Friday, December 31, 2021

2021 in cities

01 - Harpers Ferry, WV, USA
02 - Jackson, TN, USA
03 - Austin, TX, USA
04 - Cambridge, MD, USA
05 - Fort Payne, AL, USA
06 - New Orleans, LA, USA
07 - Horseshoe Bay, TX, USA
08 - Fairfield, CT, USA
09 - Lake Anna, VA, USA
10 - Los Angeles, CA, USA
11 - La Mirada, CA, USA
12 - McLean, VA, USA
13 - Las Cruces, NM, USA
14 - Blythe, CA, USA
15 - Hacienda Heights, CA, USA
16 - Newport Beach. CA. USA
17 - Carlsbad, CA, USA
18 - Redondo Beach, CA, USA
19 - Washington, DC, USA
20 - Hollywood, FL, USA
21 - Providenciales, Turks Caicos
22 - Emporia, VA, USA
23 - Tybee Island, GA, USA

[2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 in cities]

Thursday, December 23, 2021

HBD Katie

“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” — Lady Bird Johnson

Friday, December 03, 2021

Friday Burn

::: Why Fifty Percent of Messengers Voice Traffic Comes from Cambodia 

::: The Post Pandemic Church 

 ::: Each section of this map contains 10% of the world's population.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Friday Burn

::: All the Health Risks for Global Traveler James Bond

::: A Bitcoin Microeconomy to Help the Poor

::: South Korea a cultural superpower

Photo: Iguana Island, Turks and Caicos, October 2021.

Opportunity: if you are interested in serving at a Christmas party for refugees, get in touch.

Friday, October 08, 2021

Friday Burn

::: A Fewer Good Men
Neither the sex lives of young American men nor their relative rate of college attendance is that striking by itself. Except to the men involved. What should trouble all of us is what these statistics portend.

::: The 2021 Most Powerful Passport Ranking
Look down the list if you are from the USA.

::: An Interview with Robert Dunbar, of Dunbar's Number

Photo: White Sands, NM. August 2021.

Friday, October 01, 2021

Friday Burn

::: Global Trends 2040


::: Instagram and the Well Being of Teenagers


::: 10 Spiritual Traits of the Pacific Northwest that Made Mars Hill Possible


Photo: Joshua Tree NP, August 2021.

And a quick Ember update... exploring a slow relaunch. Reach out if you want to explore working on something together.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

HBD Emily

Dear Emily, Well, welcome to your 20s! And of course, it seems like 2021 should be interesting just like 2020 was. I certainly don't have to tell you that we are all living in unprecedented times. 

My challenge for you this year is to push. Specifically, I implore you to push your faith and your worldview. You might push them together. You might push them apart. Push them to edges or push them to centers. Push them, together or separate, into a box or out of a box. The only thing I suggest you not do is push them out of either your mind or your heart. As a young person today, your mind and your experience is still fresh. You aren't old and tainted, bitter or skeptical. And because of that, it's a great time to explore these in depth. Of course, lots of people have told you this - college is a great time to learn and experience new things. Hopefully, Mommy and I have instilled that all of life is a great time to learn. 

But the combination of these two things - your faith and your worldview - and our current cultural moment - race, class, the pandemic, the state of institutions like our government, our churches, our country - seems like a great time to be thoughtful about what you believe and how you see the world. Dig deep and push them around. I'm pretty sure you'll be pleasantly surprised. We will be too because the world needs you. 

Love DAD