Monday, July 27, 2009

ONE WAY FARM

One of the coolest things about my job is the incredible people I get to meet. One of those people is Barbara Condo, the director of an organization called "One Way Farm." It is an organization that supports the healing of severely abused children.

Check it out:

"One Way Farm Children's Home provides residential care 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Our agency provides an Animal Education Therapy Program, an Employment Training Program, Counseling Services and a Youth Program to further the healing of our children, all very unique programs. We have served approximately 8,000 children and have been in business since 1976. We are licensed by the Job and Family Services and serve children from throughout the State of Ohio."

Barbara runs this organization from her residence, and she is passionate about loving children out of brokenness. It is not surprising that Barbara is a Believer.

If you have a moment, take a look at the letters written by some the the children, ... and then if you are up to it, take a look at some of their needs.

It's easy stuff.

Love Wins.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

like bunnies?

... then don't watch this.




... this guy seems to have "a thing" for twenties-era art.


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I just noticed the caption for the video. Please note that while it reads "Me in my Bunny Sleeper," the "Me" in that sentence does not mean "me."

I have a ducky sleeper.

Friday, July 17, 2009

getting air

We are born into this world with a taste for Perfection because our Maker knows us, and He loves us where we are.

Maybe He puts us into the world like a father would put his son into a 1993 Toyota Celica GT.

We take our first hard-turn-left at 90 MPH.

He knows that the vehicle is much too fast, and He knows that the chances of dying are patiently real.

But He allows us to wildly "fly" into a torn, incomplete, broken, uncertain, ... imperfect certainty.

We speed toward destruction and death.

He knows the enemy's tools: our desire to drive fast, ... for the road to succumb to our will.

But He also knows the possibilities found in choosing the road blazed by His Son.

And with every moment of Listen, He reminds us that BIRDS learn to fly off-road, ... where even blistered tires have no traction.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

"socialism works!"

We went to the North Side parade today, and it was great. I really like North Side because it is eclectic and different. Lot's of different types of people ... all doing different types of things.

For example, one float had a bunch of drag-queens holding and displaying a diversity of politically oriented signs.

I love that stuff, particularly when eccentricities are compounded.

In particular, I loved one fine individual dancing and jumping around a float platform named "Guerilla Queer Bar", ... belly shirt, red-white-blue boy-shorts, and hairy belly that appeared to be pierced. Just imagine that "We Are the Champions" was blaring as this "boy shorts" superhero is jumping around the stage with enough energy to strike a match in someone else's shirt-pocket.

She/He was holding a neon-green sign reading, ... "Socialism Works!"

Happy Independence Day, America!




"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use." ~ Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

there is no spoon ..

... made of lead, ... melted down into a molten liquid, ... and now cooling in my mouth ... for me to in just a second, ... spit out as a semi-solid, yet searing-hot, state ... in order to burn Korean Morpheus: