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3 great Vancouver restaurants for hand-pulled noodles

Got three recommendations for Hand Pulled Noodles in Vancouver, from a friend there:

Peaceful Restaurant
532 W Broadway,
Vancouver, BC V5Z1E9, CA

Legendary Noodle
4191 Main St,
Vancouver, BC V5V3P6, CA

Sha Lin Noodle House
548 W Broadway W,
Vancouver, BC V5Z1E9, CA

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Where Shake Shack Gets its Beef for its Burgers

“Beef is a good example to use. At the beginning we had one location in New York City with relatively low volume. At that time, we worked very closely with Pat LaFrieda Meats to help identify the right Shake Shack blend of meat. Over the last six years, we have really dug in to understand where our beef is coming from. I get to travel to the different parts of the U.S. to see the ranches, the feedlots and ultimately the harvesting facility where the raw material comes from. As we have grown, we have continued to build relationships with these companies and farmers. I’ve driven around Kansas in this guy’s pick-up, going from farm to farm learning how he chooses cattle from a particular farmer. We let them know how important their decisions are to us because it dictates what ends up on our griddles. We want humanely raised beef coming from people who are doing the right thing for their farms, their land and their animals. The farmers feel great about where their beef is going when we let them know how passionate we are about having the best product.  

Source: Shake Shack’s supply chain guru on sourcing better burgers | GreenBiz

How Asian Americans Can Gain a Voice in the Conversation

This is an important conversation starter, as Asian American Christian ministry leaders begin to engage in a public discussion about racial dynamics of evangelicalism. There’s a lot more Asian Americans have to contribute. I like his reflections beyond diagnosing the problems and coming up with several suggestions that could gain traction.. kudos.

Raymond Chang

If you’ve been following the conversation on Lecrae’s reverse exodus from white evangelicalism, you will know the following has taken place:

  1. Lecrae released his new album, “All Things Work Together”
  2. Lecrae mentioned his divorce from white evangelicalism on a Truth’s Table interview.
  3. John Piper wrote an article on Desiring God and Christianity today responding to Lecrae’s departure from white evangelicalism expressing his gratitude for Lecrae’s faith, asking questions about the role of racial identity development in the church, and asking what Lecrae’s loosening from white evangelicalism means for multi-ethnic relations.
  4. I responded to the question about what Lecrae’s loosening from White Evangelicalism means to multi-ethnic relations in an open letter to John Piper.
  5. Bryan Loritts’ responded affirming what was written in my open letter, while also expressing his exhaustion being in white evangelical spaces. He then called for people of color to create their own spaces and invite…

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finding conversations about the Bible and about God

Did you find this blog post as one of the WordPress tags? Or because you follow this blog on wordpress.com? Or something else?

If you’d be so kind to add a comment and let me know how you got here, that would help me figure out how to better tag and present mu blog posts on the Bible or whatever topic.

There are so many ways to find content these days beyond the search engine. Different apps and websites call it Explore or Discover. I can’t count them all. I know lots of people are spending lots of time on Facebook, but that doesn’t necessarily means there are not people here browsing for content on wordpress.com.

Following WordPress Tags

Today I was intrigued by the WordPress.com tags and how you can click on popular tags or follow specific ones in your WordPress reader. This link to Bible shows you the most recent posts tagged with the Bible tag. Or, in the Bible category. Yes, tags and categories are almost interchangeable in the wordpress system.

Bible tag

Blogging my conversations with God

Started a blog at demystifying.bible a couple months ago. Yes, that is a real domain name, a real web address, pretty neat, eh?

I’m discovering that by using my own words in talking with God, that, this has helped me to be more engaged in prayer. And that’s a good thing. I’m finding that it’s boosted my spiritual life to converge prayer and writing and talking. Along the way, this has furthered a discovery of my prayer language.

If prayer can be thought of as having a conversation with God, then it should be okay to talk with God in my own words the way I talk and think and feel. After all, a number of people are doing that with the Bible, paraphrasing it and publishing new Bible versions to make the Bible more understandable. Surely, making prayer more understandable to the person that is praying can only be helpful.

Read more about the origins of this experimental project that is running for 30 weeks, join it already in progress. And follow along there at demystifying.bible.

Watching The Laundromat Documentary 2013

Where can you watch The Laundromat Documentary, an award-winning film created by Vanessa Yee? The answer is not yet known.

About the Laundromat Documentary

IMDB has a page for The Laundromat Documentary. There is a Facebook page and a Kickstarter page that has information about the making of The Laundromat Documentary; and there used to be a community website. Vanessa Yee’s description of the film:

The Laundromat is my thesis film at UCLA’s film school. In this doc, I hope to begin breaking the Asian American community’s cycle of silence and shame. When people are unable to find a space to take care of their “dirty laundry”, this film will empower different generations to address the prevailing silence and find they are not alone in emotional struggle and shameful circumstances.

People Love Movie Trailers

There’s this trailer for The Laundromat Documentary with a few clips strung together—

Daily Bruin wrote about the film in its 2011 article— Washing Away the Silence: Documentary “˜The Laundromat’ explores Asian American stigmas surrounding mental health.

Podcast about Asian American mental health

On SoundCloud there is The Bull and the Badger Podcast, which is “an offshoot of Vanessa’s documentary called The Laundromat. April and Vanessa started this podcast to demonstrate by example that talking about mental health issues, especially ones specific to the Asian American community, does not have to be scary or sad – it can be fun and enlightening and interesting.”

Postscript

I know I’m a few years late in tracking this down. I’ve heard good chatter about it. I think it’d be a very valuable film to be made available for on-demand viewing. I’ll contact the producer and see if there’s more info to share.

Like the Facebook Page for Updates

Okay, I’ve contacted them via the Facebook page for The Laundromat Documentary and got a quick response—

Hi DJ, unfortunately, my film is not yet available to view online. We’re working on a plan for that in the coming year, so if you’ve already liked this page, then you’ll receive an update once it becomes more widely available. … Thanks for your interest and hope to update the page with good news in 2018.

 

skype screen sharing not working mac

I was on a Skype video conference call recently, and was ready to do a screen share to talk about a spreadsheet on my screen. I went to my menu bar and couldn’t find the Screen Share command any more. This is on a Mac, a MacBook Air, to be specific.

What happened?

I’m using Skype version 8.12.0.14 on Mac OSX 10.11.6 (15G18013).

After I searched and searched, eventually found the answer in Skype support.

The Share Screen command is now under the (+) symbol at the bottom of the screen, next to the video button, the hangup button, and the mute button—going from right to left. Not real intuitive for some.

I’ll add a screen shot when I can find someone on Skype to test it out with me.