Mind Boggling

….fascinating though. Yeah, the facts fly by so fast…..I think that is kind of the point.

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Funny

How to make a baby…..cute!

Pray for Patti

Please pray for my friend Patti. She is the new VP for LWML’s Christian Life and was my roomate at our last Board Meeting.  She had a freak fall and broke her knee cap, had some surgery and is in the hospital tonight because of blood clots which are  a result from the surgery she went through a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully she is a nurse and her husband a dr and they got her to the hospital super fast. She is in ICU and needs the intervention of the Divine Physician. Thanks!

I am glad…

I am glad….

  • I had lots of extra time to ponder, plan and pray today
  • Andres didn’t need the car this evening
  • My tickets for the Israel concert were for next tuesday and not tonight
  • I put gas in the car this morning and didn’t wait until I was back from tijuana…….. BECAUSE I WAITED 4 HOURS TO CROSS THE BORDER TODAY! There was a shoot out at the border and they completely closed the San Ysidro crossing, the busiest border gate in the world……I think there are something like 40,000 cars crossing at any given time…..and we all tried to get out of the snarl of traffic and make our way over to the smaller border crossing in Otay Mesa.  It was a mess but I am home, safe and sound!

Living in two worlds

Working on both sides of the border gives me some very surreal experiences….that is what comes with the territory of living in two worlds.  An experience this week in Tijuana had a big impact on me and showed me some radical grace and crazy love…..shook me to the core.  You can read it HERE.

Community Music Festival

What a wonderful event on Saturday.

Here are photos:

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The Apology

I saw this over at Justin Taylor’s Blog.  Amazon’s Bezos is one good leader.  Now the question:  Has your apology ever looked like his?  If this will result in greater credibility and trust, why don’t we do this more?  Yes, there is a price to pay. It takes courage, it takes a willingness to deny self/ego and appear fallible (which we are anyway).

A couple of months ago, customers were buying copies of George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm from Amazon for their Kindle, and it turns out that such editions were unauthorized. So Amazon deleted them from purchasers’ Kindle devices and credited the money back. An outcry ensued.

But Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos offered an apology for the way in which they handled the situation. It’s a nice model of admitting fault and accepting blame. It’s short and to the point, with no sugar-coating or predictable passive platitudes of qualification (i.e., “we regret if anyone was offended…”).

Here’s what he wrote:

This is an apology for the way we previously handled illegally sold copies of 1984 and other novels on Kindle. Our “solution” to the problem was stupid, thoughtless, and painfully out of line with our principles. It is wholly self-inflicted, and we deserve the criticism we’ve received. We will use the scar tissue from this painful mistake to help make better decisions going forward, ones that match our mission.