Recent Things My Children Have Told Me

Allison(4): I’m giving up Lent for Lent.

Danielle(6): I’m not sure I exists.  I might just be in a story that someone is reading.

Justin(7): Do you think its easier to bring back the dinosaurs to life or build a time machine?

The kids found frogs in a drainage ditch this weekend.  (OK they were really Toads, but…)

Here is Justin with Hoppie
Hoppie had a leash.
The Girls got very muddy.
But they had so much fun.
Submitted by frank at 3/31/2004 2:41:20 PM
    Allison: I gave up Lent for Lent years ago, and it’s worked very well for me. When you’re ready I’ll tell you the next step.

    Danielle: I’m pretty sure that you exist. I don’t remember you being in any stories, and I’ve read a lot of books.

    Justin: Bringing the dinosaurs back, the hard part is finding some intact DNA. Time machines violate causality. I suggest that you get PhDs in evolutionary biology and quantum physics and decide for yourself.

    Damn, I’m a good uncle.

Submitted by jim at 4/1/2004 10:39:09 AM

    Frank – Justin said Thanks, that’s what he thought as well.
Submitted by Kathy H at 4/5/2004 9:33:45 PM

    I just think that it’s way cool to see cute girls in pink covered in mud, holding toads and grinning ear to ear.

Use of the word “GOD”

The word GOD is used a lot in government.  The phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance is currently under fire in the US Supreme court.  Atheists are claiming that the phrase “under God” is the endorsement of religion by the government.

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said there “so many references to God” in public affairs, noting “In God We Trust” was on U-S currency and coins. She added the Supreme Court opens all its public sessions with the words, “God save the United States and this honorable Court.”  Many conservatives are saying that the mention of God is not the same as establishing or endorsing religion.  In the early indications from the court, they agree.

Therefore, I believe the Atheist should change their tactics.  Rather than asking for the removal of the word God from the various government documents/proceedings, they should ask that the word God be replaced with Gods, to encompass more belief systems instead of the standard Christian beliefs.  From an Atheist or Agnostic standpoint, the belief in more than one God makes as much sense as believing in a single, all powerful deity.  My thought is that switching it from God to Gods would force the hand of those claiming that the word God in the government context is not establishing or endorsing religion.


First flower of Spring – at least in my yard.

More search results

  • To the person that wanted to know “what hand goes on top of a hockey stick if i am left handed” – your right hand goes on top if you are left handed, your left hand goes on top if you are right handed.
  • To the people that want to now about the book Eragon or the follow up book Eldest – The first book was great, the second is due out in mid to late 2005.  I don’t know why Catholic’s would view the book differently than others.
  • If I see a Mosquito Eater this year, I will take a picture and post it here.
Submitted by frank at 3/26/2004 4:38:52 PM
    Nope, your dominant hand goes on top so you can control the puck as you skate. It’s the opposite of your golf hand position or baseball swing. If you are right-handed, you shoot left. That’s why a right-handed shooting player is in demand — left-handedness isn’t as common.
Submitted by Diana at 3/27/2004 10:58:39 AM

    hmm, who is correct? I think I’ll ask the expert. Nick might be skating well, but Kevin scared the (you know what) out of me when he was chasing me with the hockey stick. He definitely had control of the stick!

Pertaining to Politics

I’m sure my sister Diana will be thrilled to know that I am starting to get visitors from Google looking for political insight.  I have had visitors looking for reasons to vote for John Kerry and George Bush.  I have had people looking for information on Missouri candidates for Congress.  I have had people looking for information on political moderates.

If I wasn’t to blog about politics all the time, where would these people get this information.




I guess she’s right, I do talk about politics and religion too much on this site.  But then again, she complains about pictures of apricots as well.

Submitted by frank at 3/25/2004 3:13:25 PM
    I’m surprised she didn’t say anything about you not posting your NCAA Women’s brackets and comparing those to the quarter.
Submitted by Diana at 3/26/2004 9:06:56 AM

    First of all, those visitors could look for something impartial, but I guess that doesn’t exist.
    Secondly, why are they looking to the apricot rehydrator for political advice?
    and lastly..I did not complain about the apricots, I just wondered if you really had a job.
    And Frank, everyone knows womens basketball isn’t a real sport. It’s not like he’s neglecting womens swimming or golf.
Submitted by jim at 3/26/2004 9:47:28 AM

    That’s true, I’ve taken care of people looking for information about Missouri House Bill 920, which directly affects women’s swimming and golf.
Submitted by Diana at 3/26/2004 4:37:02 PM

    Thank you very much, and next time you get bored, think raisins, prunes and beef jerky.
Submitted by jim at 3/28/2004 9:17:28 PM

    Oooh Beef Jerkey Time

Jack goes for a drive

Jack decided to drive the van last night.  I just managed to snap this picture with the phone before he drove away.


(its very hard to get a decent picture of a black poodle driving a car at sunset with a phone camera)