Tuesday, September 27, 2005
I just read this and I couldn't pass up sharing it with the world.
'It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.'-- David Brin, science fiction novelist
So true, so true.
Monday, September 19, 2005
You are The Cap'n!
Some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some slit the throats of any man that stands between them and the mantle of power. You never met a man you couldn't eviscerate. Not that mindless violence is the only avenue open to you - but why take an avenue when you have complete freeway access? You are the definitive Man of Action. You are James Bond in a blousy shirt and drawstring-fly pants. Your swash was buckled long ago and you have never been so sure of anything in your life as in your ability to bend everyone to your will. You will call anyone out and cut off their head if they show any sign of taking you on or backing down. You cannot be saddled with tedious underlings, but if one of your lieutenants shows an overly developed sense of ambition he may find more suitable accommodations in Davy Jones' locker. That is, of course, IF you notice him. You tend to be self absorbed - a weakness that may keep you from seeing enemies where they are and imagining them where they are not.
What's Yer Inner Pirate?
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Well, I'm off to cook dinner for the crew. Tonight I'll be woking the plank.
Thursday, September 01, 2005
Terry Ebbert, head of the city's emergency operations, warned that the slow evacuation at the Superdome had become an "incredibly explosive situation," and he bitterly complained that FEMA was not offering enough help.
"This is a national emergency. This is a national disgrace," he said. "FEMA has been here three days, yet there is no command and control. We can send massive amounts of aid to tsunami victims, but we can't bail out the city of New Orleans."
The above is quoted from a news story at : http://www.wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=3795426&nav=0RZEe2BD
I've been watching the television coverage for the past two days and I'm torn between pain, hurt, and anger. There are people who deserve aid and there are people taking pot shots at the National Guard and those trying to rescue them. Patience no longer exists in the hurricane devestated areas of Louisiana and Mississippi. On the news cries of "Help us help us" resound from tired, sick, hungry, and devestated citizens. It leads me to ask the following questions:
This wasn't an unexpected event, many people evacuated out of state or to the dome atleast.
1. Why didn't these people get out of the city when they could?
2. We knew about this, why didn't we send National Guard in and evacuate those who could not do it for themselves?
3. Where is the world aid? How many times have we helped the world in aid and rebuilding? Time to step up world.
I'm not there, I didn't live through it and I've never lived through anything like this before. I will feel the effects in gas prices and increases in the price of goods and services. I can't pretend I know what they are going through and I can't pretend that I wouldn't be behaving the same way. I would hope I wouldn't. I would hope I could find a reasonable solution to the problems around me, but I don't know. To that end the blame game needs to end. There is too much at risk for disharmony to rule.
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
This is quoted from an article on a local newsite:
"Staff members at Children's Hospital huddled with sick youngsters and waited in vain for help to arrive as looters tried to break through the locked door, Blanco spokeswoman Denise Bottcher told the newspaper. Neither the police nor the National Guard arrived"
The article is here: http://www.wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=3788764
It didn't take long. When established authority is gone or helpless anarchy rushes in the fill the void. Much like the water that rushed out of the sky and ocean to wreak havoc, the looters are out in force. Granted it is probably a small number of the total population that has instigated this despicable behavior. It is unfortunate in these times of pain and suffering that anyone would stoop so low. It really doesn't give much credit to humanity to know this is how we face adversity and hardship.
For those in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas my heartfelt prayers go out for you in this time of trouble. For those of you who have taken this opportunity to "better" yourselves, may God have mercy on your souls.
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
It's been one of those days trying to fight fatigue and all. Not sure what is causing it and all. I'm guessing I'm just not getting enough quality sleep and yet here I am writing instead of sleeping.
Jealousy is a hard animal to tame, nay to cage. I run a webcast at www.tetelestai-radio.com and have done so for a couple of years now. Today freerock1.com changed over to www.chargeradio.com. That got a lot of coverage on a site that I frequent and it has been hard to watch because of my foolish, jealous nature. I wish them nothing but the best and I know that if I only did something more than gripe and moan I could do more with my webcast. The question then becomes who is my webcast really for, what is my motivation? Is it personal glory? After today I'm not sure I can answer that question comfortably. This is supposed to be my ministry for God, not for me. It isn't for my glory, but HIS. Because of that I also feel shame and disgust at not giving my best to it. It's a vicious cycle.
I really do wish them the best though, I'm somewhat friends with one of the co-program directors and I think they've taken that station in the right direction. It rocks, check it out if you get a chance.
Then come back to mine;)
Now Playing: Brad Stine - Animal Rights Activists on Tetelestai-radio.com
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Well I think I'm going to have fun with the picture feature for this blog. I do apologize if the picture is a bit too cheesy.
Why is it I am so afraid to move forward, but once I do I find the travel is easy? I've been putting off working on a project for a week or so due to other commitments and I finally got into it tonight. I figured out two things that were bothering me and made major head way into the project. It usually happens that way. I let fear or frustration paralyze me too much.
I wish I could get the motivation to take on more challenges, but I don't. Maybe someday, sometime I will look back and see this was foolishness, but for now I feel I'm stuck in the quicksand of indecision and apathy. David wrote in Psalms of feeling this way and how God pulled him free and put him on steady ground. What makes me think that God will do the same for me when I can't take time out of my day and work on my relationship with Him? I feel pretty crappy right now and have for a few days. I know in a week or two it will be a passing memory fading like headlights on an empty highway. I know I'll bounce back and I'll be singing and dancing and praising and making all kinds of promises again about how I'm going to change my life for myself, my God and my family. And yet it will not happen. As I read the words I've written perhaps I've found a clue as to why, but will I truly learn from it.
I need a change in attitude AND a change in latitude. I am crazy, but I feel I'm still going insane.