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Posted by on Feb 28, 2009 in Misc | 0 comments

World Vision: But What about the U.S.?

I love Facebook. I’ve been able to connect with many old friends from high school. When I first started playing saxophone in the jazz band, I met fellow player Mark W. He was a cool and funny young man. He loved to have fun, drove a great car, and made me laugh. He was a few years older than me and made teenageville look so cool. Since Mark and I have re-connected on Facebook, I’ve remembered something else I love about this guy: he makes me think. As I reported on the great work of World Vision, Mark used facebook to ask one of the most probing questions—a question that should make all of us think. Question: World Vision charity is noble. Why fund charity money outside this nation when we all can drive 30 minutes and find horrid poverty here at home? I challenge my own Priests on this issue; Missions sound exotic, but why not take the money and resources and drive into a housing project in...

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Posted by on Feb 6, 2009 in Misc | 2 comments

One Word

My wife tagged me, so I feel obliged to answer. Where is your cell phone? Bed Your hair? Missing Your father? Heaven Your favorite thing? Peace Your dream last night? Absent Your favorite drink? Coca-Cola Your dream/goal? Novelist The room you are in? BedroomYour fear? Rejection Where do you want to be in 6 years? HereMuffins? BlueberryOne of your wish list items? MonitorWhere you grew up? FatherhoodThe last thing you did? emailWhat are you wearing? EldredgeYour TV? HDYour pets? NeglectedYour computer? MacYour life? fast-pacedYour mood? ExpectantMissing someone? YesYour car? PreludeFavorite store? AppleYour summer? StickyYour favorite color? Royalblue When is the last time you laughed? @maurilioLast time you cried? 2003 These require more than one word:3 people who email me? Quant, Kaye, Spammers3 of my favorite foods? Reese’s, cheesecake, burgers3 places I would rather be right now? Wife’s arms, Dillard chalet, Dove awards3 people I think will respond? Him, Her,...

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