Windy….

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We made our annual trek to Wisconsin last week to visit the in-laws and restock our cherry supplies.  On the way back we faced 50 mph headwinds that demolished our gas mileage but did wonders for the wind farm in north central Illinois.

Going it alone….

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Here it is 9:10am and all my clocks except for the computer say it is 8:10am.  I guess we forgot that Mr. Bush decided to go it alone again and change the date when the time changes. The rest of the world changed but I guess we didn’t. Long story short.. we missed church. But I think God will forgive me on this one. So, I will repeat the process again next week.

Leave Politics to the Politicians….



This year I decided to make a life change. Up until that point I was an avid follower of the political process. I watched every convention and heard most of the speeches present there.  I followed most of the candidates positions; even those who I could not vote for.  I worked actively and supported with my rather generous donations one of the presidential candidates in the 2008 election. But starting that day in the Spring of this year I decided to leave all politics behind and I can say I am now a much happier person for it.

Politics in the last few years has just become too ugly for my sanity.  It seems that whoever is elected is automatically doomed to failure in this highly partisan atmosphere.  I am totally disillusioned with the idea that our democaray can survive the idoicy of the current political process.  Jefferson said many years ago that the success of a democracy is dependent on an informed electorate.  If that is the case we should be counting the years. What will replace it I just don’t know or even care at the moment.

So, in my mind it is better to just abandon any thoughts of something that seems currently unfixable.  I will leave it up to others to try and get us out of this current quagmire. As for me I am following the saying that “ignorance is bliss” and enjoying every minute of it.  Standing back and looking at our current political processes is nothing but amusing to me now.

And the journey goes on….

More Barns…

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We just got back from our annual trip to northern Wisconsin this week. We re-supply our cherry inventory and visit the in-laws.  This time we trekked through country roads and took quite a few more pictures of barns. Here is one of them.

I Believe…

  • I believe that too many Christian denominations today spend far too much time idolizing Jesus and far too little time actually doing what he commands.
  • I believe that those who think that getting into heaven simply requires saying that Jesus is my savior are flat out wrong.  Many of these will find out that Jesus will not recognize there words without backing them up by actions.
  • I believe that  many Christian denominations totally ignore or rationalize away Jesus words in the Lord’s prayer that we will be forgiven by God in the same degree that we forgive those who sin against us. He meant what he said!
  • I believe that a person can find a particular verse either the Old or New Testaments to back up almost any concept that they wish to make.

And the journey goes on….