Monday, February 26, 2007

Plane Crash?

A couple weeks ago I was running my typical route with Rain along the Spanish Banks (a well known beach in Vancouver, BC) when I saw the nose of an airplane in the distance. I was worried and thought an airplane had crashed. However, when I got closer I saw that it was a movie set for the upcoming movie Passengers.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Signs of Spring

Disc golf at Quilchena and flowers in Vancouver. Spring is coming!

chillin' in the middle of the street

After a hard couple minutes of moving Andrew and I decided to hang out in the middle of the street on a couch!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Saturday, February 17, 2007


What do the things we consume say about who we are? Do we consume to live or live to consume? Economist, Donald Hay writes, “The basic hypothesis about household consumption and saving behaviour is that households prefer to smooth out their consumption over time.” Thus, we will save in times of excess and borrow against future earnings in times of financial difficulty.I have been working on a paper looking at Household consumption and am amazed to see the number of advertisements we are exposed to everyday. Author Rodney Clapp notes that, “The average American is exposed to 16,000 commercial messages, symbols and reminders every single day.”[1] David Loy correctly demonstrates our cultures emphasis on advertising as he reports that, “in 1994 the U.S. spent $147 billion for advertising – far more that on all higher education.” Some of the books I have been using include Juliet B. Schor, The Overspent American and David Lipsey's Economics textbook.

[1] Rodney Clapp, “The Theology of Consumption and the Consumption of Theology”, In The Consuming Passion: Christianity and the Consumer Culture, ed. Rodney Clapp (Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 1998), 170. Here Clapp cites Leslie Savan, The Sponsored Life (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994), 1.


We were gathered round the table
Oh the stories that were shared
A light was there around us
The glow of those who cared
And all the years of then and now
And maybe some day soon
Filled our hearts with laughter
And brightened up the room

from my dad

Hangin' with the homies!

We were able to see some of our friends on Friday and have some great tea flavored pizza.
Katy and Tara
We had some great pizza at Min's house

Valentines Day!

Valentine flowers in our back yardWe went to Rangoli for Valentines day. It is a cafe owned by Vij's restaurant in Vancouver. They have great food there for a reasonable price.

Taste of the World

At the international Graduate school we attend we have an annual Taste of the world festival where everyone brings a food dish from their home country to share with everyone else. We brought cookies.

Here are the flags of some of the countries represented at Regent.The Crew - Julio, Ryan, Cabe, Lisa, Tara , Elizabeth
Tara with our friends Amy and Sheryl

Rain day

Here are some pictures of what a typical day on the trail with Rain looks like.
Extreme close up...

Friday, February 09, 2007

Wisdom of Forgiveness

by Vusi Mahlasela

Here lies the wisdom
The wisdom of forgiveness
With bright colours of life
A gift to all humanity

Here lies the power
The power of love
With the soulful understanding
of necessity for a change

Why all these compromises
When we know what to do
Lets take the spear
And put it right inside this evil monster
Learn to be free
And learn to be in harmony
With the rest of the world
Learn to be free

So we can learn to forgive
Because an eye for an eye
Will only lead our world to blindness.

Vusi Mahlaselah "Wisdom of Forgiveness", Wisdom of Forgiveness (BMG Africa CD)

Sunday, February 04, 2007


It was a sad day as a Bears fan today. At least Da Bears made it to the superbowl. Rex is young and maybe will play better in the Superbowl next year. Here are some pictures of our XLI party.

Me (Bears jersey) and Andrew (Colt's jersey). Yes we were mostly civil with each other.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

2006 Chicago Bears enough to make Peyton unable to sleep!

Tomorrow is the big game! Here is a video to quiet all the skeptics who think the Bears are the underdog!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Lisa's b-day

We celebrated our friend Lisa's birthday tonight. It was her friends b-day named Lisa too.

Above is a picture of Tara with Lisa. Below is a picture of Julio, Alex and me.And finally a full moon. It had a lot to eat.

Thursday, February 01, 2007


Here is my mother with students at a local middle school who crocheted quilts for Birthright. Birthright is a non-profit organization that assists women through an unplanned pregnancy. My mother has been volunteering with Birthright ever since I can remember.