the good donut

"The best donut is a free donut. The next best donut is the next free donut"

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Time to Say Goodby...

Alas, I have decided to leave Blogger. I will now be posting on Wordpress. I was trying to re-design my blog and was running into difficulties. I have found that Wordpress allowed me to do some of the things I wanted much easier.

By all means check out the new sight at:

Friday, December 14, 2007

Video of the Week 12/14

Thursday, December 06, 2007

World Water Crisis

According to the United Nations 1.1 billion people lack adequate drinking water and 2.6 billion people are without adequate water for sanitation. Without water for sewage disposal, cross-contamination of drinking water by untreated sewage is the chief adverse outcome of inadequate safe water supply. Consequently disease and significant deaths arise from people using contaminated water supplies; these effects are particularly pronounced for children in underdeveloped countries, where 3900 children per day die of diarrhea alone.2

The global water crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns. In fact, diarrhea kills six times more people than armed conflict. Of the people around the world who lack access to water, 720 million are in Asia. There are 2.6 billion people who lack access to sanitation, of whom 1.9 billion are in Asia.2

I am a professional Water Treatment Technician. I work to purify water for industry—electronics specifically.

Over the last several months I have been increasingly burdened by the fact that every 17.6 seconds a child will die from water related illnesses.2 People are dying for want of something most of us take for granted. I feel I can no longer stand by and do nothing.

Over the next few months I will be seeking out what God is doing to meet the needs of people in this area and how I can be a part of it. I would ask that you be praying for discernment and wisdom on my part as I follow His prompting and lead my family into this area.

If you would like to be kept up to date on what God is doing in this critical ministry please feel free ask. You can e-mail me at:


or just ask me as our paths cross in every day life.

“Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you? Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.”

Matthew 25:44-45 (NIV)


Friday, November 30, 2007

Evel Knievel (October 17, 1938-November 30, 2007)

As a kid in the 70's I would watch Evel Knievel on Wide World of Sports. I rode with cards in the spokes of my bike. We jumped everything we could. Today with the common place eXtreme sports we forget that Evel was a true pioneer and icon. I will likely never forget the Snake river jump. It makes me more than a little sad to see the passing of a childhood hero.

I love the feeling of the fresh air on my face and the wind blowing through my hair. Evel Knievel

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Photography Portfolio 9

This was an old abandoned truck that somebody tried to push over the bank.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Photography Portfolio 8

For this assignment we were supposed to feature one color of our choosing.

When I get around to it--I am going to change this blog's appearance and us this picture as the banner.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Photography Portfolio 7

The assignment here was "dreaming". I took this in front of the Oregon Convention Center. The sculpture is called "The Dream" and it was done in 1990 by Michael Florin Dente.