Monday, January 31, 2005

Take That!

The PEOPLE voted in Iraq today. Including women. Millions defied the terrorists like John Kerry and Ted Kennedy to go out and exercise their right as a free people. May God continue to bless them.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Revelations Fulfilled

I was reading an article about the Tsunami in Southeast Asia the other day in US News and World Report. It spoke of the devastation and the unbelivable nature of the destruction. It had some personal stories and observations of some survivors. It was one of these stories from the article that caused my wife, Michelle, to remind me of a scripture that almost perfectly described what happened.

Here is the Scripture. It is from the New Testament in Matthew:

Matthew 24:40-42 (actually the whole chapter applies)
"40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come."

Now here is the portion of the article:

US News and World Report - January 24th 2005
Finding God in Tragedy
"...A boy who climbs one palm tree survives; the one in the next gets swept away.
A woman decides to walk this way to her aunt's house and lives; if she had walked that way, she would have died..."

Now I'm not saying Christ is returning tomorrow or even this year, but to me this is a testimony that the signs to precede his second coming are happening all around us.

Doctrine and Covenants 38:30
"...but if ye are prepared ye shall not fear."


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(thanks to Hockeyguy for the link)

Friday, January 21, 2005

Worst day of the year

Are you ready? Some British psychologist has determined that Jan. 24th is the most depressing day of the year. Buckle up and hunker down, here it comes!

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Second Term

The JibJab people have another video out. It has it's funny parts. I must be honest and say that these past almost three months without all the political 'crap' has been very nice. I am NOT looking forward to 2008. Anyway, if you want a laugh click the graphic above and go to the website to see the video.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

In Good Company

I saw "In Good Company" yesterday. It was a very good film and I thouroughly enjoyed it. After spending over a decade in corporate America it was somewhat painful to watch what happened to Dennis Quaid's character. It also brought intense joy in the ending to see how it all works out. As I was watching the film I was thinking that just about anyone I know could watch this film and find a character in the film to relate to. Someone that would be playing them were the film to be about their lives. So, go see this film and figure out who you would be.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Happy Civil Rights Day

Happy Civil Rights Day to everyone!
Just once on this day and subsequent days make a specific effort to be civil to someone. And, try not to include sarcasm or 'political correctness'. Be 'real', be 'yourself'. We have become a world where everyone is afraid to say what they feel and think, afraid to be themselves. We have become a world of 'fake' people afraid to offend or upset or step on toes. If you are a good person with good intentions then you shouldn't be afraid of these things. Will they still happen? Sure. With the diversity of personalities and backgrounds in this grand world it cannot be avoided. Your ideals will almost certainly clash with someone else at some point. The trick is to be 'civil' and genuine. If you detect that you have offended someone. Own up to it. Apologize and start a dialog with that person on what offended. Maybe you can learn about them and become a better person and maybe just maybe you can make a friend instead of an enemy. Would it to be so I dare say our world would be much much better than it is.
Be civil.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

We are family

Some newfound relatives want to see what our family looks like. We've been promising a picture for awhile now. Here it is!

2004 Cinema on Clariticity

2004 was a pretty good movie year. I started posting movie reviews when this blog went live in July of 2004. Since then I have seen 36 films and reviewed them. You can use the links to the left to look at the full lists of top ten and bottom ten, but here are the FINAL results for my Best and Worst movie of 2004.

BEST= The Work and The Glory
Whether you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or not I think you will enjoy this movie. It's historical fiction but is very accurate to what happened in upstate New York in the early 1800's when Joseph Smith was restoring the gospel and founding the Church of Christ in the latter days.

WORST= Dodgeball
Those who made this film should be publicly humiliated in some heinous way. Something, anything to keep them from doing this to us again. If the memories of Dodge ball from my elementary school days weren't bad enough now I have this pile of trash to try and expunge from my memory.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Now, I HAVE seen everything

Some people just have too much stinking time on their hands.
Someone has translated the Book of Mormon into Klingon.
Next thing you know the Simpsons will convert to Mormonism.

(thanks to HockeyGuy for the link)

Thursday, January 06, 2005


The New Year started off with a 'puff' here. A large puff of snow. It hasn't snowed this much here for quite a number of years. It's kinda pretty to sit at my new office window (home) and watch the snow fall silently on my front yard. Shoveling the stuff stinks but it can be an interesting experience being as my driveway is as steep as it is. I can start at the top of the driveway and push off with the shovel and arrive at the bottom of the driveway in about 8 seconds, with a pile of snow. If I can keep my balance it is a fun ride. If I can't...well...I'll spare you the dialogue.
Oh, "what is a lot of snow you say?" How about 16 inches in 3 days and there is more coming!

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Happy New Year

Just a note to say Happy New Year to all.
May your 2005 be your best year yet.