Friday, September 26, 2008

Gaze, contemplate, gaze some more...

The first time I saw this I thought something like: "Momtaz!"(arabic for excellent or intelligent)


I want to go snorkeling here!


is so coo, so coo


Talk about nose bleeds...




Thursday, September 25, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

I can't wait for it to get cold.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I feel most alive when...

I'm listening to Sigur Ros

I'm down to $1 in my bank account


I met my brother Simon Peter...

...and my sister Haruka

I get done praying

("The Lord's prayer" in Arabic)

I'm playing music


I've just finished a long run


I do something that absolutely terrifies me


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Matthew 4:18-22:
"18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him."

An old BBC picture of fishing folk somewhere in the U.K.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Speaking of great family...

Nice Dream?

"They love me like I was a brother
They protect me, listen to me."

Thom Yorke then proceeds to the chorus referring to his hope for the things above as a "Nice Dream". Thankfully I can say that Mr. Yorke's "dream" is a reality for me and my brothers and sisters in Christ. Whether it’s Delhi, Seattle, Kigali or Riverside, whatever city I've been in or lived in, the love and generosity that’s been shown through my extended family in Christ has been a love and generosity so fulfilling, unparallel to any I have experienced before.

Monday, September 15, 2008

"There is always somewhere else to look to make the violence and the despair secondary again, but, without the occasionally agonizing glimpses into the stories surrounding you, the diversions can snowball into a life full of passionless hobby."
-Cord Jefferson

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Liverpool-2 Manchester United-1


I just wanted to make sure all you MAN-U fans caught that score...

I wanna know...have you ever seen the rain?


Monsoon rain falls in my home away from home (aka India). I saw this picture today and realized how much I miss a good rain every now and then. I also realized how much I miss India.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

"There's 24 hours in a day
I used to split it 8, 8, 8
8 work, 8 sleep, 8 for play
Now I give it all it takes"

What if we loved our friends, family, our God as much as we loved the temporary things of this world?

What if our excitement and passion for the pursuit of wisdom, deeper relationships, and working for justice matched the enthusiasm we use when talking about our favorite sports teams, bands, and TV shows?

Well, what if?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

I love the emotion that is attached to music.


Little kids in oversized clothes make me laugh.

Asia fascinates me.

I like this picture of Sarkozy talking to Russia's president...


and I think this picture is powerful in so many ways.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Ramadan Prayer Time

Just look at this picture for awhile.

(thanks again to the BBC)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Its the Republican National Convention, and I'm blogging live... couchside.

Right now we have Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman calling for national unity. You see, though Lieberman is a democrat, he believes McCain is the man for the job and says that picking the next president shouldn't depend on what side you're on, rather it should depend on who the right leader is. This frankly sounds very nice, but you have to ask the same question you ask yourself every time we see these big political this all a show? With all the musical performances, motivational movies, and pep speeches, it sure seems like it.

Ok, Am I the only one that thinks that CNN's massive analysis on every aspect of this convention is extremely un-needed? I say just let the show roll, and maybe let Anderson Cooper and Wolf talk because they seem to be the only non-bias people on the set.

To be honest, I think that these correspondents have a huge impact on how our nation see's the different politicians. After a speech supporting McCain as president, you immediately have some left analysis saying she doesn't think McCain should be president. Well obviously! We already know you are democrat and that you will most likely be supporting Obama, be a little more creative with the feedback please! I have no problem with critique of both parties but at least wait for the political talk shows to start before you tell us something that we already know. What ticks me off is the fact that these people are presented as experts but they're only experts of one side of politics. I use the democrat correspondent as an example but I believe other more conservative networks have the same problem. I feel the race for 2008 is going to be waaaay more won via political talk shows and breakdowns of political events than the actual events themselves. I will say this though; if Anderson Cooper runs for president...I'll probably vote for him. I say that without much laughter.

Ummmm…so tell me why Ron Paul is having a convention? I love the guy, I really do, he cracks me up, but I just…I…ahhhhhhhhhh

Ok, tell me if you think this would be a picture perfect ending to the RNC.

After the last speech of the night the lights go out, the smoke machines start up, and Lynard Skynard closes the night with "Free Bird". I can't think of anything else that would better sum up the event of patriotic, good ole' American boys who stand for freedom, then the unofficial band of rednecks everywhere. Man I can see it now...McCain and Palin singing along, Bush Sr. covering his ears...Man, that would pretty much seal the deal...although Obama did have two of the members of Death Cab play at his convention. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAA NELLIE! It's gonna be close.

Alright, that's enough politics, what's on ESPN?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Picture from BBC

A handful of rice. The crop's global price has risen by almost 70% this year, and the price of food worldwide continues to skyrocket, meaning millions upon millions of people will go to bed hungry and already extremely poor farmers will struggle to provide for their families.

Pray for these people AND be thankful that you are extremely blessed that these statistics don't affect you. Then again, maybe they should...