Monthly Archives: July 2007

the crazy ones


let’s hear it for the city / urban paradise

Sometime this year (2007) humanity will reach a significant demographic achievement. For the first time in history more people will live in cities than in rural areas. By 2030 more than 60 percent of humanity will live in cities. – Source: The United Nations

A shot overlooking Los Angeles…


it goes on…

Michelle and I heard from a very dear friend of ours recently, that we have not heard from in a long time updating us on herself & her family. It reminded me so strongly of a summer we spent with her & her family years ago. It seems like yesterday in some ways, but in many ways – it was a different lifetime ago.

It caused me think of Robert Frost.

A young Frost…


and an old Frost.


Anyway –our conversation stirred up in my memory this quote:

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned in life: It goes on.” ~Robert Frost

benefit concert for our work in Kenya

This Saturday night, Kairos is hosting Kendall Payne , who will be singing songs from her brand new CD that has just been released. This is one of her CD Release parties. We are honored to host it.

Also, Mike Officer and the MOB a band from Daichi’s school (the Musicians Institute) will be opening up for Kendall. It would be great to support the local artist in the area.

This event is more than a concert and a CD release party for us. It is more than raising money for Kenya and supporting our friend Kendall. This event is a step in using the venue where Kairos meets (the Fountain Room) to bring enrichment to our neighborhood by celebrating the arts and local artists.


Beckham came to town, & Caleb got to see it…

This morning, I am green with envy. My son Caleb got asked to go to Beckham’s inaugural game in L.A. last night.


A good friend of ours here in L.A., and someone that I get to work with — his name is Greg also — asked Caleb to go. He only had 2 tickets, and somehow he asked Caleb over me ??!!
I was actually really excited for Caleb. He was so stoked about it.

They got beat 1-0, but it was against probably one of the top 3 or 4 teams in the world —
Chelsea, who have maybe the best player in the world right now — Didier Drogba.

voice of the day

Here are a couple of interesting quotes…

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, found in 3 Seconds by Les Parrott (Zondervan, 2007)

Only 14 percent of evangelicals in the United States believe poverty is something that churches should take the lead in addressing. That’s still more than triple the rate of the average population (4 percent). – Source: (June, 2007)

sad story

A guy whose career that I have followed (Michael Reardon – from Southern California), died in a freak accident.

Michael was this unbelievable, and I mean unbelievable free solo rock climber. He was known for ‘scaling cliffs equipped only with sticky rubber-soled shoes and a chalk bag to keep his hands dry’


Anyway, I was sad to hear about his death. Here is the link to the article, if you are interested…