here on my site you will once again get glimpses into my heart and soul, as I post about my life – my friends, my family, my journeys, my joys and sorrows, and life projects – all poured out on this blog…

Stay tuned. RSS anyone?

– brent

I am assembling a special network of blogs – a type of webring – which aims to be a throwback to the internet’s days of yore while utilizing all that’s fresh in modern web development to present a networked experience of nostalgia, kindred spirits, and future embrace. If this sort of thing interest you, then join me on my personal social network –> http://www.brentchristian.com/friends/

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Pivoting and Shutting Down is for Losers!

If you can’t come up with a good enough idea to stay the course, then don’t bother!!

Most of these new ‘tech’ ventures would do good to pivot towards shutting down before they ever even launch, instead of wasting everyones’ time and money on playing start-up games.

[Edit: This brief, hopefully sobering, post is a reactionary statement to all the ridiculous retoric (‘advice’) and speculation constantly going on about tech startups and was further prevoked by my reading of the following ‘duh’ article, http://blogs.wsj.com/accelerators/2013/01/03/prove-it-pivot-or-shut-it-down/]

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My Website Runs on Luminiferous Aether

Ethernet, which is the collective technologies of medium used to transmit data at the physical layer of our beloved Internet, derived its name from a concept held popular among physicist during the late 19th century – Luminiferous aether.

It has been said that the very idea of luminiferous aether, the invisible medium by which all light travels through, has been cut out of the scientific communities’ acceptace by “Occam’s razor”. However, reasoning along the lines of that razor means the pathetic acceptance of whatever seems rational instead of actually coming to know truth. This is how the theory of helio-centricity was introduced by Copernicus and devilishly hoisted upon the minds of men, and why it still remains a persistant detractor from the real truth of geo-centricity.

I heartily laugh at all this while the sun orbits me through light-bearing aether – for a little razor is no match for my mighty sword. 🙂

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~ Happy Valentines Day ♥

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4:20am awakening

i lay there thinking about her while i waited for sleep to come. then suddenly a sorta ‘pop’ happened in my head
and everything became completly still and quiet as if i was asleep while awake in an unconscience conscienceness.
7 seconds later that stillness was interupted with a sound like a shot-gun bast heard across the field of my mind.
I questioned it, but it was so mysterious that no thoughts could form with which to explain what was going on. i felt
at peace though and quickly thereafter fell into a deep sleep …ahemm… for 20 minutes… till some rough sounding noise
just outside my room woke me up and i was wide awake! i bothered myself as to whether i should get up and investigate
who might be breaking into my house or if i should just say a prayer and go back to sleep. by the time i said a prayer
and marveled at how wide awake i was, i had convinced myself it would also be prudent to at least get up to check what
that distressing noise was all about. finding nothing readily obvious to blame, i decided to forget about it, grab a bowel of
cereal, and go get some work done at the computer. then i thought about her again. i thought about writing to her,
but had nothing to say. there are no words for her right now. instead i wrote what could be written – this quirky glimpse
into a minute portion of my life during an inbetween time …inbetween thoughts of her.

brent christian

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“It’s My Birthday, I Can Blog If I Want To”

Thank for visiting my site and for all the gifts in the mail, emails, FB messages, etc, that have been flooding in…

i love you all!

Turning 31 years old marks 10 years since quite a few momentous occurrences in the life of Brent, so i’ll kick this post off with a list of some of those events mixed in with other trivial facts…

10 Years Ago in the Life of Brent at Age 21:

  • i was full of piss and vinegar.
  • smoked cigarettes and cig-a-weed
  • drove a little cute but extremely loud blue CRX.
  • moved to Austin, TX and subsequently began an 8 year tenure of living there.
  • didn’t know many people outside my peer group, but was eager to meet new people
  • witnessed 2 of my grandparent’s departure from planet earth to go be with Jesus.
  • began cross training for endurance sports, just after rehabilitation from serious injury.
  • spent a lot of time (sometimes romantically) entertaining best friend Krystal Kay!
  • launched the website you’re browsing now, www.brentchristian.com
  • began using Linux, exclusively, as my desktop platform.
  • became of U.S. legal age to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.
  • started my first business, BCS – Brent’s Computer Services.
  • formed acoustic-wanting-to-be-rock-n-roll band with friends Monte Peck and Derick.

ok, let’s see what has changed about your’s truly by contrasting the above with this…

Brent at age 31:

  • full of the Holy Spirit!
  • only ‘toking the Ghost’
  • drives a Jeep Cherokee and a Toyota Corolla.
  • been traveling a lot since leaving TX for the East Coast. (2 years ago last month) currently living in VA, and soon to take on a completely nomadic lifestyle.
  • have made friends with the most outrageously fun and intelligent people i could find from all over the world.
  • witnessed the birth of my 1st nephew.
  • kept up endurance excercise on and off over the years, but getting more serious about it again as I begin to train for this exciting event – http://www.nationalmarathon.com/
  • single, not a playboy anymore, knows how to treat women, and got my eyes on ‘the one’.
  • just made a commitment to keep www.brentchristian.com freshly updated and will also be bringing all the original content love back onboard.
  • still using Linux, i’m a genius working with it now.
  • rarely consuming alcohol these days, but looking foward to a drinking a Guiness tonight for my b-day (mm …they’re so good for you, ya know)
  • quit working with computers for a couple of years (as a proffesion) until earlier this year. launching a consulting business, just as I did 10 years ago!
  • still playing guitar!!

I don’t even have plans about what i’ll do today yet, but i don’t really care… i’m just so excited to be alive that just about anything will suit my day. why is that? …because everyday is like a birthday for me!! (complete with cake even, thanx to the lovely Mrs Vera Mills who consistently bakes delightful cakes and other goodies for me nearly each week.) i could spent time on any one of my many projects and be thrilled about it. so far, i’ve been up since 5 A.M. working away, and having a blast at it! yeah!! i celebrate life everyday i wake up, and each and every day i’m thankful to God for another one.

if i have a day like today tomorrow i’ll be just as overjoyed as I’ve been all day today!

Now many of you may be thinking, “why is this guy so ding-dong happy about his life?” … well, seriously get to know me and it will only be a matter of time before you understand. In fact you might find yourself in daily celebratory bliss as well, because this Joy is contagious.

And for those of you who think you know me well and are also asking the same question; perhaps doubting my genuine happiness… what question you really need to be asking yourself instead is, “do i even know this brent guy anymore”, cause you aren’t nearly as close to me as you think you are! Most likely you are stuck with some past memory of me, have misjudged my life, or may even be in error on both accounts. Several instances of late come to mind in which people who i should have a closer relationship with, including family, have asked about my welfare, asked about my future, asked about what i’m going to do with my life, etc, etc. hilariously to me, they’ve been asking as if they are worried about me… meanwhile, i’m living it up over here and loving life! yesterday after fielding some of these questions over the phone, i just laughed my head off afterwards… ooh what a difference perspective makes. i know this person meant well, but i wish they’d get a clue! ok, so that’s my birthday wish! …that people who i love will take the effort to get to know me better, that they will see my life in the new light that it’s been brought into. Hint: anyone who truly knows Jesus will understand what i mean here. …ya know how life with Him only get better with each passing day!?

i rarely ask for anything on my birthday. i really have most everything i want. of the things i would like to acquire, most of the items are somewhat eclectic items which i could never feel comfortable asking anyone to go out of their way to obtain. things like rare documentaries, books, electronics, etc. basically stuff that is pretty specific. because i don’t like telling someone exactly what i want when it’s a gift, i don’t. i rather be surprised with something i like than have to tell someone exactly what to buy me, that’s just lame! people who have a sincere relationship with you know what you like. that’s why true friends are usually the ones who give the most memorable gifts.

Happy Birthday!

i can’t even remember any birthday wishes of prior years, but this year i’ve got some that certainly take the cake… i think it’s cause my mind has been on super-hyper-over-drive lately. some of you would be fast to quip, “…well isn’t it always”? yes. true. …but, this time my mind has REALLY gone off the charts people! now that just might scare some of you, but trust me it’s being channeled into 100% quality productiveness this time around. so, more on that later in upcoming post and to be seen else where online when i finally begin launching the handful of projects scheduled for release over the next few months. for now, suffice it to say that i’ll be putting up something around 20+ new tasty websites.


ok, still following along?? …umm yeah, birthday wishes… i actually have some this year!

when my mom asked me about what i might want, i joked with her about wanting a specific special woman for my b-day… only, i seriously wasn’t joking! spending time with her is all i want to do and would certainly make this birthday boy’s day a truly special one! …so there’s day-dream # 1…

my 2nd wish has now also turned into a daydream… what else i’m seriously wishing for is too HUGE to plan *this* year… i have this fantastic dream of calling up ALL my friends from all over the world and flying them into NY for a party! …and i’m talking about everyone i know! so yeah, kinda a big dream and a little expensive too. nevertheless, it’s fun to imagine what a crazy combination of beautiful people it would be and to see my favorite people all in one place getting to know each other would be really awesome.

i’ve always subscribed to the philosophy that people, whether deserving or not, should be able to ‘have their cake and eat it too’…this mentality applied to vision says to me, ‘what good purpose are those dreams without ever seeing them realized… don’t let the cake just go to waste while looking at it, you idiot!” LOL …so be certain that i’ll remain a busy boy from now on with not only day-dreaming about those b-day wishes, but also plotting, planning, and scheming up ways to make both these awesome dreams come true! …and how about by 32?!

until then… what i’m asking for, is for everyone who i love to give me at least an hour on the phone with them!

…”what?! an entire hour.. is he crazy?!” well, of course i’m crazy! ok, i realize in our busy world, an hour may seem to be asking a lot …but consider that i’ll really be the one giving up the most time by putting this idea into practice, especially in my case. being the oldest of 7 siblings gives me 2 hours with my sisters, 4 hours of brothers, and another 2 for Mom and Dad, which totals 9 hours worth of talk time just for family!

oops… this simpler wish also comes with a little bit of complication, which is that i cannot be available to talk on the phone until mid month October! so, i’m asking for commitments instead.

“commitments!! …yikes; what a frightening word! …see, he really is crazy!”

well if that scares you, i bid thee farewell… for we have actually nearly reached the end of today’s blog journey here anyways and i do hope you enjoyed it! many thanx for joining along with me for this lengthy birthday rant!! leave your questions, comments, blah, blah, etc. in the box down below.

 …for those brave souls wanting to chat it up with me over the phone as suggested, i’ve gone and made it super simple for you to grant my birthday by pledging to giving me a chunk of your phone time. just use the handy lil widget below to schedule a time and leave a message. (…and, no, it doesn’t have to be an hour!)

[ Yikes!! This calendar schedule widget area is broken… but that’s ok, it’s not my birthday anymore! …and I don’t need random stalkers looking me up anymore 🙂 ]

while i mostly look forward to spending some time with close friends or family, those of you who are regular readers and would sincerely like to get to know me more here’s your chance. When using the app above to schedule a phone meeting, please leave some additional notes about why your interested in contacting me though. – thanx!

ok, after proofreading this article i’m going for a nap and then out to eat!!

woa, what’s that i hear?!? … a package delivery! …hooray for Birthday presents!!
[thank you Janice for all the shoobie doobie stuff, and who would have thought, a delicious birthday cupcake in the mail – wow funny!]

Thank you lovelies for hanging out with me here ~ blessings on all of you 🙂

– brent

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Walkie Talkie Party Line Excercise Adventures

…Just got back from what was my shortest stroll around the neighborhood in a year of living here.

Yep, this time I actually only did a quick ‘once around the block’. Now hopefully my shortened walking time will be for your benefit, as I spend time instead bringing to focus with this post what my normal walkabouts are all about…

Unlike tonight, usually when I go out for walks they become quite adventuresome outings! These spontaneous journeys often begin with a phone call which send me out the door to combine a good bit of fresh air and excercise with my phone time and can end up lasting for several hours. After spending a lot of my time working at the computer this is just the right thing to keep the blood pumping, my mind stimulated, and my spiritual bandwidth increasingly widened. Of course I also owe much of that to the caliber of wonderful people I associate with by telephone.

To comment on the benefits of fresh air and excercise that come with these walks would be undone without mentioning how amazing the landscape is here. My surrounding provides beautiful lush oxygen rejuvinating trees and a myriad of terrains to tackle. Often people have asked me, “What are you doing, why do you sound short of breath?” To which I must explain to them about some steep incline I’m hiking!

Walking while talking increases the quality of my time spent engaging on the phone by getting me away from any distractions in the house such as my roommate, computer, books, reminder notes, background music/noise, or whatever else, which allows for my undivided attention to be given those I’m conversing with.

These walk and talk adventures are a good way to clear my head too, which ends up happening either between calls or after a really long conversation. In the event of the latter case, when I finally hang up after a discussion worthy of that much talk time, I may find myself with at least an hour’s trek back! This is also great because it leaves me with plenty of time for reflection, which can be especially valuable due to the nature of our talks.

Our conversations regularly include topics related to, or most likely rather a combination of, spirituality, business, music, dreams and revelations, prophetic messages, computer geek speak, inventions, marketing, world events, Jesus, Jesus, and more Jesus! Of course, all things tie back to Him, and over many phone calls my friends and I have also spent our time praying together. Our prayers are one for another including each other’s family and friends, about the future, about current events, etc, etc… lotta heavy revy and Joy in those moments.. I love it! During these special times spent talking and praying with my loved ones I often see or sense angelic activity around me and have been thankful for the protection, encouragement, prompting, confirmation, and excitement they bring.

Sometimes we get party line style chats going! Calls like these are mostly spontaneous and great fun. Usually, someone calls me on the other line and I join the 2 calls together. Most of the time the other caller has an interest in what we are discussing and, in fact, that may even be why they are calling in… I love hosting divine Holy Spirit connection time on my line!

Having said that, I’d also like to announce the use of my conference line for interested parties. Soon I’ll be sending out personal invites with more information, including calling schedules.

For all those friends and family of mine who I haven’t heard from in a while but would also like to join in… just let me know! Others who are interested but don’t know me personally can send me a message letting me know what interest you have in being part of these conversations and perhaps you’ll be welcomed to get in on the action too. Contact me via this site, enquire by email, or on Facebook.

Thank you my friends for hanging out with me by tele, always looking forward to our next engagements… especially when we can all get together face to face ~ when distance is no longer a matter of traveling dollars, or even better, when teleportation privileges are granted us! …oh yeah!! 😉

…Until then, the party line is open to you!

(P.S. you will not be required to walk while you talk.. that’s just what i like doing LOL)

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