Boomerang Infographic


I found this awesome infographic attached to the boomerang I bought in Sydney last week. What a great way to easily let everyone in the world know how to throw and catch a boomerang! Simply dress up like an aborigine, carefully measure the angle of throw, point toward the wallaroo that you are pretending to kill (but intend on missing), then catch the boomerang on return like a pancake. Viola!

What this looks like for me: Simply dress up like a fool American. Go to a park next to the train station. Throw the boomerang toward the koala park. Run to the other end of the field. Pick up the boomerang. Turn around. Repeat.

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Bad Conversations Begin Like This

  • "Hey, I forgot you're a computer guy, let me ask you a question..."

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No "Glass" in Sydney


While in Sydney last week, we stopped in a park to practice hunting wallaroos with our authentic hand painted boomerangs. We did not kill any wallaroos - in fact we were hard pressed to get the boomerang to return to us - except me - I did it once. The park had a very strict policy of no glass as you can see by this sign. But the quotation marks remind us that everyone knows that when they say "glass" they really mean ... (tourists? Americans? transparent things?)

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Department of Homeland Security


I fear the day when I get caught in some administrative snafu at the Department of Homeland Security which seriously impedes my ability to function and find that getting a response requires 5 months. But at least they aren't targetting me.

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Hearts and Laserbeams

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I went to the Patchwork indie arts fair this weekend in Santa Ana. I was hoping to find a good painting for my dining room, but didn't find anything suitable. I was pretty psyched to find Patchwork, though. There were a lot of creative things going on, music, food, lots of cool handmade t-shirts and clothes and other arts and crafts. It was a pretty small fair all things considered but dense with goodness.

One of the artists that was there was Steph Calvert. She runs an enterprise called "Hearts and Laserbeams" and under that name creates a lot of whimsical trendy art pieces. Many of which involve robots and cupcakes. It reminded me that although Southern California is, at times, very mass produced, it also has pockets of fun stuff going on that are the origins of the "next big thing".


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Props to Dr. Jonah Kule

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Shout out for Dr. Kule whose faith took him from Uganda to medical school and back to Uganda where he died of Ebola while responding to the Ebola outbreak on 12/4/2008.

Plentiful Harvest: A Tribute to Dr. Jonah Kule - World Harvest Mission

" In a place where most young doctors would consider a medical degree their ticket out, Jonah saw an opportunity to make a difference. At a time when most men would be afraid of a mysterious, life-threatening illness, Jonah moved toward the danger to care for those he loved.

Dr. Jonah Kule died from the Ebola virus on December 4, but he had given up his life long before that—to his Savior, Jesus, and to the calling He described in John 12, “I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives. Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity.” (John 12:24-25 NLT) "

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