Thursday, December 25, 2008

"Christians" and racism

I posted this on my Facebook page:

I find it odd, and very sad, that SO-CALLED "Christians" will make racial jokes and emphasize racial stereotypes. This is especially common now that Barack Obama has been elected as our next President.

There's really no excuse for this. This display of very UN-Christlike behavior is not only damaging, but must call into question their very confessions of being followers of Jesus Christ.

There is no room -- none -- for this type of easily-avoided behavior. This is not a man being tempted by a dark maiden. This is not a glutton being tempted by a delicious meal. This is a person purposely seeking the most base nature.

What's almost as bad, perhaps on the same level, is that other "Christians" refuse to raise their voices in protest. Quiet acceptance is acceptance nonetheless.

I will not keep quiet. I hear you, and say loudly with a calm confidence that is given to His followers when they know they are right: "Stop. That is not Christian".

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008

It Happened Again!

Oh this is so nice!

Recently, an attractive young woman told me I was "very handsome".

OH YEAH!! Take THAT, Fried!!!

Twitter??

Can someone please explain Twitter to me?

I get it that you post small bits of information. I get it that you can track others' postings.

What I don't get is: WHY would you want to do such a thing??

Seriously ... anyone? Can you explain this to me?? Who wants to know what I'm doing?

(Oh ... snap! ... that's the problem; no one cares what I'm doing!)

-- Don

Want

This is the object of my lust!

*sigh*

Need

I need a breakthrough. I need to burst through some limiting beliefs that I have, and I don't even know (yet) what those limiting beliefs are!!

Time for some introspection.

I need to find a software business idea. A web site that people will pay to use; my friend, Jason, at www.37signals.com is a perfect example.

The challenge is, of course, coming up with an idea. I don't need to make a ton of money -- heck, $100 a month would be fine -- just need to get something up and running. I can build on that small success, of that I'm sure.

Should I learn XAML, Expression Blend and Silverlight??

Ruby? RoR?

Python? (I doubt that; seems like a small niche)

I'm thinking RoR ... seems to be the technology du jour.

Finally, I'm listening to "Call Me" by Blondie right now; great music, eh??

All The Best,

-- Don

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Talented. Beautiful.

With a wonderfully great song.

Ladies and gentlemen, Ingrid Michaelson:

Don't Do That

Driving with your fog lights on when it's not foggy:

Just stop it!

DON'T DO THAT!

Reticular Activating System

The reticular activating system, or RAS, is a part of the brain that, in simple terms, "notices stuff".

Check out this great example:

Click here to view

Voluntary Simplicity

Great book. I read it many years ago and it still resonates with me.

So, I'm getting rid of a lot of stuff. And I've found a solution:

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Frightening

My best days are behind me. The future looks bleak.

Frightening. I'm scared. I don't have much optimism for the future.

Yikes.