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O Beloved, Come with Me!
I want to Witness
The sighs of your Dreams...

Here we are: Irene & Grant... ¡Hola! Hello! 

This is us adventuring high above NYC on our Honeymoon in June of 2018.  


Now we invite you, Our Neighbors, to join us on our first Joint Quest as you

Help Us Deliver Happiness 

to our Neighborhoods, and then...

Around the World!

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Let's Party for Mercy's Sake Like Never Before with MERCIPALOOZA.com!

Because Your Eternal Life, and Our Ultimate Happiness literally depend on it...

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We often speak MERCIPALOOZA.com as PUTTING ON A SHOW OF AMAZING AMPED UP ICE here at Agile Life Adventures.  And when we do, we speak of many things, and for this we have many plans, and many ways that you can Join the Team & Join the Show! 

ULTIMATELY... We make these plans, and put on this show so that, together, we will be able to:

Sustainably feed 8 Million people each year, and then do even more for Mercy's Sake each, and every year, Forever.

To do this, we are inviting EVERYONE across our globe to form into local teams guided by The Agility of Grace and compete for the chance to present your particular opuses of Mercy on the world stage at Disney World in co-celebration with the Nobel Peace Prize awards every year.

HERE'S THE PLAN...


To honor the Life Opuses of Coaches Bob Haas, Barry Pfahl, Gordon Jack Miller, Charles Casto, James Beck, Patricia Chopich Essex Reichert, and Nelson Roberts of Willard, OH... ESPN, People To People International, The Knights of Columbus, Rotary International, LMSDTN.com, and MERCIPALOOZA.com present:


The Mercipalooza.com Perpetual Global 3on3 Basketball Pentathlon Tournament to Sustainably Feed Millions of Impoverished, and Otherwise Starving People Each Year, Spread the Happiness of World Peace, and Do More Better Each, and Every Day So That We May All Work Together to Make the World a Better, Brighter Place to Live In, and to Love In for Us All. 


Let’s not try to boil the ocean, or corral the sky, let’s simply commit to taking a little bite out of world poverty each day, stop sniping at each other from our private echo chambers on social media, playing some round ball to prove our heart, bagging some food to sustainably feed at least 8 million people who would otherwise have none, and having some life-altering, world-changing dialogue about the challenges of the future that face us all, and what we can do just a little bit better each, and every day to collaborate among ourselves,  overcome our differences, and move beyond them toward an evermore happy global Unity of Peace as a global family. 


Let’s all observe this motto: I may not know exactly how to connect up all the dots, but I do know that I have faith in my fellow global round-ballers to act with goodwill, and I shall accept nothing less than the best of excellence from myself, from them, and from us all for Mercy’s sake. 


And let’s all make this the challenge for World Peace we shall wage on, and off the court, together:  To help those who need, and dream to do more better for themselves, but have real-world impairments of scarcity preventing them from obtaining adequate food, water, clothing, welcome as aliens in foreign lands & shelter from homelessness in the lands they call home, healthcare, freedom from blockers that hold them back from living dignified lives at work, and as families, and blockers that prevent their dignified end-of-life care, and burial. 


Global Finalists will be invited each December by ESPN to Disney World in sunny Orlando Florida to co-celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize awards by playing in the Mercipalooza.com 3on3 Global Grande Finale, having a Feed My Starving Children food bag off, and co-promoting their ideas for keeping our Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow Shining at The End of Every Day for generations to come. 


The winning team in each division will be invited to make a GoFundMe.com video promoting their idea for a better, brighter world, offered a chance to travel with FoodForThePoor.com to deliver the food we bag at the Grande Finale directly to the people who need it most, and awarded an Imagineering Grant as a stipend to help make their Dream of a Better, Brighter World Come True as their Welcome Home from a World Peace Tour well waged, and for a job well done on all accounts.


Teams shall consist of 33 players, each, and get points for winning basketball games (3), serving their communities (3), bagging food in collaboration with FMSC.org & FoodForThePoor.org (3), generating workable solutions to real-world problems that can be scaled up with the efficiency of Machine-Platform-Crowd Organization, and the Grace of Collaborative Human Agility (3), and presenting their ideas in artistically engaging ways (3) that involve graphic arts (3), dialog (3), song (3), dance (3), stage-craft spectacle (3), and light (3). 


Scoring will be done round robin FIFA style with 3 points for a win, 1 point each for a tie, and zero points for a loss in all geographies. Sixteen teams shall participate in each meet. Lots shall be drawn to determine “home” and “away” team designations, home teams will not compete with each other, and away teams will rotate in a circle to face each of the home teams. A tie between any number of first place teams shall be determined by combining point differentials on the basketball court with number of food bags produced on The Mobile Little Mustard Seed factory floors. And any remaining ties determined by drawing lots. 


Geographical divisions shall be self-organizing orthogonally into sixteens-of-sixteens, and shall be broken into divisions using the traditional adjacent physicality of existing postal code systems in each geography. 


National geographies are recognized as per UN guidelines, and are considered to arise from the location of the official National Capital (for example, Russia is a European country, although their population spans both Europe, and Asia)


At the Global Grande Finale level geographical representation of the 16 finalists shall be apportioned as follows:


Asia: 6 teams

Africa: 2 teams

Europe: 2 teams

North America: 2 teams

South America: 2 team

Oceania: 2 team 


Each Continent shall seed the Finale with eight rounds of nested pre-selection as follows:


National

Provincial

Postal Code to five levels (Regional, Sectional, District, Metropole, and Borough)

Postal Code sixth-level subdivision (Parochial)


There shall be three rounds available for “friendlies” each yearly cycle as “practice rounds” beginning in January in among sixth level postal code divisional geographies. 


Preselection rounds will take place each month beginning Sunday Morning at 8 am local time, and will run for nine hours on a 20/10/20/10 basis with an hour for lunch at noon. The Sunday morning chosen shall be the Sunday immediately before the 10th of the Month, and shall be the third of the month if the tenth is a Sunday. 


For direct competition, 20/10/20 is two 20 minute periods of action with ten minutes of rest in between. The final 10 minutes will be for scoring, and movement to the next venue. 


For comparative presentation competitions, the two twenty minute periods will be used to allow each opposing team to present for scoring by a panel to f three judges in the presence of the other team. 


As teams are eliminated from global competition, they are encouraged to continue attending local competitions, working to improve their own team for the next year, and, when possible, assisting the winning team from their geography, because the point of this competition is to innovate, to serve, and to learn how to be at peace with one another in a world where we all win together, and even a loss is a win if we have the Grace and Goodwill to learn to do more better next time around. 


The cost to sanction a team for competition is $100/team member per month, payable by each team member individually as a direct monthly installment subscription via PayPal. Everyone who participates, whether directly on a team, or as part of the administrative, or judging functions, will pay this fee to support the world sanctioning body for MERCIPALOOZA 3on3.

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The money derived from these sanctioning fees will be used to plan, and execute the Grande Finale each year, and to seed the promotional activities of the global council of governors. 


Contributions toward prizes, and other benefits of sanctioning shall be solicited from commercial, and charitable partners to enhance the work of our competitors, and to encourage the maximum number of teams to participate. 


Each Mercipalooza.com Perpetual Global 3on3 Basketball Tournament Site (Local through Global Finale) shall provide eight venues for each of the five 3on3 competitions that shall be collectively scored as a pentathlon:


Basketball (Half-Court Tournament)

Manna Packing (Competitive Food Bagging ie FMSC.org & FoodForThePoor.orgsponsored “Joint The Pack” events)

Exhibition of Community Service (in the TED Talk style)

Live Idea Show (a Theatrical Event)

Scenographic Display (the “Liquid Promotional Space” the team brings to show their stuff)


Individual geographies are free to specify the space limitations their particular geography can accommodate. 


For exhibitions, and shows it is required that each team be provided at least one rotation into a room specifically designed to accommodate TED-style, and theatrical style presentation as appropriate to the genre of the presentation. 


Teams are required to prepare themselves for basketball as they best can. Enlisting the aid of local coaches is encouraged. 


Teams shall be provide contacts from both FMSC.com, and FoodForThePoor.com to help them prepare for the packing events. 


Teams for the other two events are encouraged to acquire the following bibliography to prepare for exhibitions, and shows:


  • Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly
  • The Little Mustard Seed Trilogy Starter Pack by Grant Shull which is FREE to Kindle Unlimited Subscribers [CLICK HERE to ACCESS] (theatrical presentations will be scored according to how well the team incorporates the themes of this trilogy into their original work demonstrating their particular innovative concept) 
  • The Second Machine Age by Brynjolfsson & McAfee
  • Machine Platform Crowd by Brynjolfsson & McAfee (both this work and Second Machine Revolution will be used as a framework for evaluating the particular innovation presented)
  • The Art of Possibility by Zander & Zander
  • Aristotle’s Poetics by Aristotle
  • Mother Teresa’s Prescription by Paul Wright
  • Find Your Why by Simon Sinek
  • How to Convince Them in 90 Seconds or Less by Nicholas Boothman
  • LIQUID SPACES: SCENOGRAPHY, INSTALLATIONS AND SPATIAL EXPERIENCES from Gestalten publishing
  • Also:  A good reading knowledge of one or more major faith traditions that encourage the personification of Mercy in one’s own life, and promote servant-leadership to others over OPLM-driven, zero-sum solutions to problem solving, and peaceful coexistence (cf. The Art of Possibility) could prove helpful in convincing your judges of the merit in what you present. 


Otherwise, the world is your oyster, and your canvas is yours to paint as you see fit. 


Have fun, learn much, and work toward happiness, keeping in mind our guiding haiku as you go your merry way:


Namaste! See Love;

Serve Mercy: Send Happiness;

Wage Peace: Namaste!

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