Let's consider something that few people ever think about. With the advent of modern "mega charities" such as The American Cancer Society, National MS Society, ALS Association, and a slew of other disease focused non-profits, has anyone thought about the ridiculous premise they are truly based on? Think about a typical business. If it's a … Continue reading The Audacity of BIG Charities
What does being “pro-life” actually mean? Clearly we all immediately focus on the issue of abortion and life beginning at conception. However, it seems that being “pro-life” should not be narrowly focused on only promoting the continuation of existing life, whether it’s in utero or an inmate on death row. Many pro-life supporters also argue … Continue reading For Life…
I've mourned for you though you never have been. Every cycle holding my breath waiting for you, always ending in blood soaked disappointment. Doctors met and dollars spent bankrupt my soul. Mourning you though you have never been. Mourning you though you may never be. Mourning my legacy that will not carry on beyond my … Continue reading Never Has Been
Life is messy. Married at 19 foregoing the Navy or college for no other reason than a misplaced sense of responsibility. One love, one lover, one and only through sickness and health til death do we part. Stick by her though she's barren and we adopt. Her maternal needs satisfied, I become disposable. Replaced and … Continue reading Messy
My wife and I have been trying to "make" a baby. This morning is likely our last medically assisted attempt as repeated failed IUI attempts (if today fails as the rest have) will leave only one option that is financially out of reach for us. So we were up early this morning to deliver a … Continue reading IHOP: A Sad Experience.
Most people can recite at least some of Newton's Three Laws of Motion: An object in motion will remain in motion unless acted upon by another force. An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by another force. Force=Mass x Acceleration For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Today … Continue reading Newtonian Laws of Social Motion
It's a bit cliché for anyone to reference "a fire within" or "burning in my soul" or any quasi proverb related to a deep yearning to achieve something or the like. I am well beyond burning, I am more like reactor 5 in Fukushima post tidal wave. Virtually impossible to control the toxic radiation I … Continue reading Man on Fire!
In the wake of the latest school shooting here in America, all of the various societal cogs are spouting their talking points in defense of their particular agendas. Hell, they probably didn't have to dig very far to pull out their scripts as it has become a common theme in our United States of America. … Continue reading Guns or Something Else?
This is one of those posts that attempt to be some sort form of catharsis. An arm, leg, even a car can all be broken. They all can be repaired, fixed and restored to nearly new condition. I've begun to realize that I am not broken, it seems I am something different. When a car … Continue reading Broken…destroyed
There are hundreds, if not thousands of books and websites that discuss the value of being an involved parent. While I can't say I have read all, or even many of them, I'm guessing I won't find solace in their words. My daughter is the most stubborn, headstrong, and maddening people who have ever graced … Continue reading Involved Parenting