Thursday, July 30, 2009


HOLY CRAP. So, some of you know about my friend, Ted Kluck, who I met at our church. So like, you have to check out this link and read a "letter to the editor" in Christianity Today takin on ESPN likes it's nobody's business. It's awesome and so Ted to write it, being a serious sports nut and geek, and really smooth with verbiage. I think you will appreciate the smack in the face he gives to corporate pimps.

P.S. The awesome pic is Ted signing some autographs for some of his semi-pro fans...priceless

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

new summer read

Hey fam,

Just wanted to pass on and recommend a new read for my 2 families - who've been rooted, raised and established in the church our entire lives. This day in age there is a stigma towards the church in our culture - towards organized religion - I see in amongst my high school students. I am starting to read it; it's well-balanced and just a solid read. Check it out on amazon for $9.00. Much love.

And praying that all the babies come soon, healthy- adoptions and deliveries!

Jeff xo

Friday, July 17, 2009

You couldn't make this stuff up.

Our zoo's African Safari just reopened after a few years of renovation. It's pretty sweet. The glass around the exhibits don't have visible frames, so it looks like the animals are uncaged. The other night, we turned the corner to see a hyena against the glass, and Wes jolted because he thought it was loose!

And while Jeff will swear we somehow "ordained" the naming of these two lions, you can be sure it's mere coincidence.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Winston Churchill Quotation

We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. - Winston Churchill

Monday, July 13, 2009

middle ground

To counter my blast on Palin, here (link) is a good argument based on the Pope's latest encyclical that the way forward is not by rigidly aligning ourselves behind a party or a leader but by aligning ourselves with the Kingdom of God, "our present political alignments are not the only ones imaginable... truth may not be served by perfect ideological conformity". Should Christians worry about government redistributing wealth? Probably not. But at the same time we should emphasize the importance of a decentralized government. great article, and the Pope usually has a lot of insightful things to say too!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

bye bye

not trying to stoke the political coals again, but Peggy Noonan's article in the WSJ this weekend offered the best reasons why the Palins need to retire to Wasilla for good, "she is the most careless sower of discord since George W. Bush." (read article). The Republicans need to pay more attention to the thoughtful voices in their party like Peggy Noonan and less to the usual hot air balloons (e.g. limbaugh, hannity, beck, etc. blah blah blah)

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Bored in the morning? Make a video!

Cash is a big fan of Ernie's "Dance Myself to Sleep" song, so it gets sung quite a bit around here. Here's a video of his latest way to dance to this song. Who knows. Plus, there's a bit of funny toddler talk at the end.