Pillar Six: Arts and Recreation

With all the news lately, I have neglected one of my favorite projects.  So let’s look at pillar six of the Seven Pillars of Society.  For the sixth pillar I would like to review society’s art and recreation. Art is obviously the creative side of any community.  This can include paintings, sculpture, literature, music, and plays. Art through the years has often been thought to be a representation of society. It can be a reflection of the beauty, darkness, or psyche of the people who lived in the time of the art.  But art can also have a great influence

webOS:open source::BYU:independence

First, I should probably apologize for taking back to your high school days and the horrid exams that we force upon your young children.  But frankly, I loved these logic questions.  I don’t know if I was any good at them, but I thought that they were a lot of fun. In the unlikely even that you don’t remember how to read the title, it says, “webOS is to open source as BYU is to independence.”  The point is to say that I wish to make a comparison between BYU’s decision to make their football program independent from any conference,

HP TouchPad

A month or so back, I bought an HP TouchPad from KSL. Sadly, I did not get one of the great deals back in August. I was literally one weekend away from hitting the go button in the purchase of a TouchPad.  And that weekend managed to be the weekend that HP announced that they were going to discontinue making the HP TouchPad. Since then, HP has terminated their CEO, and hired Meg Whitman of eBay and California political fame.  While there is no official word from HP it looks like they will soon announce that they are going to

Happy Belated Birthday, Dear

Last year I shared with you what I got my dear wife for her birthday. This year due to my overall lack of posting new content. I neglected to share this gem with you on her birthday. So, this being the week before Valentine’s Day, and only a few days after her birthday, I thought it might be appropriate to let you know how much I deeply care for her. Not to mention my general boasting about the great present I bought. My dear wife does an excellent job cleaning the outside of our windows. It is always a great

FamilySearch Indexing

I have this very heightened sense of self-importance, and I believe that many of you are wondering where I am and what have I been doing. The fact is that many of you are probably glad that you have had one less thing to read on the Internet. And most of you forgot that I even existed. Despite my understanding that most of you don’t care, i will let you know what I have been doing these past few month. Mostly, I have just been busy. I work in the ocean shipping industry and May to October or November is

Happy Birthday, Dear

Today is my dear wife’s birthday.  And I am so impressed with the wonderful gift that I got for her, that I want to toot my own horn for a minute on this site. Having made the decision to have a fairly large family.  At least, large by today’s standards.  We have to cut costs where ever possible. As part of this cost cutting venture, we don’t hire people to do any automobile repairs, unless we have to.  Well, the last time that my dear wife was out rotating the tires, I was so moved by the efforts she made.