Archive for January, 2011

Told You So

Posted: January 31, 2011 in Family

Me: Amie, go potty.

Amie: I don’t need to.

Me: Yes you do.

Amie: Papa!

Me: I’m not going to argue with you.

–five minutes later–

Amie: PAPA! I need to go potty!

Me: I told you.

Amie: SORRY!


WWII: An Alternate History

Posted: January 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

An alternate history of World War II as played out in a game of Axis & Allies:

  • First the UK destroyed the German fleet.  Japan then destroyed the American fleet at Pearl Harbor.  The U.S. began to mobilize.
  • With only one u-boat left Germany focused it’s attention on Russian and conquered Moscow.  The UK continued to conduct bombing runs over Europe.  Japan invaded Hawaii.
  • Russian partisans moved into Manchuria.  Germany continued to push through Africa and Russian territories.  The British forces in Africa were put on the defensive while their Naval power managed to take control of the Mediterranean Sea.  Japan invaded Mexico.  U.S. & Chinese forces attempted to remove Japan from mainland asia.
  • Russian partisans moved into China to provide reinforcements.  Germany invaded western China.  The U.S. liberated Mexico from the Japanese & landed their first wave in Algeria.
  • Russian partisans continued to harass Japanese and German forces in Asia.  British and American forces began to retake Africa. Japan invaded Western Canada.  The U.S. invaded southern Europe and liberated Canada from the Japanese.


We weren’t able to finish, but what appeared at first to be a game dominated by the Axis Powers gradually turned into a grueling affair with much territory being exchanged back and forth.  Near the end, it seemed as thought the tide was turning in the Allies favor.

Hurts My Brain

Posted: January 27, 2011 in Family

Maggie: “Abbie, I got your brains.” (running away)

Abbie: “Maggie has half my brians.”

Amie: (chasing Maggie) “I got your brains Abbie.”

Abbie: “Amie, go get my brains from John”

Maggie: “I’m ging to get Amie’s brain.”

Amie: “No! Don’t get my brains!” (runs away screaming)

Maggie: (going up to John) “I got John’s brain.”

John: laughs and goes off and plays by himself.

Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D.

Posted: January 26, 2011 in Education

I am in the process of applying to a doctorate program.  I found this illustrated guide to a Ph.D. quite interesting:

On Christian Leaders

Posted: January 25, 2011 in Church, Faith

“Good spiritual leaders know full well that they are only shepherds, not saviors; they know they are leaders, but not lords; they understand that they may be skillful guides, but they are not gods.”

Dr. Lynn Anderson.  They Smell Like Sheep.

Are You Rich?

Posted: January 24, 2011 in Faith, Life, Politics

1 having a great deal of money or assets; wealthy
2 plentiful; abundant : having (a particular thing) in large amounts

adjective ( wealthier , wealthiest )
having a great deal of money, resources, or assets; rich

Are you wealthy?  Against what do you compare wealth?  What measure do you use?

Let’s think in human terms for a minute.  Money.  How much do you make?  Where do you rank among all the world’s population?

Find out:

Seeking God’s Face

Posted: January 24, 2011 in Faith

Are you seeking God’s face?  Are you sure you want to undertake that journey?  Are you ready for it?  You CAN NOT leave His face radically unchanged.