I had a nice full day today. We went to church this morning and it was fairly intense. Today was Pentecost so we had confirmation today. Watching the kids make their confirmation made me think about my own confirmation, my daughters' baptisms and the promises we make to live in God's covenant. Then we also … Continue reading sunday update….
I woke up this morning, somewhat startled from a dream I had (or was having). From time to time I have a memorable dream, and I want to start recording them whenever I can. One thing I am curious about is how long a dream lasts: hours or mere minutes ? I am also curious … Continue reading an unsettling dream…..
The Washington Post website displays a picture of an Iraqi prisoner in chains with an American MP dog apparently ready to bite him. I saved a copy of this pic in my gallery. If there is an unruly mob that won't settle down: then certainly, by all means, bring on the dogs ! But to … Continue reading Loosing the moral high ground….
We are having an terrific thunderstorm; the power has kicked off and back on about 6 times, and I have visted the breaker box in the dark recesses of the cellar 3 times this evening. Hopefully my surge protector is up to all of this mess. Today was a busy day off. I had some … Continue reading an update…..
I have read in several articles from various sources that the US developed special techniques designed to humiliate Muslims. The techniqes consited of the stuff we have been reading about lately: being kept naked, being forced to masturbate etc. I think the idea that the US did this specifically to shame Muslims is bogus as … Continue reading a rant on a sunday night…
I am visiting my ma right now. We had breakfast and then went to the flea market to see Dad. My parents like to go to auctions and flea markets and buy stuff. Then they clean it up and fix it as needed and sell it in their yard sale or my Dad takes it … Continue reading visting parents….
I am at work, on my second cup of coffee. I am nearly finished with the spreadsheet I started yesterday. So, I think I will take a blog break ! This morning I was quite hungry and the pantry was bare, so I decided to grab something on the way to work. I stopped at … Continue reading Some thoughts….
Here is a good article from CT Weblog about the abuse scandal in Iraq. The Vatican has roundly condemned us and the article also made an excellant point that the female soldier in the notorious picture ought not to have been working as a guard in a men's prison camp -- excellant point I say … Continue reading a rant….
...with all the talk lately about the prisoner abuse going on in Iraq, so many are asking "how could this happen?" what went wrong ?" The Chain of Command & the Geneva Conventions are indeed important, but we must also look inside ourselves. We are often repelled by things that actually exist withing our own … Continue reading How could this happen ? What went wrong ?
I went to the doctor yesterday afternoon to get something for this God-awful poison ivy rash I picked up over the weekend. He gave me an Rx for Cortisone pills, Benedryl pills, and a Cortisone cream. I picked this stuff up about 4:30 pm. Anyway, the cortisone starts out 3 times a day for 2 … Continue reading Some good pills….
....the weekend has been a blur, I dont even remember what went on on Friday. Saturday I did part of the laundry and I went to Borders for a while. Today I went to church, Sweetous missed today 'cause she had a meeting with a client. Now I remember what I did on Friday, I … Continue reading weekend recap…..