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Monday, December 7, 2009

Gapses in the Synapses

Well, another week down and closer to Christmas. Hard to believe 2010 is right around the corner. Like the song says, "The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older." But, have to say it's been a relatively good year and am sure God has even better things in store for all of us next year. Will just have to wait and see what happens.

Anyway, here are some of my random thoughts for the week. Hope you enjoy:
  • It was 68 years ago today that the US was bombed at Pearl Harbor. Not many survivors left now but hope it is something we never forget as a country. This day was one of the biggest turning points in our history. This was the day we truly became a world super power. Before then, we had tried to remain an isolationist country. Sure, we helped our allies, but we still tried to stay out of things as best we could. After Pearl Harbor, that changed forever, or, at least for as long as we remain a world power, and, for better or worse, we're now policemen for the world. My wife and I had the privilege of visiting Pearl Harbor a couple of years ago. A very sobering experience and something everyone should do if you ever get to Hawaii. If you are fortunate enough to know a Pearl Harbor survivor, or even a WWII vet, be sure to thank them. They are without a doubt one of our greatest generations ever;
  • It was 29 years ago this week that John Lennon was shot and killed in New York City. Can still hear Howard Cosell matter-of-factly announcing it between plays on Monday Night Football. Truly one of the most ironic things to ever happen. A man who championed peace was killed by a fan of all people in an act of violence. Just doesn't make sense. He was one of the best lyricists of all time and a bit of a dreamer. OK, a lot of a dreamer. Even though most of his dreams of peace won't come true until after the Apocalypse, it doesn't hurt to have people like him around just to remind the war hawks to give peace a chance every now and then;
  • All this stuff with Tiger is getting more and more curious. Still have to wonder how much of the coverage is being driven by the fact he refuses to discuss it with the media, for the most part. Media folks tend to get uptight when folks don't genuflect to them with the proper respect. Have heard journalists on more than one occasion say they liked someone cuz they were "good with the media." Like I've said before, he's human just like the rest of us, and all of this stuff going on should really be between him and his mrs. Don't care how much money he makes although one of the trappings of fame and fortune is you will have very little privacy. Guess if you're gonna talk to the media when times are good, you should talk to 'em when things ain't so good, too;
  • Sad to see Umaga pass away this week at the age of 36. Much too young for someone to be dying of a heart attack. Know he left WWE back in the summer cuz he refused to go to rehab for some sort of chemical-dependency problem so reckon he had his demons just like the rest of us. Very sad. Also a stark reminder that only God knows when our time is up so we should be prepared to go at any time;
  • And now for something completely different, have you ever noticed that people never drive new pickups in the movies? Think about it. Just about every time you see someone driving a pickup, it's an old (and I mean like 1950's, 60's and 70's old), beat-up truck. The only two movies I can remember seeing new pickups in are The Blind Side and Facing The Giants. Can't remember any TV shows with new pickups, either. Just wonder how they can get Ferrari's, Porsche's, Corvettes, et al, but they can't seem to get new pickups. Don't make a lick of sense to me;
  • As a proud alum just have to say "Roll Tide!" and hope we have something left for Texas. And, for you Husker fans out there, have to say think y'all was robbed, but there's nothing you can do about it now other than whip 'em good when you play again next year!

Wow, some truly random thoughts this time. Thanks, as always, for indulging me. Have added a new quote and a new blog I'm following on the left-hand side. Be sure to check them out.

Hope this Christmas season is not too hectic for you. Try to slow down every now and then to remember The Reason for the season. Christ was born so that He could die for your sins. And, if you happen to be Jewish, Happy Hanukkah!

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