Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2019 in Cities

01 - Atlantic City, NJ, USA
02 - New York, NY, USA
03 - Fairfield, CT, USA
04 - Laugarvatn, Iceland
05 - Sk├│gafoss, Iceland
06 - Jekyll Island, GA, USA
07 - New York City, NY, USA
08 - Venice, Italy
09 - Pula, Croatia
10 - Zadar, Croatia
11 - Šibenik, Croatia
12 - Trogir, Croatia
13 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
14 - Ancient Corinth, Greece
15 - Spetses, Greece
16 - Athens, Greece
17 - Capetown, South Africa
18 - Touws River, South Africa
19 - Nanticoke, Maryland, USA
20 - Cambridge, MD, USA
21 - Atlanta, GA, USA
22 - Atlanta, GA, USA
23 - Punaluu, HI, USA
24 - Waikiki, HI, USA
25 - Oakland, CA, USA
26 - Lexington, NC, USA
27 - Gore, VA, USA
28 - San Jose, CA, USA
29 - San Rafael, CA, USA

Standing goal - get outside the US at least once a year. Fantastic travel this year, which included 23 flights and around 54K airmiles. More than ever, travel was framed this year around 'pilgrimage.' Let me know if you are interested in a little travel hacking guide I wrote.

Monday, December 30, 2019

2019 in Books

1 - Double Blessing, Mark Batterson
2 - Microchurches, Brian Sanders
3 - Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell **
4 - Reframation, Alan Hirsch
5 - Underground Church, Brian Sanders **
6 - Kingdom Journeys, Seth Barnes [gift from World Race launch]
7 - People to be Loved, Preston Sprinkle ** [via Jon Tyson, Church of the City NYC podcast]
8 - Securing the Oracle Database
9 - Columbine, Dave Cullen [gift from Ben Arment]
10 - What You Do is Who You Are, Ben Horowitz ##
11 - Faith for Exiles, David Kinnaman
12 - Disappearing Church, Mark Sayers
13 - Winners Take All, Anand Giridharada ^^ [via Kt]
14 - CompTIA Security+
15 - Love into Light, Peter Hubbard ^^
16 - Leading a Church in a Time of Sexual Questioning, Bruce Miller ## [via Greg St Cyr]
17 - Reboot, Jerry Colonna ^^

** - Best reads of the year
## - Need to get back to because it is good
^^ - Didn't finish. Sometimes, it just isn't the right time for you to read it.

Monday, December 23, 2019

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Dear Kt,

From the time you were little, one of our family mantras has been 'you are blessed to be a blessing.' Even typing this now, it is as much of a reminder to me as it is to you, that our lives are meant to be poured out for the service of others since we have been given so much privilege.

I think it's a good reminder as you get ready for another round of big life changes: graduation in May, leaving good friends from school who will return to far flung home countries, and navigating the next season of life as a university graduate - if you move home, I may charge you rent. But we hope that mantra continues to inform your intention and direction. We need the reminder too.

Immensely proud of you,
Love,
DAD

[Photo by Jakob, somewhere outside Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Nov 2019]