Showing posts from November, 2008

Whatever happened to tolerance?

According to most teens, anything they aren't interested in is "lame." That's the consensus at least among the ones that feel they absolutely must post on every topic under the sun. How can we ever expect to have true tolerance of other races, religions and cultures if our youth have no tolerance of another person's interests? Why do they feel the need to "put down" and mock other people who have different hobbies, interests, etc? While I don't believe we need to go all the way back to the times when children were meant to be seen and not heard, I do think a happy medium is long overdue. Actually, I know a few adults who have the same problem. Their hobbies are outright ridiculous to me, but I never say anything like "grow up already," which is what I'm thinking. Yet they have no problem expressing the "lameness" of other people's hobbies, even being so rude as to laugh at people who are interested in things they don'

Steve Foss on Obama

Steve Foss, prophet of God? Never heard of Steve Foss until this week, when I stumbled upon a few blogs who have posted his prophecy regarding Obama, which was apparently "known" to him in the year 2000, but just recently sent via email to a select few who have wasted no time spreading the news. The problem with prophets is that they can sometimes get their own "feelings" woven into the prophecy. Also, just as in the days of Jonah, a prophet's vision will NOT come true if certain actions are taken. Today, too many people judge a prophet based on the actual outcome when actually, that should not be the case. But that's another topic altogether. I do NOT take the prophecy of Steve Foss literally. One of the things he stated is that Obama would win the election, and that Obama would be an ungodly president. Hogwash. I have NEVER heard a prophet (of God) condemn anyone by name. The whole idea is very disturbing to me. My feeling is that Foss possibly "wa

Twilight Movie Review

I feel a little sad for the teenaged girls who have read the book Twilight into the wee hours of the morning and anxiously anticipated the movie - which they loved for the most part - and are now hearing the negative reviews the movie has received from so-called experts. I feel sorry for them because many of the movie reviewers have dismissed the movie as successful only for young girls. What's wrong with that? The movie nor the book was ever targeted to adults. It was written specifically for teenagers, so let's allow the girls to enjoy their flick without all the sarcasm. All movies are not for all people, nor should they be. I'm glad to see a well written book turned into a movie for teens. The love of reading and the anticipation of watching the movie afterwards are excellent motivations to encourage more reading among our youth. I remember that wonderful excited feeling of watching Jane Eyre and Little Women after reading the books when I was young. Sadly, those movi

Burned out on blogging, or politics?

Burned out on blogging, or just burned out on politics? You probably haven't noticed but I didn't post for over a month. Matter of fact, I didn't even spend much time reading other blogs. Why? That is the question I've been pondering. I would think about logging in, but when I went over to the computer I ended up logging into facebook and checking out my family and friends. I love facebook. It's light hearted banter between family and friends for the most part, with the occasional somewhat "urgent" message written on the wall. Then there are the games. Sometimes I just sat for a couple of hours playing online games by myself. It became my "therapy" for NOT dealing with issues I have no control over. I think I just got burned out on the hoopla of the Republicans over Obama's win. Honestly, I am quite proud to live in this nation which elected an extremely intelligent man to the presidency. I am also quite proud that the color of his skin did n

Palin may focus on Alaska for now

CNN reports that Palin's spokesman, Bill McAllister, has received multiple (to say the least) offers and requests for appearances and interviews with Sarah Palin. However, the people of Alaska seem to want her to focus on them right now. Actually, it's probably in "good taste" that she wait until after Obama officially takes office before she is seen nationally. I, for one, can't wait to see how she will handle the media blitz. Wonder how the Oprah interview will go? We'll have to wait and see. * Full story...