News for November 2010


My buddy Rev. Matt Skolnik made this video as part of his church’s work for employment justice.  I’m honored that he used Gather Us In and Barefeet in the soundtrack.

Posted: November 21st, 2010
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Bike to School

Last week was so beautiful last week I picked Lydia up from school with her bike on the back of my bike.  She got a ton of smiles and thumbs and what not from her teachers and friends and then we took off for the library and home.  If it were up to her (and my schedule for that matter) we’d do this everyday.  And here’s a school who felt the same way:

Maybe this spring we’ll get this going in our neighborhood.  It could be great.  It could be one more light at the end of yet another Minnesota winter.

Posted: November 15th, 2010
Categories: bike, edumacation
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Where was I?

Oh yes, I had pneumonia, went on tour, came back and almost made a writing deadline. And as if that were not enough, I rejoined facebook.
Which is like crack.
Now you’re probably wondering, “Nate does crack?” Well, no. Never have never will. Nor am I suggesting, “If you like facebook, you’ll love Crack Cocaine!” I’m just saying FB, as the locals call it, is addictive. It’s like reality TV. Really stupid, but really hard to turn off. You scroll down the page in hopes of just one funny status update. Or maybe one friend (and in FB I use the term loosely) did something flippin’ cool. But mostly it’s totally useless information. Oh, you’re kids are napping good? You had a good lunch? That’s the stuff I used to rip on facebook for.
But now I’ll be the first to admit, I keep checking. I never thought I’d say this – I kind of like it. I like knowing when someone had a great turkey sandwich. I’m happy for a friend with well rested kids. I’m (swallow pride here) really enjoying facebook.
So that’s where I’ve been.
Sheesh! With this kind of cultural embrace it’s only a matter of time till I start liking Project Runway and Biggest Loser. I can see it now! Tune in for next week’s blog, from Glevil to Gleek.

Posted: November 10th, 2010
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