jason in liberty

Last Century Before the Fondo

Posted in Uncategorized by jasoninliberty on April 21, 2012

Good week. One weekend remains between the team and Fondo glory.

Rode Wednesday night with the Captain.

Rode will Rider’s Ed. this a.m. to get in one more century before the Fondo. Did a Liberty loop and met up with the Cycle City ride to Dearborn.



Wed Night Biscari Ride

Posted in Uncategorized by jasoninliberty on April 11, 2012

rode the wednesday night ride tonight
with captain ron

climbed EE hard

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and the legend of  cpt. ron continues grow
the cpt. sprinted up the final hill
when the group took chase
one rider snapped his chain
that’s how it is
riding with captain ron
not sure what was more awesome
finishing the ride uncontested with cpt. ron
or the recovery shake
and post ride meal (sweet potato burritos w/kidney beans and cilantro)
provided by the lovely jessica

ride on


Posted in Uncategorized by jasoninliberty on April 10, 2012

i started riding road bikes during August of 2011

i really like it

i rode through the winter

weekedays starting at 5 a.m.

still liked it

last weekend i rode my first cetury, 100 miles

still like it

last night i signed up for this: http://bigshark.com/about/2012-vino-fondo-pg796.htm

the mondo fondo: http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=66808#

i’m excited for the challenge

the plan is to team up with four riders from the 5 a.m. group

we don’t have an official name

i think “rider’s ed” is a good fit — most are connected to education in some form 

didn’t make it this morning

still a little wiped from the weekend

plan to hit the wed night biscari ride

a little less than four weeks to the fondo

i’ll try to record the remaining prep here

this week in liberty

Posted in Uncategorized by jasoninliberty on June 26, 2011
ten minutes to post… go!

early this week, finished one larger project at work and rolled onto the next one w/little to no fan fare… note to self, get used to it… perspective here makes all the difference — work is one aspect of life.
god's will seems less about struggling to find it and more about paying attention to what's in front of me
DC is on a straightaway, we've turned a few corners and are bearing down on the future — plans to focus on effectiveness and empowering leaders
"Many come short, being satisfied with the works of God rather than hungering for and reaching on to God Himself." AW Tozer

getting back into riding (mtbs — currently training for a july adventure race) is harder than keeping it up — riding horses may be a better idea than riding motorcycles
luke 7 
33 For John the Baptist didn’t spend his time eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’ 34 The Son of Man,[f] on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’ 35 But wisdom is shown to be right by the lives of those who follow it.[g]

i'm 5-minutes over

this week in liberty

Posted in death, Family by jasoninliberty on March 27, 2011

we celebrated jessica’s __th birthday

this week also includes the anniversary of her brother’s passing
it’s a full week
there is tension in this week, tension, emotion, and reminiscence
for me, the highlight of the week was easily our birthday dinner date saturday night and conversation
this week jess also shared an email from my mom, whom i haven’t spoken to in a few months, w/me — she asked how i was doing
i facilitated a 3-day course at work, attended meetings at 3 diff campuses on thursday, and was in an all-day orientation session friday  — had little time to work, to produce
this week i’ll be in oceanside, ca to facilitate a learning plan development session for clients
this will be a full week
today i spent time with my church family and with my family family
and tonight i took time out to read
here some excerpts that have stood out to me recently . . .
I cannot change the realities of life after death. There is a Heaven and hell or there isn’t. What I need to focus on is what I can change: myself by being willing and allowing myself to be transformed (by one I first understood as “higher power” and now call Jesus Christ) and the world around me by doing my best to love God and others as Jesus asked.
guest post on joan’s blog from becky garrison entitled, coming out of the christian closet

here’s a video i watched tonite: martha depp on art and cancer

good pairing

Posted in Uncategorized by jasoninliberty on October 3, 2010

read this excerpt from dawn’s blog post, “The Idea Camp that Dared . . .” dawn carter blogs here: chroniclesofdawnia.com

We are not alone. No matter how isolated we feel, enveloped in shame or broken we feel, God sees us. He has healing for us and uses community to do it.

We need grace and truth. We are all jacked up and the sooner we all admit it, we can start cooperating with God on the restoring of our souls. I am not talking about moping around in housecoats of familiar dysfunction but creating places where grace (I accept you) coexists with tough truth and love (do what it takes to get healing, damn it).
We heal as we obey. Getting healing needs to move out from something drastic that really broken people do to something normal that people do on their way to looking like Jesus. We need to normalize brokenness in our churches and reframe it into the context of spiritual formation. I need to get healing for my broken heart because to do so is obedience. Jesus accepts me, but He loves me too much to leave me broken. His love must transform and restore.
We serve a holy and powerful God, able to break any chain forged by any hand. When my theology is anemic my hope remains small. Right thinking about God, his character, his tremendous love for me, his declarations of who I am…these are lifelines to a disoriented soul.

and listen to this:

words to build a life on by mike crawford and his secret siblings


out in liberty

Posted in Uncategorized by jasoninliberty on August 27, 2010
I spend A LOT of time online . . . here are three people and places on the web that stood out to me this week. As my mom writes at the end of recipes, Enjoy!

3.  Cathleen Falsani: http://www.godgrrl.com/, specifically Obama on Faith 

2.  Charles Lee: http://www.charlestlee.com/, and his latest project !CSEX

1.  Andrew Marin, gayest straight guy in America: http://www.loveisanorientation.com/

redeem this

Posted in Uncategorized by jasoninliberty on August 3, 2010
this is not
what i had in mind
this doesn’t make sense
this is too hard
this sucks

redeem this because
this hurts
this is awkward
this is ugly,
and this isn’t going to work

redeem this
i don’t deserve this
i hate this
i can’t do this

redeem this because
i didn’t ask for this
i can’t handle this,
and i’m done with this

but your message is:

so i will marry myself to this
eat this
drink this
become one with this

i will be identified with this
mesh with this
befriend this
find fulfillment in this

i will leave everything for this
risk this
trust this
suffer for this

i will grow in this
follow this
believe this
hope for this

for this

a joyful mind

Posted in Family, poetry, Speed by jasoninliberty on July 12, 2010

(Reposted from www.iamscotthodge.com)

In The Naked Now, Richard Rohr asks, “What might a joyful mind be?” A few of his answers:

When your mind does not need to be right.

When you no longer need to compare yourself with others.

When your mind can be creative, but without needing anyone to know.

When you can live in contentment with whatever the moment offers.

When your mind does not need to be in charge, but can serve the moment with gracious and affirming information.

When your mind follows the intelligent lead of your heart.

When your mind is curious and interested, not suspicious and interrogating.

When you do not need to humiliate, critique, or defeat those who have hurt you – not even in your mind.

When your mind can think well of itself, but without needing to.

When your mind can accept yourself as you are, warts and all.

When your mind can find truth on both sides.

When your mind fills the gaps with “the benefit of the doubt” for both friend and enemy.

When your mind can critique and also detach from that critique.

When your mind can wait, listen, and learn.

When your mind can admit it was wrong and change.

When your mind can stop judging and critiquing itself.

When your mind can find God in all things.

dog days

Posted in Uncategorized by jasoninliberty on June 10, 2010

but it’s not summer yet.