Monday, January 25, 2010

The Revolt Against Leftism

Read what Charles Krauthammer has to say about why Scott Brown got elected in Massachusetts. I had a crazy fit(excitement) in my living room when I heard the news.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Teaching others and 24

I finally have some new, original material! I hope you're watching 24 because it's a very interesting study of many things about human nature. And the show has built on itself for several seasons so now we have this mammoth development of characters. That's one reason that I hope it won't end soon, although I do have other favorites that I've been following faithfully that I will also talk about here.
So in last night's episode, we have a character from last season that was Jack's romantic interest, a former FBI agent named Renee. She was a real follower of policy last season and a bit of a square contrasted with Jack's "at all costs" attitude.
Well, she came back last night on the new season and boy had she changed. Instead of a lady with compassion for others and a desire to follow the rules we saw a pragmatist very much like Jack. Only she learned poorly.
Brought me back to some grade sevens I had last year for Phys Ed. I was trying to teach everyone to be more aggressive in soccer, like defenders making contact with the person trying to dribble in to the goal. Not fouling per se but making some body contact to disturb balance. Wasn't long before they were pushing and tripping each other. Not what I'd taught at all, but definitely what they'd learned.
My daughter and I play rough. I tickle her hard and give her little punches to the ribs and put her in gentle headlocks. It's not MMA; I love her dearly and would never purposely hurt her but sometimes I accidentally do. I apologize and kiss and hug and otherwise try to make her feel better and it works. Then she initiates the contact a little later by walking up to me and hitting me hard with her sharp, tiny little fist. Sometimes in the nuts. And sometimes her mother, who has nothing to do with our battles. And I know I've been a poor teacher.
So Renee saws off a guys' fingers last night to get off his house arrest bracelet, after being all amorous first to earn his trust. "Do what is necessary?" Jack came running in with his gun drawn. She had learned poorly.
I love the show. Can't wait to see what happens next.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

President Obama must choose sides

This is just something good to think about. I hope you'll join me in continued prayer for the leaders of our country, and that we'll be active and alert in our jobs and ministries, wherever they are.

Friday, January 1, 2010