Showing posts from June 25, 2006


Amazing. And I kinda like July. I am a big fan of July 4th. Grew up watching "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and always related to George M. Cohan as an Irish, flag-waving, singing and dancing American liberal. And the summer heat and recent humidity should have been a clue that July was around the corner.

Last night, I had the privilege of delivering the keynote commencement speech for the 2006 graduates of California College, San Diego. Last year, they had invited me to do the opening Invocation and I thought that was cool. Being asked back because they "...thought my words were inspiring." was even cooler. I admit to being flattered and nervous. I realized that I wasn't giving the commencement speech for Harvard or UCLA or even Holmes Institute, but I took the charge seriously nonetheless.

Happily, they asked me to bring someone from the church to do the Invocation and Rev. Michael said yes! So I had a buddy and a grounding influence with me. The event was held at…