Monday, September 27, 2010

What about the Women?

Do not entertain an accusation against
an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.
(1 Timothy 5:19 NIV)

not shown - 2 other accusers

I believe the boys.

But that's not what this post is about.

Since these accusations were revealed, a simple question keeps running through my mind:
What about the women?

What about the women who unknowingly entrusted their sons to the "mentor" program in hopes of finding a positive male role model for their children?

What about the women who
knew of this weakness, took advantage of it and in the process pimped their sons?

Actress Viola Davis in the movie - Doubt

What about the women who are married to men with similar weaknesses, know about it and accept it provided their lifestyle does not change?

What about the women the accusers (and others like them) have or will have unprotected sex with (allegedly, one of the accusers has fathered a child)?

What about the women who worked at New Birth and who were fully aware these activities and did nothing?

What about the women - the feminists - who have planted a seed that fathers are not necessary?

What about the women in the church so blinded by the "good works," and the bling that they worship the man rather than God?

I was hoping that when I woke up on Sunday morning I would read that Bishop Long stood before his church and repented. For that, he would have gained my respect, forgiveness and prayers. However, this did not happen. (He didn't even bother to say he was innocent.) It was just another exercise of spiritual manipulation to maintain status quo.

I suspect a financial settlement is being drawn as I type. The boys will be paid off. The story will be buried. Business will return to normal with one exception - they will be more careful.

a must-see movie

Friday, September 17, 2010

Production Report for the Week Ending September 17, 2010

The following is a report of my activities for the week ending September 17, 2010.

I. A New Record has been updated. I actually got the site up with only a 2-day delay. Not bad. Normally, I'm at least a week late. Here's a peak at some of this month's content:

Yes, there's more. Go to

II. Back to School - Week Two

I am learning so much in my web design class. For several years I made excuses as to why I should not take this course. Money, lack of time, could teach myself, money. Now that I am almost 2-weeks deep, I realize that some things you just have to pay for. Should pay for. Although, taking this course is putting a squeeze on my budget, I know it will benefit me long term. So you'll hear (or read) no grumblings from me.

III. The "B" Word

Guess what was in my inbox this week? An e-newsletter I subscribe to had an interesting guest article this week. It was on creative burnout. Yes, the "B" word, b-u-r-n-o-u-t. Symptoms: (a) you can't remember the day of the week; (b) all you want to do is stay in bed, eat potato chips and watch "24" on Netflix; (c) you're pissed off a lot; and (d) you just want to get a steady job that pays the bills, lets you eat out and go to the movies once in a while, and own a condo at the beach. Oops, am I telling on my self?

I've actually been planning a WOMEN CREATE episode on burnout. But, funny thing, no one wants to talk about it. Perhaps we don't like admitting that we can't do it all. I'm always amazed at how some people are able to post on Twitter or Facebook all day long. I'm like, don't they have a life? I can barely post a single blog entry each week. It used to make me feel like I was doing something wrong. But then I learned that most of them hire virtual assistants to do their social media or worse, some actually don't have a life. Well, I intend to write my own status updates and blog posts. However, I won't jeopardize my health to do it. So, you get it when you get it.

Here's a link to the article.

This concludes my report for the week ending September 17, 2010.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Production Report for the Week Ending September 10, 2010

The following is a report of my activities for the week ending September 10, 2010.

I. Stepping Up My Game

I'm heading back to school. For the next 12 weeks I'll be pursuing a web design certificate at a local university. Class starts today. It will include beginning/intermediate/advanced html, Flash, Fireworks and more. I'm also taking Photoshop.

It's time for me to step up my game. I'm ready, willing, able, and going for it.

II. Other News

I took a vacation. My first in nearly 3 years. All of my computers stayed home.