Here’s a video I did with the few minutes of warmth we got so far this summer. It features music by Monkeyshine.
July 2, 2009
November 26, 2008
Working on the campaign was fun but also tiring. I learned a lot. More on that later.
Meanwhile, I would like to recommend the following TED talk. No matter which side of the fence you may have stood during this recent campaign this brief talk may explain how the entire spectrum of thinking – liberal to conservative – is critical for our long term success as a civilized nation and world.
(Note: if you do not see an image below, select either “player 7 or player 8” below to activate the video player. Or, if you have a high speed connection, you may wish to view the short talk in High Definition here.)
August 1, 2008
What if you learned your closet made you gay – but only while you were in your closet? Talk about a situational attitude transformation!
July 27, 2008
During the beautiful Upper Peninsula summer we take Gus the dog to Lake Superior for a little fun and a bath. One of our favorite spots is this little rocky beach near Calumet Michigan.
UPDATE: Thanks to CC Chapman for helping me figure out mDialog.com I can now embed videos uploaded there. I am trying out various video hosting sites. Which of these two do you prefer?
May 5, 2008
On matters of reality we attribute differing views as opinion when it comes to ice cream flavors. On matters of religion, family, country, identity, and life, we attribute views different than ours as threatening, ignorant, or psychotic. The following perspective will no doubt rattle people who have decided Wright is wrong. If this is you, I challenge you to be a little rattled.
“[Reverend] Wright’s offensive opinions and inflammatory appearances are judged differently (than John Hagee, Pat Robertson and Billy Graham). He doesn’t fire a shot in anger, put a noose around anyone’s neck, call for insurrection, or plant a bomb in a church with children in Sunday school. What he does is to speak his mind in a language and style that unsettles some people, and says some things so outlandish and ill-advised that he finally leaves Obama no choice but to end their friendship. We are often exposed to the corroding acid of the politics of personal destruction, but I’ve never seen anything like this — this wrenching break between pastor and parishioner — before our very eyes. Both men no doubt will carry the grief to their graves. All the rest of us should hang our heads in shame for letting it come to this in America, where the gluttony of the non-stop media grinder consumes us all and prevents an honest conversation on race. It is the price we are paying for failing to heed the great historian Jacob Burckhardt, who said “beware the terrible simplifiers.”
See the rest of the 6.5 minute piece below.