Thursday, February 28, 2008

The journal plays nice

Front page today in the abq journal

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Barna gone whack

George Barna:
Self appointed church expert
Has pretty much lost his way
This book slams the church at toxic levels
Small wonder it was published
By Barna Press

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Rightly dividing ....

Larissa is teaching soon at women at ccabq
And is immersing herself in Hagar
Should be a sweet teaching

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Words with Gustavo Dudamel



The word for the day is Fortissimo!
I love this conductor! he is 27 years old from Venezuela.
This first video is a playful version of Bernstein's Mambo-
But watch the next one- with Dudamel in full bloom!
Passion! Zeal! Focus to the last note!

This is how we should live. Consumed by the mission
of the moment. Any less is lukewarm.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon-
Classic home of George Washington. Of all the places we visited last weekend, this made the largest impression on me.
Larissa, Jesse, Josh, Heidi and I took a 'Lusko Class Trip' to the nation's capitol. We saw the Pentagon wall attacked on 9/11, toured the
Capitol, visited Lincoln at night, and toured several Smithsonian's. But, the largest impression, just as when I was 12, was made by a visit to
Mt. Vernon.  The museum's were nice, but reminded me of Hard Rock Cafe's, instead of Michael Jackson's coat, we saw General Custer's.
But Mount Vernon!  So personal, seeing where George Washington, lived and died. I saw the bedroom that Lafayette stayed in, the room that
Washington discussed strategy for surprising the British. It was so intimate, the spirit of George Washington remained. And yes, we saw the slave quarters
of the 300 slaves he kept. George knew better, and freed the slaves he could, he didn't do everything, but he did something.  Touring the White House is terrific,
but seeing Mt. Vernon brought me back to my first visit at 12 years. Glad I could take Jesse and Josh before they graduate. I've pulled a Washington bio off the shelf that
I've meant to read. I surely will now.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Friday, February 8, 2008

Fragile Flesh-Stupid Flesh

Just a few days of 'not feeling good' really tells me how weak and dependant I am on my body. This is a problem
Because my flesh is stupid. It wants things that will kill it. That is just not productive.
I guess it is good to be sick every once in a while. When I am out for a few days, it becomes hard to remember what
feeling good is like. Even though 99% of my days have been healthy, I am not very good at suffering.
Another reality check, sooner or later, my body is sure to betray me. I pretend I can beat the odds, because I can prolong the inevitable, but, overcome them? No. That's the way of all flesh. Stupid flesh, was a comment by Dr. John MacArthur today, very insightful.
He told the story of two men who preached with his dad 30 years ago. One is reprobate, one died an alcoholic, only Johns dad stood to the end.

Green tea latte

3 days
No coffee!
I must be even sicker than I think

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Like death warmed over

My body is not my friend today

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Bad parking karma

Santa fe style

In Santa fe (city of holy faith )
Surprised the liberals have not changed it
Quick trip to write at starbucks on the plaza
Good vibes
Plus the coyotes wear bandanas

Dances with Jaxon

Heidi and Jaxon watching dances with wolves.
The Indians needed better coaching

Friday, February 1, 2008

Albert Contador

This bike is ridden by Albert Contador, a Spanish rider, in 07, riding for the U.S. Team Discovery,
he won the Tour de France.  It is hard to comprehend what a feat this is.
It is a 22-day, 20-stage road race that is usually run over more than 3,000 km (1,864 mi). It is a circuit of most areas around France and
around neighboring countries.
The combination of endurance and strength needed to complete the Tour led the NY Times to say in 2006 that the
"Tour de France is arguably the most physiologically demanding of athletic events." The effort was compared to "running a marathon
everal days a week for nearly three weeks", while the total elevation of the hill climbs was compared to "climbing three Everests.
And this guy came in first.

Tour de France winner 07

Room of treks

Team Astana

Team Astana is training in ABQ for the high altitude.
I went to their hotel today for a meeting- yes that was a
cover, I wanted to see them, so I scheduled something in the cafe.
 I felt like such a groupie. Guilty as charged. These guys
are some of the best athletes on the planet.
I almost asked Johan Bruyneel for an autograph for my
'son Chip.' Yipes.

In ABQ?!

Johan Bruyneel is an epic name in Cycling-
He is in ABQ for training his new team Astana.
More to follow.


Cycle groupie