Posted: August 22, 2007 in Miscellaneous

I cannot bring myself to say that Hurricane Dean turned out not to be as bad as expected, though relatively speaking that is true. I know how hateful that would sound to those whose lives have been turned upside down by Dean. My wife and I have taken a particular interest in the nation of Haiti (more about that in the future), and I noticed that four people were killed there when the hurricane passed by earlier this week. The Associated Press writer made a special point that the poorest people suffer the worst in these situations. I’m glad that was noted.


Speaking of noticing the poor, Larry James stopped by my Hippo blog yesterday and added a nice comment. Larry is a tremendous example of love through his ministry in Dallas, Texas. If you have never visited his eye-opening blog, check it out HERE.


Speaking of my Hippo blog, my good friend who writes under the pseudonym, Juvenal Urbino (a character in one of his favorite all-time books), posted a thought-provoking article yesterday on romantic love and the lack thereof. Drop by if you get a chance, and feel free to enter the conversation with the Hungry, Hungry Hippos HERE.


Speaking of slow and cumbersome creatures, I changed out my wife’s car battery yesterday. You’ve no idea how proud I am of myself. No idea.


Speaking of pride, yesterday was Hillary’s first ballet class of this particular dance season. As the daddy of a daddy’s girl, I can’t describe the feeling of watching her dance. It’s even better because she dances for our friend, Susan, a wonderful, wonderful woman who, in addition to an impressive career as a professional dancer, has a beautiful heart. It is a beautiful thing.


Speaking of beautiful things, Albert Pujols homered for the 4th straight game yesterday! The Cardinals are sitting behind division leaders Milwaukee and Chicago at only three games out!

  1. craig says:

    I know how proud you are. When it comes to maintaining/fixing a car I know next to nothing. My wife won’t even send me to get parts anymore. No matter how explicit her instructions I never get the right part. Normally she can get the part she needs and fix the car before I even knew the car needed fixing. So while she’s talking shop with the boys in the neighborhood I push the living room furniture into new arrangements and try to keep things fresh looking for when she comes home. I know brother…I know.

  2. Al Sturgeon says:


    We’ll have to start our own club. I don’t know what it will be, but we definitely need a club.

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