I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. I am SUPER wrapped up in politics this election cycle. I have concerns about the future of our country and our freedoms if either of the two major party frontrunners become President. If Sec. Clinton is the nominee for the Democratic Party, I have decided to pull back from national party politics. Sec. Clinton has nothing new to offer this country and Mr. Trump, well, he is a whole other kettle of fish.
The passion of my heart is justice; social justice, biblical justice, Christ’s justice. I wish to pursue justice for the least of these, my brothers and sisters, and neither Sec. Clinton or Mr. Trump have much to say on real social justice. I don’t know exactly how i will do this, at this point. But you will not see partisan political postings from me on social media. I will turn off what little corporate cable news I consume. I think it’s time to be a hippie. I want to do what Bishop John Shelby Spong calls “loving wastefully.” I want to hug more and argue less. I want to do more and sit less. I want to live more and wait to die less.
Grace and peace,
The National At Home Dad Network is a non-profit organization and their annual convention is being held in Denver, CO this year. The mission of the At Home Dad Network is simply this: “to provide support, education and advocacy for fathers who are the primary caregivers of their children.” (from the website)
I am really looking forward to going to this convention for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I am hoping to connect with other at home dads and become part of a support system. Secondly, it will be the first time I have had more than a day or two to myself in about 4.5 years.
So, on Sept 17, I will be flying from Sacramento to Denver. Some of you may know that I lived on the north side of Denver for a couple of years and I am excited to see some old… er… longtime friends and soak in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. On Thurs the 18th, the Denver Dads Group is hosting a meetup at the Colorado Rockies game. This promises to be a great time to meet new people and settle into “convention mode”. The convention runs Friday and Saturday and I will fly home on Sunday morning. Follow me on twitter (@sahg33kdad) for updates on the trip and activities. If you are interested in the keynotes or breakout sessions, I will be attempting live blogging as I am able. Check the link in the sidebar for “Live Blog”.
I would appreciate prayers and good thoughts for myself as I travel. I will be putting myself (deliberately) into social situations which will be difficult for me (read: scare the crap out of me). There are also the logistics of flights, hotels, rental cars, etc). Also, there is the dreaded “con flu” to watch out for. More importantly, however, I ask for prayers and good thoughts for my awesome wife, Shannon. Shannon will be in sole charge of the kiddlets for the whole 5 days I will be gone. If you know Shannon (or even if you don’t), drop her a note of encouragement at her facebook page.
In a previous post I announced my intention to launch a podcast from this site. I am proud to report that this plan is coming together. I have planned a couple of episodes and am getting ready to record episode 1! Keep watching this space for the first episode to drop.
Also, I am planning a slight site redesign to better display the content I have planned for this site. You, hopefully, will not notice any serious problems during this redesign, but only that the content is easier to navigate.
Thanks so much for visiting our site!
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Hello blog readers,
I am excited to say that I am in the planning stages of launching a podcast from this site. It will be the G33kdad Podcast and I hope to launch at the end of July. Watch this space for more information.