Category: Society

Anger – The Holiday Grinch. (AAR Spectrum)

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Everyone is familiar with the song, “Your a mean one Mr. Grinch.”  “Your a bad banana with a greasy black peel.” How may times do you think that you may of been called a Grinch during the Christmas and Holiday Season? And people “would not want to touch you with a 39 and a half inch pole.” I know that I have, and I have found that at times, Christmas is not a magical season, and is a source of Annoyance, Anger and even Rage (AAR).


Anger can be put on a spectrum of emotions starting …

Military Posers

1024px-Flag_funeralOne thing in the news that has me up in arms lately (and there have been a few), but this one I am going to write about.  I HATE MILITARY POSERS.  If you don’t know what I mean, here are just a few examples:

More People Than Ever Pretending to be Navy SEALS – “Only 500 [SEALs] served in Vietnam. And we’ve met all 20,000 of them,” said Steve Robinson, a former SEAL in Forsyth, Mo., and author of “No Guts, No Glory: Unmasking Navy SEAL Imposters.” NY Man Busted Pretending to be Soldier for First Class Upgrade – “Rock…

Society needs more than laws.

Long Spoons……

There is a parable, fable, or allegory about long spoons.  The fable goes as follows.

Swami was having a conversation with Lord Shiva one day and said Lord, “I would like to know what heaven and hell are like”.


Lord Shiva led the Swami to two doors.


He opened one of the doors and the Swami looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the Swami’s mouth water.


The people sitting around the

Zombies move into Christmas

There is an author out there that is gaining some popularity.  His name is Seth Grahame-Smith.  He has given us great novels like,”Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, “How to survive a Horror Movie”, and several other classics.

He has now come out with a work that is getting RAVE reviews.   The title of this one is, “Unholy Night”, and when I saw it in the book store the other day, my stomach turned.

Here is what the book is about:

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, comes UNHOLY

Jump the LINE!

Have you ever noticed how a lot of things that would be socially unacceptable become common place or acceptable when you are in a car?

Let me give you an example.  Lets say you are in line to get into a movie theater, ride at an amusement park, or the grocery store.   Now lets say that the line is backed up and you know that you will be queued in line for several minutes at least.

Then some guy or family comes from the back of the line, walks up the side of every one that is in line, and …

What I have learned as my hair gets grayer.

I am now 41 years old, and my hair has become mostly gray.   I have also been married for almost 14 years (in March) to a very loving and patient wife (momzoo).  During the course of 13 years of marriage, and 41 years of time, there are a few things I have learned and have picked up.  (And at times, I need to sit down and remind myself of them.)

These are just some random thoughts that I have had in the last little while.


Family IS the greatest source of Joy.   There is nothing more powerful then a …

Right Lane Philosopy – Repost

NOTE: this was originally posted on Jan 15, 2010.  But because of some recent events, I needed to remind myself of it.  So I am reposting it.


A friend and I were talking the other day.  I was discussing how when I get home I am usually upset and tense.  It was leading to anger issues when I got home from work.  The friend gave me a suggestion.  He said that I should drive in the right lane, and go about 5 miles per hour slower than I usually did, and listen to some music that I really like.  …

Your one of those!

We recently purchased a 12 Passenger Chevy Express 2500 Van.  After mistakingly thinking that we were done having kids, we are now expecting our 6th child (Girls 5, Boys 1).  The old Chevy Venture was no longer going to fit our family.  The family now calls this new van the BASS.  Punk #5  can now be heard saying,  “Look, Mom, there is another BASS.”   If it is big, has the Chevy symbol on its grille, it is a BASS.  The BASS has changed our lives.  The perception of our neighbors, family, and those seeing us on the street …

Guns and Peace…

A recent study made by the Institute for Economics and Peace was just released.  You can find the full study at the site: Vision of Humanity.   They rank the 50 States of the US in a Peace Index.  Utah ranked 6th in the most peaceful states.

What I find kinda funny with this study is that they include Availability of Small Arms as one of their indicators of peace.   But if you look at the numbers, it is not a very reliable indicator.  They rank the states from 1-50 on availability of small arms.   But this is a misleading indicator.  …

Things that make me smile….

These days, everyone is talking about the negative in life.  I have a tendency to do that in my blog posts, so this post will be a little different than most of them on my blog.  I am going to not just count my blessings, but I am going to make a list of THINGS that make me smile.  Below is a list of things that make me smile, please feel free to comment and add to this list.  I hope that this list gets you started in thinking about things that make YOU smile.

Horses playing in a field. …