Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Were Update

Here's a bit of an email we got from our friends Sara and Julius. If you'd like to email Julius personally or help financially, both of which I cannot encourage enough, shoot me a comment and I'll get you the appropriate contact info.


Thank you for expressing your sympathies and offering your support. The last 48 hours have been difficult and quite a whirlwind, as you can imagine. Julius has a plane ticket in hand and is taking off today (Wednesday) at 2:15pm, and he will be gone for one month. We ask for your prayers for his safety. His priorities are to facilitate the burial of his brother, assist with managing his estate, and most importantly, to take care of his other brothers and sisters and get them moved into a safer neighborhood...

The Organization of Kenyans in Kansas City is hosting a prayer gathering and fundraiser at our home this Thursday night beginning at 6:30pm. Anyone is welcome to drop by. Donations will be put towards the cost of caring for Julius's family while he is there, as well as towards his travel expenses.

Julius will be sending my updates as often as he can, and I will post them on the Soulfari Kenya blog: You are welcome to send him words of encouragement at his email address.

Sarah Were

Sara also listed a great story the KC Star ran on Julius and his family this morning. It's here.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

These Are Our Friends...

Sara and Julius Were.

They run a great organization called Soulfari. It helps lots of people.

This was CNN's top story this morning. The murdered government official mentioned in the article was Julius' older brother.

Think of them today, aspire for peace and then do something. Anything. I'll update you on ways we can help the Were's directly as that information becomes available.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sorry Folks!

In order to provide you the reader with the latest in 2008 bloggershpere technological advances, URG will be closed for approximately 2-3 days.We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Management.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Don't Let Your Left Hand See What You've Done To Your Right; He'll Puke

This will be by far the most disgusting blog you've seen today. Let that serve as your warning.

The message this post is driving at has been said millions of times in a million different ways:

"That which you abuse, you're liable to lose."

"Ignore your teeth and they'll go away."

"Keep playing with it and it'll fall off."

In essence, mistreat things and those things start to disappear.

Well, if the five fingers on my right hand had a social worker, they'd be putting calls in to discuss options of temporary placement, because I've been treating them worse than Ike treated Tina.

Devoted readers of this blog know the horrors the Dominican bestowed upon my right hand.
Too much of me pitching batting practice to my highshcool team and not enough protective netting led to my run in with these guys:

and eventually this:

Chels and I refer to it as the Dominican Finger. Next time we're together I'll show it to you and we'll laugh, together at the right angle my Dominican doctor called a "SUCCESS!"

Well as if that wasn't enough, last week I went and had a run in with a beer bottle. I think the bottle won:

Seriously everyone. If you know of a good home, I have five little ones just looking for a little security.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

You Make The Call

One of these is a brilliantly gifted (and geniusly coached!) physical specimen whose feats of athletic prowess know no bounds.

The other is a small baby.

You make the call.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Still Great

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Hillary Hungry For A Great Big Caucus; Ron Paul Relies on Experience In Virginias

Chels and I sat next to this great undergrad student on our flight to St. Louis last week who was skipping his family's Christmas vacation to volunteer for Ron Paul in Iowa.

Chelsea: So, what got you so politically and socially active?

Volunteer: Punk rock.

Me: Ain't Ron Paul great!

Volunteer: Yeah. The thing is, he doesn't lie.

So there you have it. Vote for Ron Paul. The only truth telling, OB-GYN candidate for president you can count on!