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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day

Today our country celebrates the day the thirteen colonies declared it's independence from Great Britain. Fifty six men signed the Declaration of Independence transforming the colonies into independent states.

These fifty six signers took a huge risk by signing the Declaration of Independence. The consequences of any of these signers being caught by the British would have meant execution for treason.

Please take the time to remember those signers who put their lives, their family's welfare, and property on the line one hundred thirty five years ago. There actions are part of the reason we fly our flag so proudly.



Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Memorial Day remembers those who died serving the United States military.
©iStockphoto.com/ Alan Crosthwaite

Today, we remember those men and women who gave their lives serving our country. Many of us will honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice by attending a parade, visiting cemeteries, and attending prayer services.


That is what Memorial Day is all about.


Today is not about: The unofficial start of summer, going to department stores for 20% off on some overstocked item, doing chores around the house, attending sporting events, or going to the movies.


Please remember, Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance. Picnics and days at the beach are secondary.


History.com has a great article about the history of Memorial Day. Please click here to read.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Greatest Blog in the World

I am surprised, honored and humbled to receive the "Greatest Blog in the World" award.

I would like to thank you, and you, and especially you for your loyalty and support. This blog would not be possible without each and everyone of you reading my blog daily.

I dedicate this award to all my fellow bloggers. Together we can make a difference.

You like me, you really really like me!



Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter




Matthew 28:1-10


After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.


The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you."


So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Daylight Savings Time


It's almost time to turn the clocks ahead one hour.

Daylight Savings Time has finally arrived and not a moment to soon. It has been a long, cold, and snowy winter. Being dark outside at 5:00PM is depressing and I enjoy the longer daylight hours later at night.

I am a traditionalist. I wait until 2:00AM to "spring ahead" and move all my clocks ahead one hour.

The question I always ask is why do the clocks have to change at all? It should be Daylight Savings Time all year round.

Well anyway, at least the daylight hours will be getting longer until June, and before you know it, November will be here and it will be time to "fall back."

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Day


There have been many of them this year for kids and school teachers. For me, today was my first Snow day this winter.

I woke up this morning to find snow falling and several inches of snow on the roads. I thought about driving to work, but decided to work from home.

Some of my fellow workers and my boss are critical of those who call off of work when it snows. My response to all of them is simply, "Why take the risk?"

The way I see it, unless you are a snow plow driver, nurse, doctor, news anchor/reporter, or any other essential worker you do not need to to risk your life driving in the snow.

Think about it, is your job really worth it for you to be driving on snowy roadways? Most jobs are not that important where it can't wait a day or two for conditions to improve.

If you are a boss or supervisor who is reading this blog entry and disagree with my opinion on snow days, let me know where you work so I never apply for a job there.

In closing, stay home if the roads are bad. It's not worth the aggravation.