Wednesday, June 21, 2006

One of my new favorite sites

It might be better if you just happen across it yourself, but I just had to share the site I just found by randomly typing these letters as a search:

Friday, June 09, 2006

"Al Gore is a good man"

Is the first thing I remember thinking when I saw An Inconvenient Truth. It was really good; more informative than I thought it would be, and more inspiring. I URGE you to go see it! This weekend! Then go celebrate life with me and see A Prairie Home Companion. I think I'll watch that on Sunday.

A place to vent

I'm going to tell you all about the movie I saw tonight in another post, but first I have to vent. It is about the small pond I swim in at church and I guess it is a micro-chasm of what a political leader might experience.

First, let me plead my case: I am a leader of a church group with a fair amount of responsibilities. Our web person quit last year because so many people in our group complained about how she treated them, and the minister (gently) called her on it.

By default, the website fell to me, the only technical person left in leadership. I had grand plans, but eventually had to tell the group that I just didn't have time to do anything with the website. We use yahoo lists to communicate anyway, and never use the site. The information on it is very out of date, and embarrassingly, an empty calendar sits on it, which is way worse than no calendar at all.

Now the lynching: A few months ago, it was time to renew the website. I said that I had no plans to renew it. This, of course, doesn't stop anyone else from renewing it. However, the previous web person sent out an email to our list and said basically that I and our co-leader were killing the website. As if we had decreed that it could no longer go on, rather than simply refusing to take it on ourselves. She asked, in a very passive aggressive note, that they direct any complaints to us. Now people are writing in, mainly people who never help with anything, and are saying that we should really update our site, and keep the calendar updated. Yes, we should. I open the floor to all you complainers and non action takers, and say, be my guest.

This is the anger I have decided not to take out on the group.


Thank you for listening.

Illustration Friday: Jungle