Monday, June 27, 2011

The "Evil" Empire State: A Follow-up.

Look what I found in the celebration rally:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

...and the best reaction goes to

OK, so the news last night had me checking around for conservative commentary on the events surrounding New York. The best one I found was this:

"No wonder they call it the Empire State. It's the Evil Empire of Sin. Where's our Obi-Wan when we need him?"

Friday, June 24, 2011

Apple and Mormonism (iMormon?)

This ad was pretty funny, but it makes you think. In Mormon culture, we are encouraged to date and mate with those of "our kind" and we are often judged when we go outside the faith for our relationships. Heck, even friendships are encouraged to be limited within the LDS community. This insular trend included interracial relationships before the last 30 yrs. or so. I can see where shared interests and backgrounds can help in social connections, but that cannot forbid us from associating with others. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wanna Know Why Gay Men Cross Their Legs?

This question ranks up there. Prolly in between "Is there a God?" and "Is Capitalism a good idea?". Well, this question required tons of contemplating and reverent reflection (and prayer, just had to throw that in).

I've had my Eureka Moment. If gay guys can't cross their legs, the moment a guy they find attractive walks by their path, the boner would be obvious.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Why so?

"When man no longer regards himself as evil he ceases to be so."
-Friedrich Nietzsche

I'm not evil. I think of myself as basically good without pretense. It is often certain circumstances that I find myself in that create that perception among some people. I have been called a snob, anti-social, ignorant...and other names in the book. But, am I really that way?...or is it simply the situation I find myself in lends itself to such interpretations?

Well, I'm one of the good guys. Deal with it.  

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wednesday Night

The grasp was much too enticing for him to bear. Landon Keating knew that it was only a matter of time till he took the leap. He checked his eyes: no tears. He felt his heart: heavy thumping. His feet slid and the force of the fall was filling to the senses. Shutting his eyes, L.K. threw the cross out with everything else. 

Opening his eyes, he saw that he was in the same place he was 10 mins. ago. He looked down: The crowd and the city was still there. What the hell? That was a trick the mind played? Walking away, he thought to himself, "Maybe another day. Maybe no day."

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Good Old Days...

*sigh* Back when her songs actually meant something.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Not a McGuy (...and a trip to the temple).

I walked to the temple tonight. I thought the need to go up and just experience it and see the architecture and the surrounding park area and be alone and breathe. It's great not being pressured to do anything or feel anything and I got to do just that. Thinking about the direction of where I need to be, I find myself rather content. Pretty odd, right? Well, it's just that even with all my day-to-day troubles, there's really nothing in the long-term that bothers me. Hmm....
I come not in a pre-packaged form. You might expect me to act a certain way because of any certain circumstances I find myself in, but in reality, I'll crush those expectations like a Twix Bar in my mouth. I'm not gonna be one of those silly folks who go up and down proclaiming how "different and unique" they are and proceed to do what all the "different and unique" people are doing. I'm gonna do things my way and if it's different, great...if it's not, who gives a f*ck?

I'm not a McGuy. I bring something different to the table each time. I don't pretend to be special or's just the truth. 

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

Matthew 5:16

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Whose heart have you touched today?

Cliché, but important question.