Progress

3 02 2009

I haven’t had a lot to say lately…sorry.

But, this morning, as I was catching up on my blog reading, a new thought struck me.

Two years ago, when Indianapolis and Chicago met in the Super Bowl, the big talk leading up to the game was the two black coaches.  Never before had a black man coach his team to the Super Bowl, and in that year, two of them accomplished the feat.  I must have heard this topic discussed a hundred times in the two weeks leading up to the big game.  And, of course, Tony Dungee went on to become the first african american man to actually win the Super Bowl.02032009-tomlin

Sunday, Mike Tomlin, became the second African American coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory.  And, you know what?  Maybe it’s just me, but I haven’t heard a single mention of that fact.  I have heard all about his leadership, his youth, the way he relates to the players.  But, not a single utterance of the fact that he is black.  In just two short years, this has gone from an historic headline that dominated the media to a relative afterthought.

And, you know what?  I am glad.  I am celebrating the fact that the color of a man’s skin has gone more or less unnoticed while his achievement has not.  That, to me, is progress.

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War and bravery

7 01 2009

Wow, I can’t claim to understand everything that is going on in the gaza strip right now, but I do know bravery when I see it.





election map

7 11 2008

I found this map quite interesting.  The counties in blue voted more democratic than in 2004.  The counties in red voted more republican.

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newspaper endorsements

30 10 2008

I realize that I have already voted and I stated that I am ready to move on.  But, one more thing has been on my mind that I would like to mention.  Is it weird to anyone else that newspapers make it a common practice to endorse candidates?  I mean, it seems to me, that if a network television station, or even a local affiliate for that matter, made a public endorsement of a candidate that everyone would be all up in arms about it.  And yet, newspapers regularly do this each and every election cycle.  Why is that?  Just seems odd to me.

OK…on to other things…





I voted

28 10 2008

Well, I voted.  For better or for worse, I voted.  Don’t have to think about that anymore…





Government poll (Rich Mullins quote)

21 10 2008

If you know me well, you know that I absolutely LOVE Rich Mullins.  I have ever since I was introduced to his music back in the early 90s.

Today would have been his 53rd birthday (wow).

So, in honor of the greatest song writer of our time, I have decided to post one of his quotes followed by a fun little poll.  This quote has always resonated with me and is especially poignant in this the last couple weeks until election day.

“there can be no doubt that governments that are controlled by men are without exception anti-life and anti-Christ”

OK, here is a fun little poll.  If you like, please post reasons for your response in the comments section.





Rare, never before seen photo of Joe the Plumber

17 10 2008