Monday, September 21, 2009

Odds & Ends

  • This is my favorite time of the year on the Oregon Coast -- blue skies, temperatures in the 70s, and no tourists.
  • Three statistics from the Oregon Conference Constituency Session stick in my mind: 70% of the delegates there were over the age of 50 . . . 50% don't have access to an Adventist TV station (i.e. 3ABN, Hope Channel, or Better Living) . . . but only 10% don't have access to the Internet. Myself, I'm thinking there's room here for some "new media" pioneers. (And yes, I know that 3ABN etc. are all available on the Web -- but it's not the same thing.)
  • Traffic was up a bit last week, mainly due to a lot of visitors from Portland, Oregon. And judging by the number of visitors from Washington, that state must be back on-line again.
  • And I'll close with this Yiddish proverb: "It is good to hope; it's the waiting that spoils it."

1 comment:

Marty said...

Lots of Lincoln stuff floating around but Goodwin's book is among the best. You're so right about not being afraid of controversy. His 4 years as president were filled with it, but he faced it patiently and wisely. Another thing from her book, he didn't mind working with headstrong and aggressive people, as long as they delivered.