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09
Aug
07

What Happened to the coming Ice Age?

I get so sick of being told what to think. I am not a news junkie by any means, but not a day goes by that I am not confronted with the popular notion of “Global Warming.” I know I am swimming upstream here, but I seriously doubt that we have a global warming problem, but I’m not a scientist, so I will remain open on the question, unlike our Al Gore. (Just for the record, in case you didn’t know, he’s not a scientist either, even if he did create the internet).

So why am I writing about this? Well, the other day my son (he’s 11) asked me about global warming. Naturally, he is a little concerned for his future and the state the planet will be in when he grows up. I just laughed. Him asking me about it, suddenly reminded me of when I was a boy, exactly his age, being concerned for the future of the planet when I grew up. Only, as I was remembering (granted it was thirty years ago), I had visions of the North American continent buried in snow and ice. You see, when I was 10, everyone was concerned that we were entering another ice age. They quoted all kinds of scientists who sounded very convincing, just like today. So, today, I looked it up.

Here is a link to a reprint of a Time magazine article, “Another Ice Age” published June 24, 1974

Here is a link to a .pdf of the same article.

Here is an editorial by a guy named Andrew Kenny, writing for the Sunday Mail in 2002. He says this at one point:

“As recently as January 1994, the supreme authority on matters environmental, Time magazine, wrote:
‘The ice age cometh? Last week’s big chill was a reminder that the Earth’s climate can change at any time … The last (ice age) ended 10,000 years ago; the next one— for there will be a next on—could start tens of thousands of years from now. Or tens of years. Or it may have already started.”

So, I am satisfied that my memory is correct.

So what did I tell my son? I just laughed and said, “You know when I was your age they were afraid we were going into a new ice age. Don’t worry about it. The people who are promoting the global warming scare, want to scare you into giving up some of your freedom. Just be careful what you listen to, and wait til you understand their agenda before you buy into something.” So now we get a good laugh when we hear someone talking about global warming.

On the other hand, we could discover new evidence of global warming anytime, so I’ll keep an open mind. In fact, just the other day, I saw an alarming trend that almost made me a believer. The photo below is the most convincing evidence that the climate is changing.

proofofglobalwarming

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08
Aug
07

Lego Man Rescue


I found this great news article on Reuters about a Giant Lego man that washed ashore in Netherlands. The article doesn’t suggest foul play, so there is likely a giant Lego cruise ship out there with a giant Lego woman mourning the loss of her husband.

04
Aug
07

Next to you

I heard this song recently. It’s what I wish I had written for the love of my life.
http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/5e0ae681-9ff6-4194-9aca-f002fc6d4080/?id=1186214887125

Tim Easton
“Next To You”

Let me be next to you
I want to understand
Let me be next to you
Then we can watch the band
Let me be next to you
Under your ceiling fan
I can hear every song better
When I’m next to you

Please don’t pull
All of the stops out on me
And think you’ve been cheated
I’ve laid some bad things down before
I heard the sound of your voice
And you drowned out all the noise
I made ’til now

So let me be next to you
I want to understand
Let me be next to you
Then we can watch the band
Let me be next to you
Under your ceiling fan
I can hear every note better
When I’m next to you

I wanna wake up singing
Every word you said
Do you understand

Please don’t pull
All of the stops out on me
But when you think you’ve been cheated
I know i’ve laid some bad things down before
I heard the sound of your voice
And you drowned all the noise I made ’til now

So let me be next to you
I want to understand
Let me be next to you
Then we can watch the band
Let me be next to you
Under your ceiling fan
I can hear every song better
When I’m next to you
Under your ceiling fan
I can hear everything better
Next to you

Let me be next to you
Let me be next to you
Please let me be right next to you

02
Aug
07

Life Gets in the Way!

Well, I haven’t been very consistent on here for quite a while. Sorry about that. It appears that there are about 15-20 die-hard faithful readers who continue to visit. Thanks! I’ll try to do better.

Recently, I was able to see Switchfoot (or part of them) at an unplugged concert. It was great!

Here’s a photo.
Switchfoot Unplugged

10
Jul
07

Hold Me, Jesus

This is a long time favorite, by one of my all-time favorite artists.
Rich Mullins – Hold Me, Jesus
It brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it.

“You have been my king of glory, won’t you be my prince of peace.”

[Youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=8gBGGX3yvMo]

09
Jul
07

Point Man

I started reading a book, Point Man by Steve Farrar. It’s about the man’s role in the family.

The first chapter explains the spiritual dimension to the challenges men face. In a nutshell the first chapter can be summarized this way. “Satan wants to neutralize the man.” He will do this by alienating the man from his wife and by alienating him from his children.

It speaks to some of the challenges that I have faced in the last couple years. God has been gracious to protect me and my family!

19
Jun
07

Kryptonite Discovered!

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRT-CAkixLQ]