Saturday, May 27, 2006

A Good Start With Grampy.

This is the respect I get around the house. I'm glad my four month old grandson feels comfortable enough with me to show me how he really feels.
I swear this photo is untouched. I was holding him and my wife said, "He's flipping you off!" She's quick with the camera.
Riley is a cool kid. Everytime he sees me he grins and sometimes giggles. Maybe he knows something!
We are so glad to be able to help him get off to a good start.

Friday, May 19, 2006

How To Eat A Mango

"If the same verse keeps repeating we must be stuck in a groove. Or, if we are stuck in a groove we will keep hearing the same verse."

I love the smell and taste of a plump fresh mango. But for most of my life I would not buy or eat them. Why? I really never thought about it. Then one day someone bought me a mango (my wife). Here's the secret.

Slice the mango length ways close to the seed. Now cut that slice half way lengthwise. Now simply peel the skin back on either side of the slice with your fingers and teeth as you eat the pulp. Now repeat the process with the other side of the mango.

Now you are left with a mango with the two sides cut and eaten. Now simply peel the skin from around the mango and eat around the seed. Not quite as simple as eating an apple but worth the effort. Now I eat mangos whenever I can.

Not much of a secret was it? I wonder how often we are held back in life because we never stop to think about what we do?

Most of what we are is the product of the genes we inherited, the behavior we observed from our parents, and our experiences as we grow and mature through life. If we eat something and then get sick, we may never eat that food again even though it had nothing to do with being sick. We all develop prejudices that hold us back from experiencing life to its fullest.

Life can be seen as overcoming the prejudices we are taught by our parents, our experiences, our friends, our governments, the media, our church and in fact by nearly everything in our existence. How do we overcome this training? Be open to learning to eat a mango.

The Many Faces of Me

Friday, May 05, 2006

Noteworthy Blogger

This is one of the funniest blogs I've ever read. I don't know if he is trying to be funny though. I think we should do everything possible to help Evan with his Unlikely Ambitions. Good luck getting punched by a priest!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Official OU Statement on Evolution

Read this article. I thought their stance was articulated very nicely.