Sunday, November 18, 2012
Today I visited a Lutheran Church that a coworker (and becoming a friend) invited me to. Surprisingly it was pretty good. I dont think its the Church for us but I sensed the sincereness of heart of the congregation and sensed the Spirit. Also the message had more depth than some pentecostal messages. Point is, I am starting to think that all Churches have their good and bad but for the most part they all follow the same God. There are notable exceptions of those who deny the deity of Christ (such as J Witnesses) but most Christian Churches are just groups of people trying in their way to get closer to God. I think I have matured a lot in my beliefs to get to this point. A think A lot of people get stuck in a sort of Church elitism. Where whether they say it or not, the belief is that their Church is better or in some cases the only way to Heaven. I think when we get to Heaven we will find many of different denominations and many unchurched.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Hostess is out of business and people are hoarding Twinkies and selling them on Ebay. I suspect some company will buy the Twinkie brand and if they dont they are done. I like Twinkies but I rarely think of them or crave them. Though since the announcement that Hostess is defunct and Twinkies are in high demand, I have had an insatiable craving for them. It is the I cant have it so I want it mentality. Whoever buys the Twinkie brand will do well (at least for a while) especially if they wait for the Twinkie supply to dry up and then make short supply which will increase demand. This has reinvigorated the nations (and the worlds) craving for Twinkies. Long live Twinkie the Kid
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I am beginning to think Oregon is becoming a red state. First they vote not to legalize marijuana when Washington voted to legalize it. Oregon rejected same sex marriage. Now they are getting signatures to secede from the USA because Obama won the election. Regardless of where you stand on any of these issues (I am not going there right now), you gotta admit those are liberal battle cries. To think Oregon. The hippie state. Well known as the place where the state flower should be cannabis has that much of a conservative vein. Actually I am not surprised. I lived in Oregon and I noticed the state is deeply divided. Portland and Eugene (as well as small pockets like Ashland and Corvallis) are highly liberal and radically so. These places make Berkeley look like a redneck town. But the rest of the state is VERY VERY conservative. We are talking like rural Kansas or Idaho. Gun toting, Bush loving, Church going, Republicans. Again I am not condemning. Just an observations. Move up North a few hundred miles and I see a mix of more moderate people. Supposedly Central and Eastern Washington are bastions of conservatism, but what I really see is some liberals. Some conservatives (both of which are very live and let live) and a bunch of moderates which is where I place myself in the spectrum. I am not a treehugger nor am I a redneck. I may lean liberal on a lot of issues (though I am conservative of a few big ones). This makes Washington a much more interesting place to live. The people are less divided. I have liberal friends and I have conservative friends. We can all just get along.
Not as in I am sad but as in I am happy and I think I had a case of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Somehow on this side of the mountains it seems much less depressing. In Oregon and Seattle, I used to dread this time of year because of the lack of light and the gloomy cold rain. Though dark I am finding that dry cold nights are somewhat nice and remind me of the midwest. I think humans are designed to experience seasons and in places that have two seasons (rain and no rain) throw off some kind of internal system that tells the human body what time of year it is. Now what I really want to do is go out in the desert and star gaze. Just need a clear cool night. Open the moon roof and look up.
Monday, November 12, 2012
I am pleased that Jay Inslee is our governor elect. Not because I have anything against McKenna or know Inslee. Just that Inslee is more in line with where I am at and I do believe he will help the economy in Washington. It was very close. Interesting that out of the two, I have seen Rob McKenna in person and he is a talented speaker and seems like a good man. Either one probably would have been OK but I think our state will fare better with Inslee. http://www.nwcn.com/home/178254021.html