29 September 2008

wins and losses

a few random thoughts for today ...

  1. our volleyball team ... the "beach bums" ... have not won a set yet, and can easily play well enough to be a contender ... frustrated yet hopeful.
  2. tried to get the republic involved in providing free drinks for the barrie new music festival (newmusicfest.ca) or even colour-sorted m&m's for the band green rooms ... no dice. the organizer said that while appreciated, the effort would undermine the sponsor venues' potential beverage sales (drat - capitalism wins out again). still - be sure to check this out and support our local artists!
  3. approached the local out-of-the-cold program with the idea of hosting free(!) bi-weekly coffeehouses at the shelter locations ... once again, organizers felt that it wasn't a practical contribution to their efforts. still - do what you can to help those who are going to struggle through a difficult and dangerous season ahead.
  1. the bears! took on philly last night and held their ground ... i'm always proud to pull for the blue and orange.
  2. the connexus small group that we're a part of is going to help sponsor me to go and be a part of the IMN 7-day immersion by helping to cover my flight and perhaps even accommodation costs! you guys rock and we love you.
  3. i spoke briefly with my wife's hairdresser, who's interested in being part of the phoenix art project that the republic is planning for next easter. all that she knows is that it's going to be a guerilla art event, involving a shared canvas around the theme of 'resurrection'. how cool is that ...



  1. dude, so awesome to hear you're making it to the immersion... i'm envious!

  2. lon -- great to hear from YOU, man! and no need to be envious ... for sure we have to connect sometime. i am the one who's envious about your event at the el mo .. what's the shakedown from that?

  3. hey bro, it was phenomenal... and will likely have another one.. and then who knows what might play out after that...

    let me know when you're in the city, i'll buy lunch!