Archive for February 2009

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Posted 23 February 2009 by
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It doesn’t matter how old you are. You will be asked some variation of “what do you want to be when you grow up” regularly. One form is this question is a typical section on a résumé or curriculum vitae. In this case, the question is something like “career objective.” No matter what you say, [...]

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40

Posted 23 February 2009 by
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Forty days and forty nights thou wast fasting in the wild; Forty days and forty nights tempted and yet undefiled.

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A miracle or three for the Epiphany Season

Posted 21 February 2009 by
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I feel a new post coming on. This will keep you occupied until it happens. By the way, this Rowan Atkinson skit does give us a good reason of why Jesus told people not to tell anyone about his miracles.

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Response from one of my state representatives

Posted 13 February 2009 by
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Note that I’ve already sent a thank-you by e-mail. I’ve left the full message here so that you are able to see what a state legislator receives when you complete the on-line form on the Washington legislature website. —–Original Message—–From: Homchick, Lacey On Behalf Of McCoy, Rep. JohnSent: Friday, February 13, 2009 9:14 AMTo: ‘mail@rrchapman.us’Subject: [...]

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E-mail text to my state representatives about HB 1497, Secton 901 (12)

Posted 12 February 2009 by
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Rep. Sells and Rep. McCoy: HB1497, Section 901 (12) eliminates the authority for entire motorcycle safety education program in the Department of Licensing. This program is entirely paid for with user fees. It does not take money away from schools, healthcare, highways, the environment, or prisons. Eliminating this program will not provide more money for [...]

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E-mail text to my state represenatives about HB2087, Section 34

Posted 12 February 2009 by
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Rep. McCoy and Rep. Sells: HB2087, Section 34, eliminates the Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Board while keeping safety program in place. This does not make sense. It is the board that advises on best how to implement the safety program. Money for this program, including the board, comes directly from the fees I pay to [...]

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E-mail text to my state senator about SB5588, Sect. 109

Posted 12 February 2009 by
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Here is the text of my message to my state senator regarding suspending the motorcycle safety education advisory board in an attempt to balance the budget. Since we are on my blog, and not submitting an e-mail using a web form, I’ve uploaded a picture of my bike while in the shop after the accident [...]

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Penny-wise and Pound-foolish

Posted 12 February 2009 by
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I understand that Governor Gregoire and the legislature needs to let us, the people of Washington, see what will happen unless state government finds more money from somewhere. In this case a revenue-neutral program that saves lives is at risk. Fees for this board comes from my license endorsement fees. (I pay $25 for 5 [...]

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The King is dead. Long live the King.

Posted 11 February 2009 by
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The period between rectors at St. Dunstan’s Parish is just about over. Last Sunday (February 8, 2009) our senior warden announced that the Rev. David Marshall is our new rector. This will be the first time my presbyter at church will be younger than me. This could be a big deal. I’ve had younger bosses [...]

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Marriage versus Partnership

Posted 6 February 2009 by
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Let’s take a detour to California for a moment. “Fidelity”: Don’t Divorce… from Courage Campaign on Vimeo. I do not know anything about the California state constitution. So, I have no clue on whether the California Supreme Court may or should overturn Proposition 8. At the same time, I remember something from from my required [...]

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Remember that you are dust

Posted 4 February 2009 by
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Remember that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return. There would have been a time many of you would have recognized those words. They are the words spoken as a cross of ashes is placed on your forehead at an Ash Wednesday service. Today, Fat Tuesday is what people recognize. Any penitence associated [...]

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