Que Es Esto?

I am off to bed, but I found this video and I had to take a minute to post it.

I really don't have the words to describe it, but things get insane towards the end.

Did she just wash her face with John McCain?


What, What? Two Posts in One Day!?! Get. Out.

Right now, you're probably asking yourself "What is Robert up to these days?" I assume that you think that most of time. Probably you wake up asking that question, go to bed asking that question.

Knowing you, you probably ask it during meals and while you're driving. I mean, what else do you really have to do?

I imagine that sometimes you even ask it aloud. Sometimes even to other people. Those other people where probably thinking it as well, so they say "I don't know, but I was just thinking that same thing. Freaky." 

They may even go so far as to call it a "coinky-dink." I do not approve of this.

Well, something spectacular has happened in Kurdistan over the last couple of weeks. Spring has arrived! Actually, it's felt like Summer, but I won't complain. At least until the days come when I have to roll up my pants when I am in private because my legs are melting off of my body.

But, I should be back in Ohio before that happens. And, let's face it, that doesn't happen in Ohio. Ever.

We spent three days in the town of Halabja over Easter weekend. We ran a baseball camp for 56 boys and it was fantastic. 

At first, I was skeptical. Why would a bunch of kids want to learn baseball? They've never even seen it before. But, that's exactly why they wanted to learn it. It's new and fun.

They had a great time. At one point some of them declared their love for baseball and their hatred of soccer!  I think they were exaggerating a bit and I'd bet they're at home playing soccer right now, but they were caught up in the moment.

It was really successful and well-received. It was really great

On the last day, we got news about one of the kids sent to Israel for heart surgery. You can - and should - read his story here. He went for life-saving surgery, but he did not survive. His mother comes back with his body tomorrow. Please keep his family in prayer as they struggle with their loss.

After reading about Karim, you should check out the rest of the website. You'll notice a large number of children from Northern Iraq. They're a direct result of the work of a certain someone here in Iraq that some of you know. And, no, I don't mean me. His name starts with a G and he giggles like a little girl. You know who I'm talking about.

I don't want to give too much away, but he's finally being recognized for his work out here! It's great for him and GREAT for the kids out here who are in desperate need of heart surgery, but it means he'll need to raise $$$. 

Angie and I are eager to help him do this (because we are such stellar fund-raisers...), so, if you want to help kids live rather than die, let me know and I can let you know how. 


I debated whether or not to post this video, but, in the end, I decided to. Obviously.

It's a video produced by a Dutch politician featuring what he terms "the truth about Islam." I would venture to say it's pretty inflammatory.

I am posting it because I think it's important to know what's going on in Europe and the seriousness of the issues between Islamists and Liberals in many European countries.

So, whether you agree with what the video sets forth, or are utterly offended by it I suggest that it's important for us as Americans to be aware of the dialogue - and conflict - in Europe. It has real consequences for us.

I will say, though, that if you happen live in, say, Egypt, you probably shouldn't watch it.

Also, I believe "Fitna" means chaos, but someone who knows arabic can correct me.


March 27

I don't have much to say, but I feel like I should keep this updated. 

How's it going?


Obama, Left

Please look at this article. You don't have to read it, just look at the picture.

And the caption.

Whew. Good thing they told me.