Thursday, April 30, 2009

Father delivers baby son after watching YouTube childbirth clips |

Father delivers baby son after watching YouTube childbirth clips |
Society |
guardian.co.uk
: "A father managed to deliver his baby son after watching DIY baby delivery video clips on YouTube."

The awesome power of the Internet.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How cost-effective is it to make pantry staples from scratch? - By Jennifer Reese - Slate Magazine

How cost-effective is it to make pantry staples from scratch? - By Jennifer Reese - Slate Magazine: "While packaged food is mostly lousy, some of it can be spectacularly inexpensive. Out of work and increasingly obsessed with our grocery budget, I decided to test my intuition and run a cost-benefit analysis on how much I'd save—if anything—by making from scratch six everyday foods that I usually purchase from Safeway and my local bakery."

All it takes is time.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Bride Was Beautiful

The Bride Was Beautiful

Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, held off cancer to celebrate the happiest day of her life. [...] Her organs were shutting down but it would not stop her from marrying Nick Godwin, 23, who was in love with Katie since 11th grade.

via kottke

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | 'Quiet Sun' baffling astronomers

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | 'Quiet Sun' baffling astronomers: "The Sun is the dimmest it has been for nearly a century.
There are no sunspots, very few solar flares - and our nearest star is the quietest it has been for a very long time."

This is a problem for amateur radio as sunspots charge up the ionosphere that allows us to transmit over worldwide distances. The radio manufacturers have geared up for more hams coming in for the solar maximum but it isn't appearing.

This is also a problem for the AGWers.

Obama’s Spending vs Obama’s Spending Cuts — in Pictures � The Foundry

Obama’s Spending vs Obama’s Spending Cuts — in Pictures � The Foundry: "According to reports, President Barack Obama plans to convene his Cabinet for the first time today, where he will order members to identify a combined $100 million in budget cuts over the next 90 days."

Go check out the graphic it is beautiful in simplicity. I am betting it is going to show up on a lot of Tea Party signs next time.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Remember



That is what our car looked like after we were rescued. The firefighters used seemingly every piece of equipment they had to get us out of that wreck.

Martha would be in my wife's Primary class now.

Today is a quiet day for us, trying to keep busy. The pain isn't so bad any more. I seem go for some time without thinking of her. Though sometimes I am cynical and think maybe its because after the loss of the house and the career, heck the industry I was in and getting lucky enough to ride 2 companies in a row that plowed into the ground, maybe I am just numb. But I know that my Heavenly Father loves us, cares for us and does good for us. We have been assured that thing will be better in His time. So I try to be patient.

I seem to run across a lot of atheist on the Web and the central reason, that I see, that they are is because of one question: Why do bad things happen to good people?

They are shallow thinkers when it comes to this question for some reason. Good things AND bad things happen to ALL people and it often isn't obvious what a good or a bad might be for that person. Your worst enemy winning the lottery may be suffering much worse then you losing your child. And don't confuse revenge for justice.

Human beings only grow when we overcome adversity. But it is up to us to decide if that adversity will be a stumbling block or a stepping stone. Jesus will give us peace. His peace not the worlds peace which is completely different and not as good. He is also a master of making lemonade. Not only will He make the bad a good in our life but also in the lives of others, often many others. If you can't see that you are not looking or listening.