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29 January 2007

I am a proud husband.

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14 January 2007

life update.

So, there's been much going on, and I have been very late on the blog to report them. Here are a few:

1. The largest change: I moved firms and am now at Turtle Creek Financial Group. What a blessing this has proven to be! As an investment geek, I am blown away at the tools and resources at my disposal and the opportunities available for my clients. I love my office in what is my favorite part of town, obviously the Turtle Creek / Uptown area of Dallas. The President of the firm has become a great mentor to me, which is a benefit I cannot overstate. All in all, I have never been so pleased with the present and excited about the future.

2. I have been asked by Watermark to lead a new community group, consisting of Katie and I with about 4 to 5 other couples (we have home groups instead of traditional Sunday School). I debated for a while, but have let them know that I am indeed willing. This is something I am very excited about and looking forward to starting. It will be great to develop some strong relationships with other young married couples in our church.

3. I have also been asked to join the Board of Directors for The Living Opera, a young (three year old) opera house in Dallas dedicated to making opera accessible to the masses. This is an organization that I very much resonate with and has much potential, and I am so excited to see where we can take it. We do an off season schedule of four operas and focus not only on pure musical performance but also on theatrics and emotion...all with very reasonable ticket pricing. Presently, we're busy preparing for our Season Kickoff Gala. For more information, please visit the TLO website.

4. After a brief hiatus, starting next week I am returning to DTS on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to take a class in the Bible Exposition department. Okay, it's no secret that this is not exactly my favorite department, but I'm really looking forward to just taking a class and not having to worry about grades or anything. (Plus it was the perfect time in the morning.) Really though, I anticipate a great semester of going to learn, not to get a grade - to me this is both revolutionary and refreshing.

11 January 2007

Per Dan's request.

Dan requested the repost of John Stossel's Mustache, a post from November 3, 2005. It is obvious how my friend is setting me up to eat my words with this timely request.

Here it is, in all it's of my better posts:

John Stossel's mustache.

Let's face it, nothing says "don't trust me" like a mustache on a white guy. Why then, does John Stossel keep his mustache, especially as a prime time news reporter? This has been a beef of mine for a long time, but I have been hesitant to say anything because...well, because my dad has had a mustache for as long as I can remember. Think Major Dad. Anyway, he's moved to the goatee, which is a very fine look for him, and I now feel at liberty to post on such topic. It's 2005, and mustaches on white guys have been out for a long time. Think of recent major prime time television (since this is, of course, where we get our fashion and societal standards from). Dennis Franz had a mustache, but come on - do we really want to model our appearance after Dennis Franz? Jerry Stiller has a mustache...enough said. Probably the coolest guy to where a mustache on television since Tom Selleck's occasional bits on Friends is Jason Lee in My Name is Earl. However, then again, we are talking about a character name "Earl Hickey." No good. Why then the mustache on John Stossel? This is especially puzzling considering he is to represent himself as a person communicating trustworthy and credible information. Let's look at the other prominent news anchormen of recency. Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, Brian Williams, Matt Lauer, etc. No mustaches.

Let's now think of those who do. Geraldo Rivera. Is this really the man to be associated with in the news media? I would think not. Rivera is like the worst news guy ever. I think Stossel has merely held the mustache too long and now has been forced to wear it as a sad trademark, sort of like Donald Trump's hair. Sure Trump can afford to get a decent hair cut, but he's stuck with the image. I fear that Stossel is trapped in the same way. Poor guy. Not only is it hard to trust him, but I find it difficult to take him really seriously as well. He might be talking about something of major importance, but all I'm thinking is "Hey, how much can this guy really know about what's going on in the world right now? - I mean, he still wears a mustache for crying out loud!" Unfair? Perhaps. Yet, such is the world: we care about image, and we judge people and their message partly based on their presentation, including aesthetic. That's just how it is.

04 January 2007

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