Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Rearview year end

This has been the most odd December I can remember. I've spent an odd quantity of time thinking about things that happened this year, both globally & in my bubble. I guess it's just the latest example of how my life has been this year, full of analysis & reflection.
12 months ago I went to Florida
11 months ago my second niece was born
6 months ago I got irritatingly close to dying in a car wreck
5 months ago I moved to Minneapolis
4 months ago I went to Turkey
2 weeks ago I moved back to North Dakota

Thursday, June 20, 2013

See & (re)spond

Earlier today I was putting in a little time sanding down the top of the coffee table that I'm restoring. To the west, at least I think it was the west, the sky was getting ominously dark. A normal precursor to a storm & not unexpected because the weather forecast for the day was rain. Add a drastic change in the temperature & it was pretty obvious to me what was going to be happening in the evening.
Well my the signs were right. Every 10 minutes there is a warning message scrolling on the tv & the weather is getting funky outside.
But it got me thinking, are there signs every day of things just as foreboding?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


I may never fully understand how my mind works but I know enough to just go with it when it works. The other day I was at work & in passing I was a young lady wearing a christian t-shirt. I immediately began thinking about the reasons behind it.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Partial Update

So my last post was about a potential tragedy in the future. A movie that just came out has made me continue thinking about the slaughter of innocents. The movie's called "The Purge." Basically for one day a year no crimes are prohibited so people get slaughtered & lots of bad stuff happens. I haven't seen the movie & don't plan to but it's another example of what could be in the future.
The more the idea gets pushed into public consciousness, the more possible it is that the future is scary & bleak.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A slippery slope

A couple days ago I had a convergent moment where a few seemingly unrelated things connect in a unique way.
The trigger for this connection was a photo I saw while I was at work. It was of a special needs paraplegic girl. The thought crossed my mind again of how America is so deeply divided & how history may be repeated in coming decades.
After the jump I'll get specific.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Summer 2013

This is a few weeks behind but I'll combine two concept posts into one as a result.
1) I'm gonna write a smidge about my Iron Man 3 escapade
2) This will be the kick off of my silverscreen summer.

Fair warning this isn't really gonna be a big deal but I like doing the writing as practice of another form of writing.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The state of these days

There have been a couple significant developments this week that are currently pending but are worth detailing here anyway.

Minor Mile Stone

A few days ago the total page views for this blog broke 5,000. Not a mind bogglingly high number but it's still something that I'm proud of.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Part 2

So it took me longer then I thought to get this second part down but its still very relevant so here goes!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Thoughts of a thinker Part 1

Yesterday & today I have had quite a few lightbulb moments. You know what I mean, when something just clicks for the first time or for the first time in a new way.
The first one was trivial but was a bit a downer. I was at the gym & recognized the fact that with every passing day I get a little bit closer to being 30. It's like 5 years away still but I'm on the downward slope & kinda freaked me. I had to make a sincere effort to not have a panic attack about it. Like I said, it's trivial but that's why I started with it :-D
The rest of the the my realizations after the jump. They will be mostly disconnected but I'm just gonna combine them into one post so that it can be a decent length.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Observance 4/19/13

This is a couple days delayed from the initial thought, but after thinking about it more I'm still solid on the symbolism. That America, like every empire that has ever been is collapsing while it still exists. This is a short introduction but I have a lot to say below the jump.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Where do you stand??

I've been wanting to write this for a few weeks but couldn't figure out how to start. Without a start I couldn't really write it because it's a flow, like a speech. Then today my introduction hit me.
A lot of people use science as a way to discredit Christianity & disprove God. It's interesting to me because science is such an inexact/inconclusive method of knowledge acquirement.
Where as God is the Truth. He is the rock for our lives. The Bible is the record of His interaction with & love for us. He is solid, anything else is like quicksand.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

reflect & advance

Something I've noticed over years of listening to music is that is both reflects & advances the culture that it is apart of. On the Godless side people are just trying to make the best of their lives. The meaning of their lives is predicated around what they do - having sex, drinking, drugs, possessions, profession. Any and all ways to make living serviceable, bearable & as easy as possible. The music that they listen to promotes their lifestyle. That's the reflecting part. It's more accurate to say promotion of the "advancement." The homo-sexual agenda, godlessness, & false love are increasing in prevalence.
After the jump I will add a couple songs & continue the opining.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Being a contrarian #1

I was going to just Tweet this out but I think that isn't the right form for this just because of the short form that is designed for. Anyway, I was thinking tonight about life & mistakes & pain. Now more then ever I get that stuff happens in life. It just does. No one & nothing today is to blame for diseases & natural disasters but those things still happen.
When they do, the result is often deep scarring. Well intentioned people want those scars to be taken away because then life would be easier but in line with my contradictory way I see it somewhat differently.