Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Busted Paradigms
The stock market is where you need to be for the long term.
Just use an Index Fund.
Housing always goes up.
Get as much house as you can afford.
Just put that on the Home Equity Loan.
Big gas hog vehicles.
Flip this house.

Paradigms Bloated and Soon to Bust
Just toss it out, it’s cheaper to buy a new one.
Just get a divorce.
I can’t move back in with Mom and Dad.
I can’t move in with my kids and burden them.
I thought money markets were safe.
You can always trust cash.
At least I can use my credit card if things get bad.
Gold, what’s that?
Don’t worry, Washington will fix it.
Driving habits, eg., people driving to and from work with no riders.
High Paid athletes.
Pro Sports.
The Pro Sports revenue model itself.
Obesity everywhere.
Food TV.
I eat what I want, when I want.
If you don’t like it, just toss it.
Undecided majors in college.
College affordability/high priced schools.
Just charge it.
My job is safe.
Our country can fight a war anywhere, anytime.
Just Bail em out.
Retail Consumerism.

NEW Paradigms to come
Understanding money and economic basics.
You cannot trust Wall Street (well underway)
Political scrutiny from the people.
I talk with my congressman at least once a month.
Taking an interest and getting involved in Government.
Caring about your Government.
Anger/frustration about the state of the nation.
The dollar is not worth very much.
Gold is where you want to be or should have been.
Prices are going up all the time (underway)
Shortages of food, gasoline, etc.
Spend the dollar quick before the price of that item goes even higher.
I never eat fast food.
Eating out is a luxury.
Wasting food is a no-no.
Making homemade bread.
Frugal is in.
Bling is out.
Owning a home is not smart.
Renting is the way to go.
No, we don’t have cable TV.
Small Local newspapers make a comeback.
Who can afford college?
I am lucky and blessed to be employed.
Going to church/temple is good to do for many reasons.
Gardening. (well underway)
Saving money in a safe medium.
3 meals a day, snacks anytime — those were the good old days.
Save the money first, then buy it.
We cannot afford to keep troops all over the globe.
It’s hard to get a credit card.
Yes, I know my neighbors, don’t you know yours?
Able to make basic plumbing and electrical repairs.
Going to the library.
Mechanical knowledge is very handy.
At least baseball is cheap again.

Friday, September 26, 2008


I am now using linux on a little Dell X1. It is a little diff, no wait, a lot diff but i like it. I have a lot more to learn. fun fun fun. I'll keep everyone posted.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Friend Day @ New Life Community Church

During worship today the question occured to me.... "what really matters to me".

Things in this life that really matter to me. After about 5 min. Worth of thought.

1. Truth
2. Sincerity
3. Wife
4. Josiah and Hannah
5. Honesty
6. Being able to connect with God

I may add more to these later.

Moved by God's presence,

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

This is true...

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.
- Sir Francis Bacon

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Anybody know what happened to Rome?

The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance. --Cicero, 55 BC

Monday, July 28, 2008

I am selling my Polaris

I know that I usually have at least something decent to say. But, today I am wanting to sell my ATV. Drop me an email if you are interested.
Here is the run down:
2007 500 EFI special edition
with winch and Active Decent Control and Alum. rims with aggressive tires.
I have a 7 Ft. set of ramps that could go with it for $200. Other accessories also. $6,500 OBO.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hit Hard but....Put back right

Hosea 6

Gangs of Priests Assaulting Worshipers

1-3 "Come on, let's go back to God. He hurt us, but he'll heal us.
He hit us hard,
but he'll put us right again.
In a couple of days we'll feel better.
By the third day he'll have made us brand-new,
Alive and on our feet,
fit to face him.
We're ready to study God,
eager for God-knowledge.
As sure as dawn breaks,
so sure is his daily arrival.
He comes as rain comes,
as spring rain refreshing the ground."
4-7 "What am I to do with you, Ephraim?
What do I make of you, Judah?
Your declarations of love last no longer
than morning mist and predawn dew.
That's why I use prophets to shake you to attention,
why my words cut you to the quick:
To wake you up to my judgment
blazing like light.
I'm after love that lasts, not more religion.
I want you to know God, not go to more prayer meetings.
You broke the covenant—just like Adam!
You broke faith with me—ungrateful wretches!

8-9"Gilead has become Crime City—
blood on the sidewalks, blood on the streets.
It used to be robbers who mugged pedestrians.
Now it's gangs of priests
Assaulting worshipers on their way to Shechem.
Nothing is sacred to them.

10"I saw a shocking thing in the country of Israel:
Ephraim worshiping in a religious whorehouse,
and Israel in the mud right there with him.

11"You're as bad as the worst of them, Judah.
You've been sowing wild oats. Now it's harvest time."

Monday, March 17, 2008


Life is hard.

Especially for people who stop to think about it. My skin is raw from trying to wash the "X" on my forehead off.