Tom Zimmer
Saturday, April 18, 2009
  Cross Country Riders CMA chapter in Taylor Texas
Debbie and I went to an event at Woods Honda/Kawasaki/Suzuki/Yamaha off Breaker Ave. at IH35 in Austin today, in support of the new CMA chapter in Taylor Texas called Cross Country Riders. The Cross Country Riders wanted to have an event where people could get to know about them, so they coordinated with Woods cycles to set up a hospitality table in support of their raising funds for the one and only CMA fund raiser called Run For The Son. They had a silent auction, various biker (female bikers that is) head bands, hand drawn post cards and other stuff, that were sold to support the cause, including sodas and sausage wraps, which were very popular. We went and hung out, and came close to buying a bike a couple of times, but clearer heads, or maybe pocket books prevailed.

Click on the title above to see a photo gallery of the event.



Tuesday, April 14, 2009
  How Can I? - UCOA Message for April 15th, 2009

How can I say in the midst of my worries, that God will bring me through? 

How can I say after being dragged down by a long day at work that God will lift me up?

How can I say when the bills are overflowing, and my account is nearly drained that God will provide?

How can I say when I am sick, or my bones are broken that God will heal me?

How can I say these things? Well I can because He can and will bring me through.., lift me up.., provide for my needs and heal my broken body.

Matt 11:28-30 

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

I believe, not just in Him, but I believe Him.  I believe what He says is true.  Do you believe Him?

Tom Zimmer


Saturday, April 04, 2009
  Gallery of pictures from the Samsung HZ10W Camera
Hello Everyone,

First of all to Debbie, Yes dear, I bought another camera. Anyone need one or two old Casio cameras? 7MP?

I went to Frys Electronics for the first time in a few weeks, big mistake! I found the HZ10W (great name!), 10MP, 10x optical, stabilization, etc, etc.

I actually went in looking for a Cannon, since they have had a great reputation for the last several years, but somehow I walked out with the Samsung. It wasn't significantly cheaper ($20), but the HZ10W has a 2.4 mm (like 24 mm in a film camera) ultra wide lens.

Anyway, the last few weeks, I have been feeling kind of down, lots of pressure at work, and Debbie is off to California visiting the grand kids (it's ok Debbie, don't worry about me). Anyway, again, this morning I was reading my daily devotional, and it said something like "you have spent too much time going after things, which is draining you spiritually. You need to go spend some time with God, and get re-energized." So, I picked up my trusty "thing" (the camera), and went in search of some time with God. I drove around looking for the infamous Texas Blue Bonnets, but... there aren't any (not enough rain), at least not yet. So I kept wandering, and landed in Pflugerville, and parked near a green strip (a place with lots of grass where people can walk, cycle, jog, etc.). I started wandering on foot (yes Debbie I can walk), and found that this green strip was right next to the river. It was kind of overgrown, but there were a few places where I could wind my way over to the edge of the water, and so for two hours I just wandered around, looking for beautiful things (God made them!) to take pictures of. It was very relaxing and peaceful. I took over 100 pictures, and pared them down to 61, and published them as a gallery on my MobileMe account.

Take a look, I think you will find some you like. Oh, Dad, you aught to like lots of there, I used the Vivid and Forest setting for lots of them, so they have very saturated color. Forgive me Mark, I have dad's color saturation disease :-}

A final note about the camera, it also shoots 720p (1280x720) video at 30 fps with stereo sound, and the zoom can be used while you are taking video. It shoots MP4 (AVC/AAC) directly, that is compatible with Quicktime.

I hope everyone is having a great year, and I hope you enjoy the pictures.



Click the title above or this link to see the gallery;


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I am a Christian, Debbie is my wonderful wife. She is also a Christian, and my perfect helpmate. I have two adult children Pam & Chip, I have four wonderful grandchildren, granddaughters Chloe & Claire, and grandsons Ezra and Corbin. I am a Biker, I ride a 1999 Harley Davidson Road King, I am a member of the New Life Riders (Austin, TX) chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), I am Chaplain of the United Clubs Of Austin (UCOA), I am the Author or Co-Author of several Forth computer language development systems including VIC-Forth, ColorForth (for the Radio Shack Color Computer), 64Forth (for the Commodore 64), F-PC (for DOS), Win32Forth (for Windows) and TCOM (a native DOS compiler), I am a Software Engineer for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Austin, TX, where I develop Windows C# applications for analytical instrument data processing and reporting.

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