Sound Barriers = Safety Barriers

Whew! It’ windy out there today.  I am guessing we are getting the remains of the storm they were telling me about in Long Beach.  Rain and wind. A very scary combination when on the road.  Not as scary as snow and wind, but scary none the less.  What makes it even scarier are the sound barriers that they are building around here lately.  As I was driving to work today, the wind was blowing something fierce.  I had my steering wheel turned 1/8th a turn just to try and counter the wind.  The roads were wet, and it was

Don’t Buy Cheap Ink

Okay, I admit it.  I am cheap.  I don’t pay full price when I don’t have too. However, being cheap has it’s problems.  You see, sometimes, it leads to consequences that you don’t want. Well, I am a big talk radio junkie, and I happened to hear about a company that sells ink for inkjet printers.  I figured it was a better deal then what I can get in the store, so I went for it. Sure it printed fine for the first little while, but now it has completely messed up my system. You see about a month after

Tsunami Tsolemnity

I mourn with our fellow brothers and sisters in Indonesia. They were struck by a devistation, that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.  It hurts to see the stories of families destroyed, of lives in ruin, of a society distraught. Some are comparing these events to 9.11.  However, the comparison is extremely limited.  Two particular examples come to mind. The first comparison that I wish to share is not meant to demean the suffering and hurt of those affected by this.  However, it is a weak comparison to 9.11 because this was a act of nature.  Where 9.11 was

President Gordon B. Hinkley

On Sunday, Larry King interviewed President Gordon B. Hinkley of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I was going to make comment on it.  However, I as reviewed the transcript, I realized that President Hinkley spoke so well, that I should just use his own words: ON WAR AND EVIL IN THE WORLD: “With that freedom comes responsibility and accountability.” “I don’t think religion has failed. It’s man who has failed. Christ hasn’t failed. The Gospel hasn’t failed. The teachings of God have not failed.” “I see the war, the terrorism factor, as the work of a group

A Mormon Christmas

Some of my fondest memories are during Christmas. Actually, Christmas has been my favorite Holiday for as long as I can remember. I loved the time together with family, I loved the food, I loved the anticipation of Santa Claus, I love Christmas. There are two Christmas stories for Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). The first is the very commonly known story of the Christ child being born to the the virgin Mary. This is the true and accurate story of the birth of the Savior of the World. However, it isn’t the complete


I recieved an email from a co-worker today.  He wished me a “MARRY CHRISTMASS.”  Yes, he misspelled it.  This isn’t really the point.  His misspelling was due to english being a second language for him. He moved here from Jerusalem, and he is an Orthodox Jew.  Yes, that’s right, and Orthodox Jew wishing a Mormon Merry Christmas.  What is the world coming to?  Doesn’t he know that we are supposed to be devisive, and argumentative towards each other? Doesn’t he realize that my celebration of Christmas is demeaning to his faith?  His Hanukkah celebration is deminished because I believe the Savior