Choice

You know… occassionally I write other things besides like… commentary on the random and weird things that pop into my brain. Sometimes I write poetry.

So, here’s a poem for the election year:

Plans are more than ideas.
Ideas are simply the foundation.
Separate, but integral.

Good intentions do not stand alone.
It takes a good act to make them history.
Great acts are never perpetrated
by those who merely have ideas.

Lincoln did not stand on a mere thought.
King had a dream that he made reality.
War and protests.
Laws passed in congress,
in Washington and on the street.

Ideas beget plans.
A plan begets an act.
An act can change the world.
The world records it and calls it history.

Will you give your children an idea alone?
An intangible thing, that merely stands on faith?
Or will you leave them with history?
A history filled with worthy deeds,
upon which they can build their dreams.… [Read More]

The Rules of Highway Driving

Okay, I don’t know about the rest of the people out there, but when my dad taught me how to drive, he told me some basic rules about getting on the highway and general politeness about driving on a highway. Obviously these things don’t apply all at the same time, there are varying circumstances.

1. When you get on the ramp that puts you onto the freeway (called an on-ramp) you should generally be doing the speed limit (in most cases this is sixty (60) miles per hour. You find this number on a little thing behind your steering wheel called a “speedometer”.). This allows you to merge easily into traffic without causing the car that you cut in front of to slam on their brakes… which could cause a fatal collision of that person’s car with the person who was travelling at sixty miles per hour behind them.

2. There is a yield sign at the end of each “on-ramp”.… [Read More]

In response to Mr. Reynolds

I admire Glenn Reynolds for a lot of things, and generally I agree with what he has to say. This would be one of those rare times that I disagree.

I do feel that this legislation is important. I have always felt that writers, not just journalists mind you, writers, should have protections in place that guard them from the kinds of things that happened to Vanessa Leggett. Bloggers deserve these protections as much as professional journalists.

If I feel that it’s important, I am sure there are other people out there too Glenn. We just have to band together and believe in it! There’s strength in numbers and volume in numbers too. The more people we get together on this, the louder it gets. Start a campaign! I could do it, but it wouldn’t be as effective as you setting up something on the sidebar of your blog.

I do promise, that if you start a campaign for this… I’ll be among the first people to sign up to join it.… [Read More]

My son’s girlfriend is cute.

Oh so scary…

So my son has his first “girlfriend”.

Today I met her and her mother. Both are incredibly nice. The girlfriend in question, is terribly cute. She reminds me a lot of me at her age. In fact, I have a shirt almost identical to the one she was wearing today.

I’m terrified by this in ways that every mother can understand. Picture your only son, dating a girl that is just like you were at that age. Then recall all of the things you did at that age…

It’s horrifying isn’t it?

Makes you wonder what your parents thought about your junior high interests, doesn’t it?… [Read More]