Saturday, October 30, 2010
I'm very glad the independents are breaking toward the Republicans this cycle - but have to wonder, How can someone with real moorings truly be an "independent" who might go either way? The two political philosophies are such polar opposites. It would seem that someone who has no problem switching from party to party from election to election must not have much basic grounding in core beliefs. To be pro-Obama in 2008 and anti-Obama in 2010 - or any other combination - independents must not look deeply or believe deeply. If they did they would be consistently on one side or the other.
Friday, October 29, 2010
A major research institution (MRI) has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest chemical element yet known to science. The new element has been tentatively named Governmentium.
Governmentium has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.
Since governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of governmentium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete when it would normally take less than a second.
Governmentium has a normal half-life of three years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause some morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.
This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientists to speculate that governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as Critical Morass.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The oldest son has been away in college/med school for quite a few years. He just happens to be in town for two months, as, of all the places he could be doing rotations for his med school, he is doing them here in town at our hospital, and he's been living at home. The other person doing the same rotations just happened to have hours off where he was available to work for this man during the past week.
The daughter is teaching with us this year. She's been in China for the past eight years but felt very strongly that she was to come home this year instead. She didn't know why but she obeyed God's leading in her life.
Many family members came from Pennsylvania. Someone that knew someone that the family knew had a lake house that was available - don't know exactly how large, but with many bedrooms and bathrooms. The entire family from out of town was able to stay at this house instead of being farmed out to various people or renting motel rooms - also, on Sunday afternoon, they were all able to go out to the lake to spend time at this neutral location, which was very refreshing after the many sad hours spent in their home during the previous days.
Amazing how all those "coincidences" happened to come together for this family that has trusted in God for many years!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Fluorescent striping on a jacket shows up very well with a flash. . .
I'd have loved to have gotten a longer video clip. . .but of course, the camera batteries died halfway through the game.