We went to see The Hobbit last night. Some of you know that I call my husband ‘my hobbit,’ so this movie and anything dedicated to the hobbits in JRR Tolkien’s world of Middle Earth will always be extra special to me and mine. There may be spoilers ahead. You are warned. If there is […]Read More What The Hobbit Teaches Us About American Values
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. –Declaration of Independence The first Thanksgiving was a testament to the idea of Divine Providence, which is the idea that God has a vested […]Read More American Values – Divine Providence (Divina Providencia)
Jamestown as it may have looked to the Pilgrims Industry, in the context we will be addressing it, according to Mirriam Webster’s Dictionary is: diligence in an employment or pursuit; especially : steady or habitual effort systematic labor especially for some useful purpose or the creation of something of value All Early American colonists struggled. […]Read More American Values – Industry (diligencia)
To first understand what liberty is, we need to define it. Merriam Websters Dictionary Online defines Liberty as: 1 : the quality or state of being free: a : the power to do as one pleases b : freedom from physical restraint c : freedom from arbitrary or despotic control d : the positive enjoyment […]Read More American Values – Liberty (Libertad)
I asked my kids what they thought the most important American Value was, trying to get a feel for what kids thought about these sort of things, and they both gave me the same answer: Good Works, BUT… They both meant something different by it. So I will address both in this post: When my […]Read More American Values — Good Works (viendo el bien que ustedes hacen)
Why does a hero need a sidekick? I think we can sum this up PERFECTLY by going to the first story to introduce a sidekick: The Creation Genesis Chapter 2 20 …. but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon […]Read More Evolution of a Sidekick – Why Does A Hero Need One?
I have this totally awesome dictionary of slang that my husband gave me for Christmas: It is 1400 pages of bad grammar and taboo words from throughout the ages with an etymology and everything (when applicable). In this book under sidekick it reads: side-kick. A close companion; a mate, occ. an assistant, on the job; Can. […]Read More Evolution of a sidekick – What IS a sidekick?
This was the question posed by an opinion piece in the New York Times on Sunday April 22. I ran across it thanks to a ‘freshly pressed’ blog here on WordPress. Read that article, then read the comments below, and you’ll wonder what sort of hell we have stepped into. But I have to tell […]Read More Have We Lost The Art of Conversation?
I am the sort of person where if I get a bunch of return address labels from a charity and I don’t just throw it away, if I actually use them, I feel obligated to give a donation. I know from ordering these sorts of things professionally online, that they do not cost 10 dollars […]Read More Are Charities Taking Advantage of Me?
When the Washington elitists discover that the Google crowd is backed by millions of angry voters, not just Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, they decide that votes are more important than money. So Hollywood cries and SOPA dies… For now. Cry me a river: Alarmed by the mogul boycott, Sarandos sent a personal plea to the […]Read More SOPA