Sunday, December 26, 2010

Bittersweet Christmas + New Freegan Video!

Christmas was bittersweet this year, with the knowledge that several of our friends will likely not make it to Christmas next year. At the LACW, we make our house a home for people who are near the end of their lives. Many poor individuals have moved off the streets and into the hospitality house to live out their last days (or to live many years, too).

Right now, we have a man named Mike who is suffering from a malicious tumor in his jaw. His doctor told him that he may not see Christmas this year (thankfully he did!). We learn from him, and those in the past, how to die gracefully. Mike is a gracious and friendly man. We pray for his comfort.

In other news, a friend of Eric's and mine has directed and produced a mini-documentary about freeganism. The video follows a Los Angeles Dumpster Diving Meetup event and included interviews with Eric and me.

Watch the film here. This link is only useful to Facebook users. You have to sign in to see the video. I will post a public link or embed the video as soon as I get that information.


  1. My heart goes out to you and your friends. Just to let you know - there's 12 days of Xmas and we've got 10 more to go. Stay strong!

  2. Jesus is the reason for the season. Nothing else! He was born on this day to bring us salvation. All you have to do is believe and follow him. Abandon your liberal ideology,your pagan goat gods,and accept Jesus as the only way to salvation. That's it. He loves you. Don't you want to be in heaven with him instead of in Hell with the devil and his legion of demons and non-believers?

  3. Ben, Thank you for your sentiment! Merry Christmas to you.

    To Fred, I say... ok....

    Why would I have to abandon liberal theology to follow a radical character like Jesus?