Transparency in Auditions and Casting

If you give your word, keep it, regardless of the cost.

For reasons that I won’t publicly disclose, I parted ways with a community theater at which I was a regular volunteer late last year. After a relatively short period of time, the management was asking me to come back although for me, it was too soon. Eventually I was willing but it took me a while for me to get over the pain of the betrayal and insult that prompted my departure. I decided to take the risk and allow them to re-earn my trust. Given how things have progressed of late, I guess that I did come back too soon.

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Haiti Medical Relief Mission 2011

Just a little over a year ago, the nation of Haiti suffered a severely devastating earthquake leaving nearly 100,000 people dead and over 1.5 million homeless. In addition to to the immediate loss of life and physical damage, many more are still suffering from diseases such as Cholera in the wake of the corpses still trapped in the rubble, a lack of safe, clean water and generally poor sanitation.

I am going on a medical relief mission trip to Haiti from April 30 to May 7, 2011. Continue reading Haiti Medical Relief Mission 2011

Yes, Really—Jesus Is Our “Personal” Savior!

A friend of mine recently wrote the following:

How do these things get started? Here are some online definitions of “personal” [edited for brevity; Merriam-Webster may be able to help….] So from where did the term “personal savior” come? Don’t really care, don’t want to research it, just want to eradicate it. “Accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior” Really? It waters the slippery slope into isolated faith, a dumbed-down Jesus who is at our beck and call to serve us…after all, He is allegedly our personal savior… End of mini-rant. Comments/observations more-than-welcome…

Well, since you asked….

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Is Facebook Learning Its Lessons?

As many of you may already know, Facebook has recently redesigned its user profile. In the past, Facebook has received considerable grief over what many users felt was a strong-handed and calloused disregard to their opinions in forced, wholesale roll-outs. What is so remarkable about this particular instance is that Facebook is giving its users an opportunity to “opt in” rather than require a mandatory migration. While I am sure that Facebook will eventually require everyone to convert, for now users have a choice and the feedback generated will be invaluable in making additional changes and gauging the right time to force a wholesale roll-out. One can only wonder if this is a sign that Facebook is learning its lesson.

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On Understanding “The Revelation”

As I was meditating on “the revelation of Jesus the Anointed One, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place,” it occurred to me that one reason, if not the primary reason, that we have such a hard time understanding it is that we fail to recognize that it is a recursive, fractal and holographic Fourier transform of spiritual reality into the natural shadow in which we live using scriptural Hebraic idiom and symbolism within Koine Greek. Until we understand this in light of the cultures from which these arise and have fully repented of all known sins so as to not block the revelation of the Spirit as he illumines our understanding to and for the exaltation of Jesus, we can never begin to truly appreciate, let alone comprehend, the depth and riches that God has hidden therein (cf. Proverbs 25:2-5).

Proactive Privacy in the Social Networking Paradigm

I have been asked why I have shared so little information from my profile with those who are not “Facebook/Myspace Friends”, especially since I have recently further restricted what I do share with the general public. I consider this as necessary “Proactive Privacy in the Social Networking Paradigm”. Let me explain.

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Why I Am Fighting Against This Health Care Bill

Mike Huckabee asked the fans of his Facebook page to “share why you are fighting against this health care bill”.

I want to live free: trusting myself to the Almighty One’s care, making the decisions that affect my life according to His principles and accepting responsibility for those choices. Why can’t we just live and let live? Continue reading Why I Am Fighting Against This Health Care Bill

Obamacare: A game of Democratic Three-card Monty?

In response to Health Care Updates: Democrats, Republicans Respond To CBO Score1, a friend of mine wrote: “The CBO numbers are out, reform is coming.” Oh, really?

The CBO release estimated the overall budget savings to health care would be approximately $138 billion. The CBO Director stated: “This estimate is therefore preliminary, pending a review of the language of the reconciliation proposal, as well as further review and refinement of the budgetary projections.” So, we, the American people, are to base our final, hurried support of Obamacare on a preliminary estimate?

I find this to be interesting. I wonder how these numbers should be viewed in light of the fact that the Medicare fix would push health care into the red by $59 billion2 as the CBO sheepishly admitted after the the short-lived fan-fare.

What’s the difference between Enron and Lehman Brothers moving massive amounts of debts off the books the day before the accounting period ends to bring them back the day after and the Democrats moving the “Medicare” fix out of the bill before sending it to the CBO and putting it back in thereafter?

Is Obamacare such that the only way they can get it shoved down our throats is to give us the old bait and switch? Anybody up for a game of Democratic Three-card Monty? Anybody?

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