An open letter to Elon Musk

Dear Elon Musk

I’ve been a fan of your for quite some time now. I loved what you did at PayPal as well as SpaceX. Your ingenuity and innovative solutions seem so profound, yet are really quite simple. Thank you for making the world I live in, and will leave my kids, a better and more remarkable place.

Last year a friend of mine got a Model S. That really did me in. To be honest it wasn’t really fair that he let me drive it for a while. I’m a pastor at a church in the St Louis area, and while my family is taken care of, it’s really not fair to put me in such a position of lust. Yes the 0 to 60 speed is impressive, to say the least, but the 60 to 100 is what floored me. The handling, the feel, the look (the countless head turns), the sleek lines… all flawless. Then as all guys are want to do, I opened the hood. “so that’s where you put the washer fluid,” I thought. I had to take a picture to send to a friend. How in the world can this car preform better than any other car on the road and have nothing under the hood. And then I had to give the car back. All good things must come to an end.

I get on my computer and stay up all night reading about the Model S… the Roadster…. the upcoming Model X… I watched video after video. I read review after review. Then I read about the projected mass marked car. I’m in! I doubt I’ll ever be able to afford the Model S or X, but maybe I could afford that mass market one.

I thought about the best way I could show my support and save towards my own Tesla. I opened a trading account and bought my 10 shares of Tesla stock. My goal is to pay a typical car payment a month into this account to buy as many shares as I can. If the stock tanks and I lose money, so be it, I just want to put my money where my mouth is.

So, Elon, thank you. Thank you for caring about the beautiful world God created. Thank you for pushing state legislature to undo old, dumb laws (sorry about New Jersey… that’s very wrong). Thank you pushing us to think better. Thank you for caring about the process, not just the end product. If I am ever able to own a Tesla or not, I just wanted you to know that I’m in, and I’m putting my money where my mouth is (up to 17 shares now).

Thank you

Randall Littleton
St Louis

new website coming soon…

for those following along at home, a brand new randalllittleton.com is on it’s way.

College Football Bowl Predictions

before I forget to post… I’m 3 games behind on a steak dinner bet. Top 25 teams going bowling…

 

Toledo v Utah St
Wash U v Boise St
San Jose v Bowling Green
Baylor  v UCLA
Texas v Oregon St
LSU  v Clemson
Miss St v North Western
SC v Michigan
Georgia  v Nebraska
Stanford v Wisconsin
N Illi v  Florida St
Louisville v  Florida
Oregon v K State
Oklahoma  v Aggies
Kent St v Arky St
ND v Bamara

College Football Results: Week 14

Well the regular season has come and gone. Crazy. Once again the BCS has proven to be lame. And just for the record its not just because Oklahoma got hosed in the BCS. I we would have won… well… we would have one. But the Aggies? really? What is this 2011? I thought we got rid of those people. Ugh.

 

In other week 14 news… Look at Baylor pulling the upset over Okie Lite. And even though it wasnt a top 25 match up, Tulsa won the CUSA championship. Its a good time to be from Oklahoma.

Nebraska got humiliated. Boise St squeaked out a horrible win. Georgia should have won. and the ACC is not a good conference… but rumor has it Florida State is bolting. Texas still sucks. I hope Mack Brown stays there for a loooonnng time.

On to the Bowls!

boomer

7 out of 10

UCLA v Stanford (check)
N Illinios v  Kent St (miss)
Bama v Georgia (check)
Texas v  K State (check)
OU  v TCU (check)
Nebbish  v Wisky (miss)
Florida St  v G Tech (check)
Nicholas Cage v Oregon St (check)
Boise v Nevada (check)
Okie Lite v  Baylor (miss)

Monsters Calling Home: Foxbeard

enjoy.

You’re welcome

College Football Week 14: Predictions

We’re coming to the end folks! Currently I’m down 2 in my bet with Jon Cook, so it’s time to make up some ground. It’s championship weekend for a bunch of teams. Can Georgia upset Bama? Or what about UCLA and Stanford? To be honest, most of the other Championship games are pretty lopsided. AND if Texas upsets K STate and Kent St wins… Kent State will be the worst team to ever play in a BCS bowl game, and probably against Oklahoma. SO what are we looking at here…

Boomer

UCLA v Stanford
N Illinios v  Kent St
Bama v Georgia
Texas v  K State
OU  v TCU
Nebbish  v Wisky
Florida St  v G Tech
Nicholas Cage v Oregon St
Boise v Nevada
Okie Lite v  Baylor

My Midrash: Mark 2:13-21

a ‘midrash‘ is a Hebrew word for a way to interact and exegete scripture. nothing fancy, just letting the scripture interact with you and then writing your thoughts down. This is just a place for us to interact with scripture. It’s not really about anything else. As you read the passages ask questions–not questions you already know the answer to, but behind the scenes question. Write down your thoughts. Just let the text speak and let us listen. Post your questions below so we can all be challenged to think about the scripture.

Mark 2:13-21

Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them.  As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.

While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and “sinners” were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him.  16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the “sinners” and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?”

On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, “How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?”

Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? They cannot, so long as they have him with them. But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast.

“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, he pours new wine into new wineskins.”

 

College Football Results: Week 13

What did we learn this wek in football? The SEC is over rated. Anytime Arkansas almost beats you, you suck. Auburn apparently ran out of money for their players. It sucks to be Ohio State right now. 9 out of 10 BIg 12 teams are going bowling. Texas Sucks. Kent State could very well make a BCS bowl, thus confirming that the BCS is flawed.

Boomer

13 out of 18 yikes!

TCU v Texas (miss)
LSU v Arkansas (check)
Nebraska v Iowa (check)
Ohio v Kent St (check)
Arizona St v Arizona (miss)
Wash U
 v  Wash State (miss)
ND v USC (check)
Auburn v Bama (check)
G Tech v UGA (check)
Florida 
v FSU (check)
Oregon v O State (check)
Stanford v UCLA (check)
Mizzou v Aggies (check)
SC
 v Clemson (check)
Okie Lite v OU (check)
Rut
 v Pitt (miss)
(The) Ohio State v Michigan (check)
UCon v Louisville (miss)

College Football Predictions: Week 13

So Bama may have just snuck back in the championship game picture. Fortunately for them, Auburn hit their salary cap a few years back, so they’ll be fine this week. The only SEC game of note is the instate rivalry between Florida and Florida State.

Speaking of rivalries… this is the big week. Oregon vs State, Oklahoma vs State, Georgia vs Tech, Alabama vs Auburn, Florida vs State, SC vs Clemson, Michigan vs Ohio State, Virginia vs Tech, Missisoisiosippspsipsipsi State vs Ole Miss. It’s safe to say it rivalry week.

And just so everyone knows. The Oklahoma v Oklahoma State “rivalry” is the most lopsided rivalry in college football. Oklahoma State could when every year between now and when I die and Oklahoma would still lead the series.

Boomer

TCU v Texas
LSU v Arkansas
Nebraska v Iowa
Ohio v Kent St
Arizona St v Arizona
Wash U
v  Wash State
ND v USC
Auburn v Bama
G Tech v UGA
Florida 
v FSU
Oregon v O State
Stanford v UCLA
Mizzou v Aggies
SC
 v Clemson
Okie Lite v OU
Rut
 v Pitt
(The) Ohio State v Michigan
UCon v Louisville

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