Went and saw Iron Man 3 last night with my bebbeh.
Definitely a worthy addition to the series. Better than the second offering (which I liked), and a great work for Shane Black to bring him back from the 80's. Both Ben Kinsley and Guy Pierce were stellar, and RDJ is Tony Stark.
But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
+Amanda Stephens is a staunch Atheist. She and I disagree on a whole host of issues, not the least of which is the existence of God (or His character for that matter). Why do I bring that up? Because it is the root of a lot of our interaction. From one standpoint, we might seem like we are on opposite teams.
But I love Amanda. She has been honest, forthright, sharp, and understanding when we discuss our drastic differences in viewpoint on life. I respect her as a human being who is dedicated to honesty in the ways that she sees as ethically important.
I just found out that Amanda is sick. +Ryan Adams gave me the "low-down" on what's going on with her. Amanda has never brought it up. I am going to contribute to her needs, and I'm going to ask if you will consider doing the same. We can be her neighbors if we choose.
I'm no Mac hater (I don't use them and am not a fan of their ethic, but support others who do), but in regards to the New Mac Pro, didn't someone ask the head honchos somewhere along the way, "Doesn't that kinda look like a trash can?"
I'm not a Mormon, nor do I share many of the Mormon beliefs, but we agree on a few issues. One of those is concerning homosexuality and the harm that it does to God's plan for familial relationships. Ironically, I have the same views on divorce, but no one seems to think that is worth being upset about.
I said all that to say this; if you choose not to see (or read for that matter) +Ender's Game because of the beliefs that +Orson Scott Card holds, that is your choice. But consistency will demand that you also choose not to consume media from many, MANY other writers, directors, producers, and artists.
My point is that it would be foolish to choose only one creator to boycott when he is hardly the most influential or vocal proponent of an idea with which you disagree. Don't buy into mob mentality. Think it through. Put down the pitchforks. </rant>
Not that you should EVER listen to me for dating advice, given my history, but there is a disturbing trend in young men that needs to stop. So, listen up. Even if it comes from me.
Young men: If you are romantically interested in a girl, then do her the kindness of letting her know.
You might think you are keeping the awkward situation of her knowing your intentions at bay, but you're not. You're making her uneasy because she doesn't know where you stand.
You might think you can charm her by being "just friends" first, but you won't. There is nothing charming about being afraid to tell the truth.
You might think you're respecting her by not being too forward, but you aren't. You're showing her that you don't trust her enough to be appraised of your motivations.
You might think that she'll reject you and keep you in "the friendzone," but guess what... You're already there. The only way to get out is to tell the truth and deal with the consequences.
If you can't gather up the intestinal fortitude to tell a young lady that you're interested, then you'll never be able to be the kind of man she is looking for. Either she 1) wants you to make the first move, 2) wants things to stay where they are or 3) will have already made the first move by being honest with you.
If you really like this girl, then really own up to it.
(This post rant has been checked for accuracy by my wife.)
I'm not the first person to "flip out" about politics, but is is nothing but pants-on-head retarded. I'm pretty sure we already have a "loyalty day" in America. It's called July 4th. Otherwise known as Independence Day.
So, in the spirit of “the truth shall set you free,” here are a few lies it’s time to dispel about U.S. education. I call them lies because they’ve been repeatedly publicly disproven but remain driving forces for education policy.
Reshared text: It's not an accident that three of the five fastest growing cities are in Texas. It's more like destiny. Our new issue explores why the Lone Star state is America's destiny. Find it on newsstands Friday.