Photo of Noel Robinson by Todd Glaser
My cousin died this week. He was a surfer, Noel Robinson. All the surfing sites have pieces on him (this one is my favorite — what a great picture!), and there’s been a huge response from the surfing community. Noel and I got along well, but we only saw each other rarely. I had no idea that he was a celebrity in his sphere. Now that he’s gone, I really wish I had put in the effort to know him better.
I participated with Mormon Helping Hands yesterday. What an amazing gathering. I love to see how well we in the church come together. My only complaint is that the on-site management of the projects is usually pretty loose. We had about 300 people (or so I’m told), but I think that only about 1/3 of us were actually contributing at any time. That’s not due to lack of willingness, just that it’s hard to coordinate work between 300 people.
Zelophehad’s Daughters has posted their current “list of drafts”. To all the bloggers in the blogosphere, I encourage you to give them a hand — pick a couple of titles from their list and try writing posts based on them :)
My project manager at work went to school in Berkeley in the ’60s. He laments the lack of political activism among students today. As he put it, “The college years are a great time for risk taking and rebellion. An arrest for disorderly conduct in your college years won’t screw up the rest of your life.” Which got me thinking, are one’s college years a socially acceptable time for rebellion? And if so, is it really rebellion if it’s socially acceptable?
I like exploring big buildings and finding the hidden nooks, places where you can sit and read undisturbed. BYU is great for that. That’s also the reason I like attending ward choir practice. I think choir is the hidden nook in most wards.