April 26, 2010
You see, the thing is, over the past several months I have been going through a sort of pre-mid-life crisis. I’ve come to a place in my life where all the sudden I don’t really know who I am or what I’m supposed to do. It’s kinda scary at age 30 and not something I’m used to. I’ve always been a very decisive person, sure of every decision I’ve ever made in regard to my life.
If I’m quite honest with myself, I have taken my focus off God and put it on myself and ironically, in the process, lost who I am. So I’m taking the time to put my focus back where it should be. That’s the only way I know to truly live.
Thanks so much to Dan Collins who has so graciously let me post at his site over the past several months. And thanks to everyone who has read my site and commented. It means so much. If you’re interested in reading about my spiritual journey (or whatever you would call it) you can find me here.
April 22, 2010
An Earth Day Haiku
I scream for the trees
With my old birkentocks on
No shower in months
April 15, 2010
You probably think this post is about you. Don’t you?
Apparently The Great O likes to describe himself as being a man of humility.
To that I say: Bwhahahahahahahahahahahah! Hahahhahahahhahahaha! Hahahahahahahahaha. Haha. Ha.
Oh, that’s a good one.
PS: Here’s Jim Treacher’s take. He’s funny. (Treacher, not Obama)
April 13, 2010
And I like it. Seriously.
It turns out that the former “pop princess” is revealing all, but not in the way you might be thinking. (Get your mind out of the gutter!) What Britney is revealing are her imperfections. She is releasing un-airbrushed pictures of herself in an ad campaign for Candies. And she’s not stopping there. She’s also releasing the airbrushed pics as well, so we can all clearly see the differences. Goody!
And some more.
You go girl! I mean all your other imperfections have been laid bare before the entire world, so why not this?
April 6, 2010
At least I think they are women. It’s kinda hard to tell based on these pictures.
Anyways apparently all these woman are mad that they can’t walk around topless like men can. How come there’s never any really hot women concerned with this law? Maybe there are, just not in Portland. Hmmmm. I hope they weren’t too cold.
PS: I love this:
Ty McDowell, who organized the march, said she was “enraged” by the turnout of men attracted to the demonstration. The purpose, she said, was for society to have the same reaction to a woman walking around topless as it does to men without shirts on.
*ENRAGED!!!* Are you kidding me Ty? I don’t know what planet you are from, but on earth, men love breasts. And at some point, you are just going to have to get over it.
April 5, 2010
It seems a lot has happened simce I’ve been out of the country.
Dimwit 1: Congressman Steve Cohen. This idiot hits way too close to home for me being from Memphis. He has the audacity to compare the Tea Party movement to KKK members. Andrew Brietbart is still offering $100,000 for proof of racism. Where’s the proof, Congressman?
Dimwit 2: Congressman Hank Johnson apparently believes that adding American Marines to the island of Guam will cause it to tip over. For realz. I wonder if he’s best friends with Cohen. I wouldn’t be surprised. I can only imagine the conversation they would have. Chuck Dizzle at knifework.net has some great jokes about it, so he’s probably racist. *sigh*
And for the final Dimwit: The one and only commander-in-chief, leader of the free world, most powerful man in the universe, Barack Hussein Obama. The 17 minute, 2500 word response as to why we need to pay more taxes for Obamacare just tops it all off. Where’s the teleprompter when you need it? Was it on vacation that day?
Slater sums it all up nicely and even adds Phil Hare to the list. Boy those democrats, they are on a roll. Keep it boys. November is right around the corner.
April 2, 2010
I sat next to a man on the plane ride from Atlanta to Managua. He was an Italian school teacher from New York, and what he said will stay with me forever. He told me he was going to Nicaragua because his friends who had been there told him what a beautiful country it was. He wanted to hike the volcanoes around Leon, and plus, the prostitution is really good there. Yeah, that’s right, good prostitution.
I wonder if the guy knew or even cared that prostitution in Nicaragua is legal at age 14. I wonder if he knew that the government is pulling beautiful teenage girls out of child protection centers and putting them on the streets often times forcing them into prostitution just so they can survive.
We went to visit a child protection center called the Sacred Heart of Mary. It is run by a nun named Sister Paula. I met Mother Theresa that day. This incredible woman has dedicated her life to the girls and single mothers of this beautiful yet ravaged country. The government is taking her children away from her. And there’s nothing she can do. She told us how she saw two of her young girls on the streets of Leon in horrible situations with two people she did not know.
My heart is truly broken for these children and girls here, and as I’ve talked to the people here I’ve come to realize just how tragic the situation is. There is such a lack of respect for women and children in this country. According to the State Department website 80% of reported rapes are of young girls under the age of 17. Yet prostitution is legal if you are 14. Violence against women has increased in this country dramatically as well.
El Ayudante fights so hard for the women and girls of Nicaragua. The people here refuse to let the government win. Of the children who the ministry of family is forcing out of the center and into their homes, El Ayudante is building them homes. They are helping those families establish businesses. They are providing them with food. El Ayudante refuses to let one of their girls end up on the streets as a prositute. The work they are doing for this country amazes me, and I am leaving this week encouraged knowing there are at least some people in Nicaragua who care and are making a difference. I know the work they do here may seem small and perhaps insignificant, but those small things add up. And I’ve been lucky enough to witnessed that first hand. El Ayudante and other protection centers like Sacred Heart give the children of this country hope, and that gives me hope too.
PS: My friend Kara Salyers took these photos.