Skateboarding has been such a consistent and constant part of my life. I literally grew up with these guys on my walls, in my magazines and on my boards. I am so excited about this film!
Richard Dawkins on evolution and creationists
How does it make you feel?
I'm not a cat person. 1) I'm allergic and 2) Cats seem as if they could care less. That said, I like these two cats.
Toben, at least it's not a Cat Valentine!
Favorite quote from this video “Nothing thrills me more than seeing kids pollinating plants instead of each other.”
This guy is funny!
This is something that really excites me. I am a grower. In the 2nd grade my mom asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and my answer was ‘Farmer.’ At times I wish that vocation was my calling in life. For now, it’s still public ministry. Someday, you never know. Please take 14 minutes today and watch an amazing teacher in action. This guy loves kids and is making a difference. I LOVE IT!!
BTW: if you're not watching TED talks, you're really missing out. Stop watching TV that will tear you down and start watching programs that will grow your brain, make you think and inspire you to do great things. http://ted.com
Has anyone made a parody of Beyonce's song about single parents? If not, who will accept this challenge?
(my mom, ala Ben Harper, trying to steal kisses)
I’ll get to the anniversary in a second. But first I was thinking of a real world example of parenthood over the weekend. I woke up at 5:00am this past Friday, boarded a flight to Los Angeles, CA, picked up my rental car (minivan!) and drove to a meeting with my attorney (good meeting). Afterwards I met a friend for lunch, drove 2 hours to see my father-in-law “Big Steve” to pick up a few boxes of photos and memory keepsakes for my wife Laura. Then I started to drive back to CO. I stopped driving around midnight. Woke up at 6:30am on Saturday and drove the rest of the way home. A grand total of 1,101 miles of driving in around 20 hours. Saturday night (actually Sunday morning) Luci woke up teething at 12:30am. Sunday afternoon I drove Luci around for 2 hours for her afternoon nap. It was then that I thought, “This is the definition of parenthood.” After driving for 20 hours in two days I’d still gladly drive around my baby if it will keep her asleep. It’s not because I’m a saint (you all know I’m not), it’s because that is what you do when you are a parent.
My parents have sacrificed for my sister and I since before we were born. They are GREAT parents and amazing role models. I am very blessed to have lived in a household with such an fine example of the marriage ideal.
Thank you mom and dad! Thank you for raising the bar and giving me a goal to strive for.
I hope you have a happy happy anniversary. And, I hope (and pray) you get to celebrate many more.
I love you,
PS You (my readers) can help me celebrate my parents marriage by posting your well-wishes in the comments section. I'll pass them along to my folks later this week.
Thought that title might get your attention :-)
I pray that in my dark times I can truthfully speak the words of Habakkuk 3:17,18
"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior."