A different neighbor will be shut down

musical stage being erected in a field
You can see our subdivision behind the U-Haul truck.

A Church tucked into a geographically residential area.

Churches and church-goers, by default, are respectful. Literally to a fault.

A geographically residential area buffeted from commercial areas by progressively higher and lower density subdivisions. Housing density rises the closer you get to commercial areas and lowers the farther you move away from commercial.

Our subdivision sits across from a 400-acre Nature preserve.

Last night’s three-hour long (not counting two-hours of assorted sound checks and rehearsals) outdoor Christmas Concert was utterly disrespectful to the residential neighbors on the other side of the chain link fence.

Separate yourself from the source and the context and ask a few objective questions:

  1. Does the noise exceed residential zoning standards?
  2. Does the noise last for hours?
  3. If this was a resident in your subdivision, or an adjacent subdivision, would the police shut them down?

Three easy yeses.

Rather than call the police like i did recently, grace was extended.

With a caveat.

To followup with Pastor Chuck January 3.

Will pose the three objective questions (from above) to him.

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Did i have four hours to spare?

Disney Conference Keynote Speakers
Our School isn’t far from here. Two miles as the crow flies.


It cost me four hours two days ago. Yesterday though, i was struck by how grateful the staff was by my attendance. The zoning board unanimously approved the variance request for our High School’s proposed Visual and Performing Arts building.

There was serious opposition.

Did i have four hours to spare?


Then why do it?

School relationships are a priority because our freshman will become a man on that campus.

There are things that can be measured that don’t matter.

There are things that matter that can’t be measured.

That’s why i attended.

How could i not?

The school’s future hinged on the zoning variance for a new Visual and Performing Arts building that will facilitate a relationship with Julliard.




On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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