Wednesday, February 3

"Buy a Gun -- Piss Off a Liberal"

Perhaps even more dangerous than the proliferation of guns is the proliferation of attitude. 

It's hard enough to make things work when we are unintentionally pissing each other off. We certainly damn ourselves when we become intentional about pissing off those with whom we disagree -- be they conservative, liberal, or whatever.

Monday, February 1

Tumble Weeds

The Laveen Conveyance Channel, just a few hundred feet from our house, is one of the great features of Laveen. It is a 5.8 mile walking, running, and cycling path along a canal that runs with irrigation water most of the year, provides flood control when it rains, and during storms collects tumble weeds. We had some significant wind with the half inch of rain that fell last night. And as I was riding home from my first errand this morning I discovered the tumble weeds and ducks along the way.

Wednesday, January 27

Tokyo farm in an office

This Tokyo farm in an office is more than a novelty or gimmick. It is an attempt to integrate more nature into the live of employees in order to boost their health -- and to rove that it can be done.

Tuesday, January 26

Is there a market for this?

There are 7.3 million vegetarians (including vegans) in the US -- 3.2% of the population. About 10% of the population says that while they occasionally eat meat they lean toward a vegetarian diet.

Sunday, January 24

Islanders worship

I love it when Pacific Islanders feel free to dance and worship in their own way. It often resonates more with me than Westernized music -- even though I'm Haole.

Thursday, January 21

Bamboo bikes in Ghana

I love bikes. I love bamboo. And after watching this, I've come to love Ghanaians.

Friday, January 8

Introducing Matthew

This introduction to the gospel of Matthew, as told from the perspective of a refugee, is brilliant. The video was produced by InterVarsity for the Urbana '15 gathering in December 2015.

Sunday, December 27

Key Limes from seed

Ten plus years ago I started several key lime trees from seeds that came with grocery store purchased limes. When we moved to Guam, one of the trees, still in a pot, ended up with my parents. They planted it in their Tempe, Arizona yard. Eventually they sold the house to my brother and he inherited the tree.

About two years ago the tree started to fruit, and this fall had enough limes that I could harvest some to make a great tasting key lime pie. From those limes I saved seeds, planted them in my seed tent, and now one has germinated. Ten years from now, Lord willing, we'll be enjoying key lime pie produced from this little guy.