Archives for September 2011

Words of Advice for Soccer Parents

Before I launch into my semi-rant about soccer parents, I fully admit that I have crossed the line on each and every one of my suggestions below. I am just as competitive and excitable as the next parent, so this post is just as much of a reminder for me as it is for those [Read More…]

What Leaders Can Learn About Change From Facebook

[Photo: drurydrama] Tickers, blue corners and close friends oh my. Yes, Facebook has done it again. Not since the great “Rounded Corners Kerfuffle of 2008” has there been such an uproar over changes to the design and architecture of our beloved Facebook. I know that there are a variety of reactions to the recent changes, [Read More…]

A Christian Parent in Support of the CA FAIR Education Act

For those of you familiar with the California’s FAIR Education Act (SB48), it is the latest target for many Christian groups who believe that homosexuality is a sin. Motivations are far more complex than that but for me to try and capture what my brothers and sisters in Christ on that side of the aisle believe would be unfair. [Read More…]

Book Review: “Is God a Christian?” by R. Kirby Godsey

For my first foray into the Patheos Book Club I chose to take a peek at R. Kirby Godsey’s book Is God a Christian?. With words and emotions of the the 9/11 10 year remembrance in the air, I thought this would be a great book to help me think about some of the harder questions confronting religion today. I [Read More…]

Applauding Executions Might be American, but it is not Christian

[photo: alphadesigner] I must admit I rarely comment in this manner about things that I did not see or hear firsthand, but like so many who might not have watched the GOP debate last night, my interest was piqued when I began to see tweets about the applause Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) received for his [Read More…]

My San Francisco: Labor Day March and Rally

Yesterday being Labor Day and all, what a better way to remember and celebrate labor in the United States than a good old fashioned union action? Yeah, I know that many struggle with unions these days, but I am one of those who believes that working people, middle-class and those who do not occupy the [Read More…]

A Shameless Ask for a Silly Contest About.Me

I have talked about the about.me service before, but just in case . . . about.me acts as a kind of online business card where you can hold and share a snapshop of who you are: bio, images, links, etc.  I have found it a great way for folks to connect with me while being able to [Read More…]

Be the Change: 9/11 Remembrances, The Ribbons of Hope Project and The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations

One of my ongoing projects, the “BE THE CHANGE” series highlights people and projects that I encounter during my travels who are doing the hard work of changing the world for the better. Subjects are chosen by me with no committee or proposal process 😉 So if you know of a person or project that you [Read More…]