(Community Matters) What a treat yesterday, brunch homemade with lots of love. Monica Peraza and Eric Copper invited me, Steven, Michael Barnes & Kip Keller for an intimate Sunday brunch. Perfectly cooked carnitas, the best black beans I’ve ever eaten, spicy guacamole, hand churned salsas . . . and of course champagne or margaritas. Fun, fun, fun . . . didn’t even know those two were such dear friends. . . and of course that makes perfect sense.
Monica’s new venture in Mexico has attracted FedEx, Microsoft and other multinational partners. Eric’s just been named #4 Austin residential realtor – not to mention Monica’s Hispanic Business Alliance and their progress launching national programs encouraging entrepreneurship.
(Community Matters) Super memorial service for Mary Margaret Farabee at the Wildflower Center this morning. Way beyond standing room only – guests overfilled a second auditorium room and sat on benches and chairs in the courtyard. Bishop John McCarthy, Nona Niland, Mary Yancy & H. W. Brands spoke eloquently & lovingly. Beautiful weather, perfect setting and marvelous guests. MM, her son David, Lowell, Molly, Ann . . .I’m sure they were all happily amused watching too.
(Community Matters) It’s starting to feel as if: you can Hit & run, even kill a poor person and stay out of prison, but f#&k with a corporation and your ass is going to jail. The guy didn’t even misuse the hacked email addresses, he simply demonstrated AT&T’s poor security to journalists.
meanwhile, a young woman gets off with probation for driving drunk, hitting and killing an innocent pedestrian and then fleeing the scene
(Community Matters) Jaime Casap is the Senior Education Evangelist at Google, Inc
keynote at SXSW EDU
(Community Matters) baby steps have become big bold steps
“I am for marriage. I am for fidelity. I am for love, whether it’s a man and woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man. I think the ship has sailed and I think the church needs — I think this is the world we are living in and we need to affirm people wherever they are.”
In 2011 Time Magazine named Bell to its list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is the author of the NYT bestsellers Love Wins and Velvet Elvis. Under his leadership Mars Hill Bible Church was one of the fastest-growing churches in America.
(Community Matters) “I am approving an initial $10 million budget toward this work for this year.”
Seems the RNC approved the budget. Way over reading; nevertheless, I note high chances of power struggles between electeds and the party chair.