This afternoon a group of outsiders are coming to San Diego to attempt to disrupt the San Diego Unified School Districts board meeting as the district debates implementing a vaccine mandate for the prevention of COVID-19 among students 12 and up. This debate isn’t controversial or out of context in the least. The district already…… Continue reading The scary place we’re at and how we turn it around
Is the world getting worse or do we just have more immediate access to everything that’s going on in the world so we notice it more? Maybe I’m getting old? Or maybe things truly are really bad right now? It’s honestly hard to tell. Instant Access to News Think about this. Just 50 years ago…… Continue reading Is the world getting worse?
A good percentage of people in this world are full of crap. And we all need help figuring out who is worth listening to and who is not. Projection Versus Reality Think of it like this. There’s a difference between a carpenter and a handyman. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with hiring a handyman to do…… Continue reading Full of It
You are a whole, unique, 360-degree, three-dimensional person made in the image of God. We live in an age that likes to cast humans into two-dimensional boxes. We tend to pigeonhole people because of something they’ve said or posted online or even something they did in their past. But in doing so we are turning…… Continue reading Embracing Whole People
Just about 11 months ago we were settling into the idea that COVID-19 was going to be bad. We had no idea how bad things could get. None. As of today, 500,000 Americans have lost their lives to this pandemic. By comparison, the entire population of Sacramento is 494,000. What if I’d told you 11…… Continue reading 11 Months In
“What did you say?” “You better not of…” “Excuse me?” Fighting Words I suppose today we’re supposed to use the term, “triggered.” That’s what the cool kids say. I want to be cool. Everyone has something that’ll take them from 0 to 100 in an instant. Even Pope Francis. Recently, a woman grabbed his hand…… Continue reading What are you fighting for?
I find more people are interested in being seen as someone who does the right thing than I do people who just do the right thing despite how it may look. Character isn’t what people think, that’s reputation. Character is who you are when others aren’t looking. This is a central tenant of the Pauline…… Continue reading Character
My life is in San Diego. We live here. I’m as involved locally as I’ve ever been. My work is here. My friends are here. My home is here. My bills are here. Everything is here. I live here in Rolando. My life is also in Tijuana and Ensenada, two cities in Baja California, Mexico.…… Continue reading A Foot on Each Side
Let’s agree on this: Human rights are not the kind of politics it’s impolite to talk about. Right now, tens of thousands of wanna-be Americans are stuck in an asylum system with the deck stacked against them. 0.1% are making it through. Every day, laws of the United States are being violated in an effort…… Continue reading Let’s agree on this
San Diego County has two growing seasons, the problem this year is that plant life hasn’t quite figured out which season we’re in yet. Over the past four years, Kristen and I have transformed the front and back yards of our house into garden space. Ridding ourselves of midwestern entrapments, we got rid of the…… Continue reading A Problem in the Garden