Thursday, June 10, 2004


Some nights I just don't know what to write. I've been feeling a little lost lately. Kinda spiritually down. I'm gonna take LMJ camping Monday for a couple of days on my days off; take some time to re-connect with her. Tomorrow is the last day of school for the kids, and none of them are in summer school, so I'll be able to spend time with them on my Mon/Tue/Wed days off finally. Family life just isn't the same when they all have weekends off, and I have to work.

I'm taking this Sunday off, though. I need to go to church.

I met with my brother Jack today, talked to him a bit. He's reading through a Bible I got for him the other day. That really blesed my heart to know my brother is looking for answers, and thinking there might be some in the Bible. I hope I can help him with any questions he might have. I love him to death, and I'm really looking forward to getting to know him. We haven't really known each other since I got married, almost 20 years ago. I went my way, he was busy living his life. We saw each other at family re-unions, and he'd call me up once in a while and we'd have coffee. But we never really got to KNOW each other as adults. Heck, I haven't gotten to know ANY of my brothers and sisters, really. It's nice re-connecting with them all, slowly. Jack's a good guy. A lot stronger man than I gave him credit for. I'll be better off for having him in my life, I'm sure of it.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

The Rock Online Gallery :: Car Wash 2004 :: 15

I narfed this pic from my church youth group's website. They had a carwash coupla weeks back, and this is the most unusual car I've seen in a long time.The Rock Online Gallery :: Car Wash 2004 :: 15


Every good sci-fi fan has to visit here and look around. It's amazing how much time and energy some folks put into a series that had 25 original episodes. It's actually a pretty well constructed site.


Sunday, June 06, 2004

Tough Weekend

My brother separated from his wife this weekend. I've seen it coming for a long time. It's most always sad and tragic when a marriage ends, but sometimes tough choices just must be made. We've talked a bit, myself having gone through a split just in the last year. In this case, I think my brother had several sad alternatives to choose from, but I think he chose the right one. It's tough, but I think he's going to be OK.

To add to his family's stress, his 21-year old stepdaughter had a stillborn birth today. The baby was about 7months along. The doctors say his stepdaughter's lucky to be alive. She's doing alright, resting in the hospital tonight.

Talk about pouring when it rains.

LMJ was here for the weekend. To bad I wasn't around all that much, but such is life sometimes. LMJ is a pretty neat kid. We went to TGI Friday's for dinner last night, talked about everything.

I love having my girls around. They are all so different. It constantly amazes me to see how they've grown and what they are turning into.

I watched one of my favorite movies of all time, tonight, "Meet Joe Black". Cameron curled up with me for the last half hour, during all the tearful goodbyes. It's SUCH a daddy/daughter movie, and it felt so good to have my daughter curled up with me.

Life's tough, but life's good. I like this quote: "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to be enjoyed." I dunno who to attribute that to, but it's certainly someone smarter than me. It expresses the way I want to live, and how I want to teach my kids to live.

Salt Point State Park photos

Check out selected photos of my camping trip to Salt Point here.

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