$110 for Tuesday

I’ve never rooted so hard to not win $110.

My heart was leaping and falling and hanging on every loose ball, offensive rebound, and free throw during the NCAA Championship game between Butler and Duke.

I was literally leaping and falling on Butler’s last two shots. When the buzzer sounded I was a puddle of rabid, heart-broken fan on the floor. And I was $110 richer since I picked Duke to win it all.

The funny thing is, I’m a Duke fan. In fact, the last time I jumped around the living room like an absolute idiot during March Madness was when Laettner hit the shot to beat Kentucky.

There was just something wrong with my pocketbook profiting and my heart suffering. I didn’t want the money. I didn’t deserve…

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Reading my way to Africa

Reading is constantly getting me into trouble.

I read the label on my underwear and went to Bangladesh where I was nearly pulled to pieces in a Bangladeshi mosh pit. I read Dracula and went to Romania where I spent the night alone at the real life Castle Dracula. And now reading is playing a crucial part in calling me to Africa.

Before Life in Abundance asked me to go with them, I had spent much of the previous six months reading about Africa. It was a conscious decision. I wasn’t intentionally focusing on the continent.

I like Dave Eggers so I read What is the What — an amazing read about the Lost Boys of Sudan trying…

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Change your underwear, change the world

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Are you a fan of saving the world and wearing underwear? How about rock climbing in just underwear (see above) or playing tennis in just underwear or climbing a tree in just underwear or posing like Russian acrobats in just underwear?

The folks at PACT Underwear hope so. Go to PACTs homepage and hit refresh to see all of the outdoor things you can do in your underwear. (Not pictured: getting arrested for indecent exposure.)

PACT on PACT (you should check out their ingredients page):

PACT’s motto is CHANGE STARTS WITH YOUR UNDERWEAR. The purchase of PACT underwear is participation in a social movement: when you buy PACT underwear, you are supporting and…

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