Just thought I’d give a little bit of an update as to what’s happened in the past few weeks with the Zimbabwe 2007 Project that I’m a part of.
Day at the Sugar Bush Fundraiser [04/07/2007]
The unexpected snowy weather for this time of year turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it really contributed to the success of the day. The snow certainly gave a more appropriate backdrop to the whole experience of being in the sugar-bush.
When I arrived at the Schaab’s barn I quickly attended to my pre-arranged pancake duty. It was while making my extra special “flap-jacks” (all I did was coat the pan with oil, pour the mix, and flip) that I realized how many people were attending this fundraiser event. We were kept pretty busy making the pancakes and there were times that we couldn’t keep up with the number of people arriving!
All in all the day was a fun day – and thanks to all the volunteers and the generosity of the people attending we made just over $2,000 between the sale of Maple Syrup and the tickets for the day.
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I was interviewed today by Mike Lorentz from A-Channel News about my participation in the Zimbabwe 2007 Project.? Two other team members (Barry Mutrie and James Giles) were interviewed as well.? I don’t know when the interview will be broadcast (more than likely only will be a snippet of the actual taping) but it was a good opportunity to think through once again some of my personal motivations for going on this missions trip.
Every now and then you come across a initiative by an individual on the web that looks genuine on the surface but when you look further you see it is a veiled slam (in good humor of course!)? Such is the case when I recently came across Owen Winkler’s post about ForkPress.? The funny thing is – it appears that some people are really buying into this sarcastic parody of WordPress and Habari (and bbPress to boot!) and actually believe this is an upcoming service in development.? If it is, then my computer’s name is Hal.? What a great way to let off some steam…