Blog Changes

After many years with the same layout, I’ve taken the plunge and changed my blog layout. It’s probably well beyond time for this.

Change is good, and in the digital world that changes every day, it was probably silly to keep the same layout for almost a decade.

The layout was tied to my website, which really also needs serious updating.

In fact, I manage three websites, and all three of them need serious upgrading pretty soon. Look for that. Very soon.

In the meantime, now might be a fun time to journey back through some of the entries here. This new layout is a part of Blogger’s “Dynamic Design Templates,” and they’re pretty cool.

Just click on some entries to see the fun interface.

Even more fun than this, close out this entry, and find the menu up in the top left….it probably says “Magazine” as the default.

Scroll through some of other cool ways you can look at organize all the content here. My favorite is “Flipcard.” You can arrange things by date…and by “label” Both, very very cool.

The only annoyance right now is that Disqus does not seem to work with this interface. That’s a serious annoyance for me. I hope they figure that out soon.

So, change is good.

Check it out.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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