Saturday, July 23, 2005


It's supposed to be 95 here for the next few days with heat index temperatures around 100 or so. Good thing I have a pool. Going in a little while to pick up Ben and bring him back here for a couple of days.

We're going tonight to see the Tennessee Smokies baseball team. They are the AA affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The company gave me free tickets. YAY!
Tennessee Smokies Baseball

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

What rights do you have?

This post is in response to a blog conversation I have been having with the head of the Republican party in my hometown. Thank goodness I don't live there anymore.

Basically, he goes on and on about the rights of the majority and the rights granted to us by God.

Apparently, he got called to task for deleting a post where he received a lot of negative comments, and he has yet to admit that he did it (either intentionally or accidentally). He blames the post going away on a "power outage" that he had at his location. Maybe there was a power outage at his location, but that would have no effect on posts that are already stored on Blogger's servers (whereever they are).

Now, as Paul Harvey says, "the rest of the story". You will see my response to him in the comments below.....

The one true right God does give each individual is the CHOICE to accept His Son Jesus Christ or not to. What each individual does with that choice is their own business, and it will be up to God to stand in judgment, not to any of us.

It is like a former pastor of mine said about the Christian lifestyle...."if I'm wrong (about what he says from the pulpit), I at least have lived a good life and hopefully have made other peoples' lives better in the process. If I'm right, then we will receive all of the riches God has promised us in the Bible".

I think God does give us other rights, but without that first right, the others mean very little.

New pictures

My 5 year old Ben, busy at my laptop

Ben riding a camel at the Knoxville Zoo
Ben on the tram at the Zoo
Here are some various pictures. I'll upload more later.

Monday, July 11, 2005


I just had to reformat my hard drive. What a pain in the butt!

Saturday, July 02, 2005

University of Tennessee RecSports outdoor pool
Here is where I am today.

Friday, July 01, 2005


I find out a little later today what I got for my Poli Sci class. Hoping for an A, but I still think I'll end up with a B+.


I ended up with the B+. No complaints....