Month: January 2014

  • Chapters 5 & 6

    Chapters 5 & 6 are pretty much done.  I’ve started chapter 7, but cutting wood all day in sub-freezing weather and being around sick people has taken its toll on me.  Cold medicine has clouded my mind so attempting to write any more right now would end up in a bunch of mumbled words and […]

  • Not Compromising IS Compromising

    Today, it seems as though everyone refuses to compromise, but not compromising is compromising.  It’s like refusing to make a decision is actually making decision.  Everyone has their stances and their lines drawn in the sand.  It does not matter if you are a high ranking politician or a 3 year old kid.  Everyone has […]

  • Driving in Snow

    So, there are certain rules one should follow when driving in snow.  The main rule is to never to do anything quickly: brake, accelerate, and turn.  There are obvious rules too like don’t drive to fast.  That 70MPH speed limit doesn’t mean a thing when there is three inches of snow over the roads.  I […]

  • Real Communication

    There is real communication, and there is fake communication.  I call it fake communication because there seems to be no real value in it.  I am seeing it more and more.  In a restaurant, people are found glued to their tablets, cell phones, or gaming devices.  Hell, there are even people talking to each other via text, Facebook, Twitter, […]

  • Cold Again

    When it was -9(F) outside with a -30(F) wind chill, I was outside for three hours straight.  I was warm because I was wearing the  proper clothes.  It made 20(F) feel like late spring when we finally got to that temperature the next day.  A couple of days in the 50’s, and I was spoiled.  […]

  • Scary Being A Parent

    It is scary being a parent.  I know it always has been, but now seems even more so.  Maybe it’s because the world is much smaller with everyone being able to publish media.  Maybe the worthless people of my generation are now parents.  Worthless begets worthless.  Kids are cruel.  Some of it is intentional while some […]

  • Can’t Help…

    To be blunt, you cannot truly help a person (without debilitating disabilities) who does not want to help themselves in life.  There are a variety of proverbs that illustrate the point.  You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.  Give a man to fish, and he eats for a day.  Teach […]

  • Never Again Moments

    There is often a feeling of “Never Again!” after dealing with a disaster, no matter the size.  When we lost power for four days after a massive wind storm left millions without power, I bought a large welder for a generator even though I’ve never welded.  Maybe I’ll learn.  After struggling to keep the wood burner […]

  • Winter Can Be Done Now

    Winter is just officially two weeks old, and I am ready for spring already.  I love the changing of the seasons, and I like about two weeks of really cold, but this is getting crazy.  It’s been pretty cold for well over a month, and this -6(F) is about to put me over the edge.  […]

  • A Slightly New Perspective

    So, after having a gaping hole in the side of the house, and temperatures diving, I appreciate the progress that has been made in home construction.  The holes were not part of some disaster, but rather, a construction project.  Cardboard and plastic is no replacement for siding, wood, insulation, and drywall when it is 20(F) […]