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Thursday, October 25, 2012

ELECTION FATIGUE
 
I can't wait for this election cycle to be over with.  I mean, I've known who I was going to vote for since the primaries were over. 
 
Perhaps part of the problem is living in Wisconsin where we had to undergo a recall election for our governor. 
 
And maybe the problem is the overwhelming number of phone calls we get trying to sway our opinion.  And it's not even satisfying to pick up the phone.  You can't yell at them to stop because you don't actually talk to a live human being; all you get is a recording.
 
But I also think it has something to do with the fact that it seems like we're always getting ready for some election.  As soon as one is past, we start seeing ads and getting calls for the next one.  I'm tired of the whole mess and I just wish it would go away.
 
And to add to my angst the majority of the ads I've been hearing have been so over the top it's ridiculous.  They might as well say: "If Candidate X wins, he'll come to your house and shoot you.  Your dog, too."
 
I know who I want.  I know who I don't want.  And I know why.  Can we just vote and get on with the rest of life now?
4:02 pm edt

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A NEAT RETREAT

Concert March 20, 2009

 
This past weekend we took our Confirmation kids on retreat to Camp LuWiSoMo.  It had been a couple of years since we were there, due to the fact that the camp was going through some changes and was not running retreats during that time.  My dear friend Mike Stapleton and his wife Barbara are now running the camp, and, might I say, doing a fantastic job!  The kids all had a great time, learned a lot, and got to meet Lutherans of their own age from various places around the state.  Thank You, Lord, for a great retreat!  And thank, you, Mike and Barb!
8:06 am edt

THE URGE TO BLOG
 
I know Facebook has its "Notes" section, and I'll probably keep posting there from time to time, but there's something about maintaining this record of my life that continues to intrigue me. I've looked back over the past six years and have smiled, cried, remembered a lot of pain and reminisced about the relief God sent. My wife got to know me through this blog. I first announced our mutual discovery through this blog. So, I guess what I'm saying is ... I'm thinking I'm gonna continue to do both. Pictures, etc., will probably go to Facebook, but the deeper thoughts will come here. I hope someone finds them helpful, but mostly, they help me set up mile markers of my life so that I can see where I've been and how far I've come.
12:21 am edt

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