Sunday, November 24, 2019

dialogues with Finn



Finn (walking home from the corner mailbox with me): “What do banks do?”
Me: (sigh. good question.) "Um, what do you mean?"
Finn: “You know banks? What do they do?”
Me: “Um. I don’t know, exactly. But basically they’re supposed to keep people’s money safe. Sometimes they find fancy things to do with it.”
Finn: “Like make a sculpture out of it?”


Finn (sitting down on the toilet): “Hi, Dad!”
Me: (on the other side of the curtain, showering): “What’s up, kid?”
Finn: “You know what a birthday shower is?”
Me: “A birthday shower?”
Finn: “Yeah, do you know?”
Me: “Nope. What’s a birthday shower?”
Finn: “It’s when you take a shower on your birthday and you get to fill the bathtub too, and you also get a nice bath.”
Me: “That sounds great. Is that what you did on your birthday?”
Finn: “No. But maybe on my next birthday.”
Me: “That’s a good idea. Will that be fun?
Finn: “Yeah.”
Me: “Was that your idea?”
Finn: “Yeah.”


Finn (after a nap, walking to church with me, and having noticed and named the clouds: a hippo, an open mouth, a gun--of course): “Dad, how big is the world?”
Me: “the… um… bigger than the moon but smaller than the sun?”
Finn: “We can’t see the world while we’re on the world.”
Me: “Right, but we can see parts of it.”
Finn: “Yeah, like trees and clouds. And bugs.”
Me: “I can see you.”
Finn: “And I can see you.”
Me: “When your grandma and grandpa were your age, nobody had seen the earth from space, but now hundreds of people have been up there, and we have some pictures.”
Finn: “Oh.”



Wednesday, November 13, 2019

three movie intros

Now and again I get to put together a little intro for films we screen on campus. Here are some for movies I highly recommend checking out, if you haven't already. (In other words, whether or not you feel like watching the intros, totally see the films themselves when you have a chance!)


The Wind Journeys (2009)


Cesar Chavez (2014)

Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Friday, September 27, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

400 Years


400 years (400 years, 400 years)
Of the same philosophy
400 years (400 years, 400 years)
And, the people, they still can't see

Why do they fight against
The youth of today?
And without youths
You'd be gone, all gone astray

Come on! Let's make a move
(Make a move, make a move)
Now that the time, the time has come
Fools don't see (Fools don't see, fools don't see)
But I know, the weak is strong

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

"You Can't Blame the Youth; You Can't Fool the Youth"


You can't blame the youth
You can't fool the youth
You can't blame the youth
(Of today)
You can't fool the youth
You're teachin' youths to learn in school
That cow jump over moon
You're teachin' youths to learn in school
That the dish ran away with spoon
So you can't blame the youths
(When they don't learn)
You can't fool the youths
(Can't fool the youth)
You can't blame the youth
(Of today)
You can't fool the youth
You teach the youth about Christopher Columbus
And you said he was a very great man
You teach the youth about Marco Polo
And you said he was a very great man
You teach the youth about the pirate Hawkins
And you said he was a very great man
You teach the youth about the pirate Morgan
And you said he was a very great man
So you can't blame the youths
(Of today)
You can't fool the youths
You can't blame the youths
You can't fool the youths
All these great men were doin'
Robbin', rapin', kidnappin' and killin'
So called great men were doin'
Robbin', rapin', kidnappin'
So you can't blame the youths
You can't fool the youths
You can't blame the youth
(None at all)
You can't fool the youth
When every Christmas come
You buy the youth a pretty toy gun
When every Christmas come
You buy the youth a fancy toy gun
So you can't blame the youth
You can't fool the youths
You can't blame the youth
You can't fool the youths
But what was hidden from the wise and the prudent
Is now revealed to the babes and the sucklin's
What was hidden from the wise and the prudent
Now revealed to the babes and the sucklin'
Lord, call upon the youth
'Cause He know the youth is strong
Jah, Jah, call upon the youths
'Cause He know the youth is strong
So you can't blame the youth
You can't fool the youth
You can't blame the youth
(Save the children)
You can't fool the youth
Don't blame them, not their fault

Peter Tosh (1977)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

9/21 - another run in the sky

Aright, sportsfans. I’d meant to get this posted earlier, but here it is now, all the same. (As though there were anyone reading this blog to get the word out to.)

Anyways.

Once again, it’s time for another wonderful long-ass run across the Skyline Drive. This year we’re looking at 40 miles. Here are the details.


Saturday, September 21 (officially still summer, fools!)

Start time: ~8 am

Course: Beginning at the top of Fairview Canyon, across the Skyline Drive (30 miles), and then down Ephraim Canyon (last 10 or so miles). This is level overall with some rolling hills and then down the canyon, mostly on improved dirt road at around 10,000 feet elevation.

Cost: None; free.

Also: There will be a couple food/drink caches, as well as some mobile support, along the way.

Also, also: You’re welcome to run, walk, bike, relay, whatever, all or any part of it as you like. No hurry. We can take all day. Hit me up here with any questions.

And here’s a link to a map where you can really zoom in on the course. Hope you can join us.