A couple of years ago I decided to pursue a video series that highlighted artists who are not only great at their craft, but also view their creative pursuits as part of their responsibility to make a positive difference in their world. Enter Cameron Moberg, also known as Camer1. A gifted graffiti/urban artist and rapper, Camer1 and I met up in San Francisco to spend a couple of days hanging out, working on a wall, and talking life, art, and ministry to youth in the 6th Street corridor of SF. Here's his story.
2011 is off to a great start, and I am off and running with new (renewed) vision, goals, and projects for the upcoming year! I'm not normally one to pursue new years resolutions, but I do appreciate the changing of the years as opportunities to refocus and grow on the previous year's work, both personal and professional.
This past weekend my brother flew in from Iowa to join me and our brother-in-law on a hiking trip that we hoped would see us to the top of five Colorado 14ers. Mt. Democrat, Mt. Lincoln, and Mt. Bross, a close triangle of peaks in the Mosquito Range, were our goals on Friday. Mt. Harvard and Mt. Columbia, two peaks in the Sawatch Range, were our destinations on Saturday. An ambitious two-day hiking trip to be sure, but my brother competes in triathalons, so I didn’t think his lack of acclimatization to the altitude would be an issue. My brother-in-law is a regular runner and biker, and he lives at higher altitude, so I knew he would have no problems. And despite my athletic background, I figured somebody had to be the weak link, so I rounded out the trio of climbers set to tackle the 14ers.
When I began the redesign process for my new website I wrestled with the idea of reincorporating a blog as a core part of my web presence. In a past life of my website I had started a blog and I thought it was pretty good. I would post photos from personal projects I was doing (I didn’t have any paying clients at the time) and write down a few thoughts to complement the photos. I would post regularly, sometimes even daily. And I would rejoice whenever someone left a comment, even if that someone was my wife cheering me on. Everything was going well.