Captivity + Time = Mark 8:36

Mandela I never thought that I would be spending so much time thinking about Nelson Mandela and whales, but I have been. In paying attention to the many commemorative magazine covers honoring him, what appeared more profound than his passing was the documentation of a black man with a raised fist living as long asContinue reading “Captivity + Time = Mark 8:36”

Doing Something Hard Part II: Jay Z and Social Responsibility

I’m offended by that because first of all, and this is going to sound arrogant, but my presence is charity. Just who I am. Just like Obama’s is. Obama provides hope. Whether he does anything, the hope that he provides for a nation, and outside of America is enough. Just being who he is. You’reContinue reading “Doing Something Hard Part II: Jay Z and Social Responsibility”

The Importance of Questions

There is a very short article and a 2:53 video at the Big Think site about the value of asking the right questions. According to the article, data from the U.S. School System reveals that “the average high school student asks one question of substance per month in a classroom.” This troubling find would makeContinue reading “The Importance of Questions”

A Message from Santa!

My mother and one of her friends recommended  to me. It’s a site that allows you to work with Santa in composing a personalized video message for a special recipient. I highly recommend this site. My son watched his special message for over an hour last night and woke up asking for it thisContinue reading “A Message from Santa!”