Saturday, January 24, 2009

BIG WEEK

How much awesomeness can be packed into 7 days…

Sunday I was single speeding with a big group of great guy’s at Poor Farm that had me up front controlling the pace, choosing the route and at one point working a line I know through a shallow creek covered with a thin layer of ice. I pulled off the first section of it then onto a rocky creek bed then back into the water and up onto ice breaking through working forward but getting stuck and putting both feet down on to the ice and breaking through into the water to my shins then riding on. No worries, wool socks.


Monday had me sleeping late then pulling it all together and packing the car for camping to meet the President (notice the carbon monoxide sensor so I can run the engine for heat all night)



On my way up 95 north to my camping parking lot in Alexandria I stopped off at the Marine Corps History Museum at Quantico. My dad’s a Marine, wounded on Iwo Jima and I’ve always been proud of that, plus this place is very cool.









Tuesday gave me the opportunity to be there, to witness, testify, signify and share my beer with a total stranger between two dumpsters on the National Mall. I love making History.





Wednesday was a great goof off day of grocery shopping, sending invoices, doing dishes and digging on being home on a cold day




Thursday was back at work making jewelry.



Friday was half day of carpentry then hit the gym then a massage.



And now it’s Saturday where it all comes to a head…The Day I Turn 50! I’ve NEVER felt better; get there if you can, the view from where I stand is wonderful.







And YES bitches, I DO want to live forever!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My Man-Obama


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

It all comes down to this...


























This house belongs to US again.




Monday, January 19, 2009

Off to meet the President, No better way to spend MLK day.

I’m packed, the car is ready for camping and I’ve done this before; usually for an over night mountain biking race but this time I’m heading to spend the night in a Walmart parking lot just out side of the DC shut down zone in Alexandria Va. Then ride 12 miles into DC via the Mount Vernon Bike Trail where I’ll witness history. The only expectation I have is that if I’m able to be near the Mall then I’ve been a part of the greatest moment in US history.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cutters

Not these guys
These guys!

Friday, January 9, 2009

I Rather Be Red Than Ted

Ted Haggard’s back and he’d like to make a few points.
And I’d like to make a few counter points.

"I am guilty. I am responsible," Haggard, 52, said Friday in a phone interview. "I got off track, and I am deeply sorry and I repent ... I'm moving along in a positive direction."

Well if by positive you mean to convince evangelicals that it’s ok to believe in God and be gay without eternal damnation because this is how God made you then that would be a great start.

Haggard said he isn't qualified to judge what factors into one's sexuality, but still believes it's "God's perfect plan" for marriage to be between a man and woman.

How about this Ted? What if “God’s perfect plan” factors into one’s sexuality by that procreation is between a man’s sperm and a woman's fertile ovary but the raising of a child is between a loving couple or a single person and a marriage is an agreement between two "people" that want to go through life or a part of it together?

"I think sexuality is confusing and complex," Haggard said. "I am totally completely satisfied with the relationship with my wife now, but I went through a wandering in the wilderness time, and I just thank God I'm on the other side of that."

Yes Ted sex is confusing, I’m sure your wife will attest to that. I’ll bet she has no idea what you’re talking about when you ask her if she’d be into a “DP” for the 100th time.

"I believe all human beings fall short of the standards they believe in."

Maybe you have set your standards too low. Maybe you’re above what you’ve been taught to believe.

"The stereotypical boxes don't work for me. My story's got some gray areas in it. And, of course, I'm sad about that but it's the reality."

Welcome to the real world, this aint some bible story.

Haggard said he should have been more open with his family and his congregation earlier, calling his actions "hypocrisy."

Now you're getting it Ted, but don’t stop there, keep looking.

"I would say the biggest change is I now know more about hatred than I ever dreamed, and I know it doesn't help. And I know more about judgment and I know it doesn't help. Since my experience, I know more about the power of love and forgiveness. I know a lot more about the necessity of people not judging one another."

So does this mean that God doesn’t hate Fags?

Haggard described still occasionally struggling with same-sex attraction. Asked Friday whether those attractions remain, Haggard did not say definitively but said he was "not anywhere near" where he was at that time.

You can't help who you fall in love with Ted but you can try and have a healthy same sex relationship this time instead of buying it along with a gram of meth.

"At this stage in my life, I'm a loser — a first-class loser," he says.

No Ted, you’re not a loser, you’re just like everyone else, “there are stars in the sky every night and everything is all right.”

Monday, January 5, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009