Archive for May, 2007

Father’s Promise

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

During the past six or seven years, I have learned that it is very important for a father to keep his word when dealing with his children. Whether he be punishing his children, or rewarding them. For example, I promised my oldest that I would buy him a particular Xbox game if he were to do something that he was deathly afraid of. It wasn’t dangerous. He was never in any harm, he was just really nervous. He did it though. It made me proud that he was able to overcome his fear. Course, that meant I had to buy the game. I had to leave work, to go and look for the game. Even though others did not want me to go, so that we could all do something else. I went looking. No one had it, so I had to order it online, but dang it! I looked! I hope he appreciates everything I went through to try and buy that for him. It was a difficult task.

Memorial Day

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Memorial Day. This is the day for us to remember all those who gave up their life for this country. This is the day for us to remember their sacrifice for us, and for this great nation. I hope everyone takes the time today, during their festivities, to take some time out, to ponder, to thank, and to remember those many great men and women who gave their most valuable posession to the cause. Stay sober. Stay safe. Have fun!

Leave the Past Alone – Something about Guns

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

In my previous post, I made mention that I may recover some of my old posts and repost them here. Since the last post was more than six months ago, I thought better of that, and decided to leave the past alone, and move forward. Basically, do not expect any old posts. That being said:

Yesterday I made a special purchase. I purchased a Springfield XD .45 handgun. It is an instrument that I hope I will never have to use for it’s intended purpose. However, all things being said, as a law abiding citizen of the United States of America, it is my privilege to own a handgun. The background check took next to no time. And I am now the owner of a very powerful, accurate, and stylish handgun. My concealed weapons application is currently in the hands of the government for review and hopefully approval. My hope is that I will never have to carry my handgun, let alone use it for it’s purpose as originally stated, but I am all about being prepared. I am teaching my children gun safety, what to do if they see a gun, and how to properly handle a gun. There is no great mystery about guns for my children. They know what they are, and they know the type of damage a gun can cause. They know that my guns are always locked in a safe. If they wish to look at them, all they need to do is ask, and I will drop everything to show them and to teach them. I strongly feel that everyone should be required to take a gun safety course. It would do a lot to dispell the myths about guns, and can teach those who normally wouldn’t touch a gun, how to treat them to avoid accidentally hurting themself and/or others.

Remember, guns do not kill people. The person pulling the trigger is the one who kills. Just like the drunk driver is the killer, not the car. If you have a problem with people owning guns, go out and learn about guns. Become informed, learn how to use one, THEN come talk to me. The guns are not going anywhere. They are here to stay. Accept that.

Reality Pause Returns

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

It has been a long time since a new post appeared on this site. Unfortunately, most of the old posts have vanished. Hopefully I will be able to find those, and maybe put them back here. For now, rejoice in the knowledge that we are back!

Although the site looks a bit blah right now, expect great things to slowly appear! Thanks for coming, and please, visit some of our links. I am sure some of them may suit your fancy.