Monday, October 31, 2011


Robert Frost (1874–1963)
1. The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Ten took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

The only problem is that they both look equally traveled. A good poem anyway. Have a happy day!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


So I don't usually blast scathing social commentary, and you probably think that this is ironic to come after it, but that was more of just a this has been building and I see people whine and figure that none of them read my blog anyway, and even if they do, they need to be told to stop whining (girls and boys). 
So on to Charity 
Elder Holland said, "One [meaning of charity or ‘the pure love of Christ’] is the kind of merciful, forgiving love Christ’s disciples should have one for another.... “The greater definition of ‘the pure love of Christ,’ however, is not what we as Christians try but largely fail to demonstrate toward others but rather what Christ totally succeeded in demonstrating toward us. True charity has been known only once. It is shown perfectly and purely in Christ’s unfailing, ultimate, and atoning love for us. ... It is that charity—his pure love for us—without which we would be nothing, hopeless, of all men and women most miserable. Truly, those found possessed of the blessings of his love at the last day—the Atonement, the Resurrection, eternal life, eternal promise—surely it shall be well with them.“This does not in any way minimize the commandment that we are to try to acquire this kind of love for one another. We should ‘pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that [we] may be filled with this love’ [ Moroni 7:48 ; see also 1Corinthians 13:4–5, 7–8 ]. ... As Christ lived so should we live, and as Christ loved so should we love. But the ‘ pure love of Christ’ Mormon spoke of is precisely that—Christ’s love. With that divine gift, that redeeming bestowal, we have everything; without it we have nothing and ultimately are nothing, except in the end ‘devils [and] angels to a devil’ [ 2Nephi 9:9 ]” ( Christ and the New Covenant, 336–37). 
As Charity comes to possess us then it guides our actions on how to minister and more importantly administer. We start to become like Him.

Fair is Fair

Since it has been a while since I have written and then even longer since I have written any kind of scathing social commentary I figured that today would be just as good as any other.
Girls want to date/marry a righteous, stalwart, dedicated, "Returned Missionary" kind of guy.
All that I can say is, "Good for you, but turnabout is fair play."
You want a guy that respects women and modesty and doesn't talk about how hot other women (particularly actresses) are. Good for you.
Guys don't want to hear about how good ______ looks without a shirt on.
You want someone who doesn't swear or watch bad movies. Rightfully so.
Guys don't care if it was edited either.
Bad music ditto
The list goes on and on. 
The double standard stops here.
That is all that I have to say about it. 
I don't like it and I see it all the time.
Shape up or stop complaining. 
Both of you.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


So, it happens that I have ADD and it is usually not manifest in the way that most people are used to thinking of "ADD people". I don't get hyper, but I do have some weird tendencies. One of those is that I can't read in the same position for more than about 30 minutes. I get distracted extremely easily. I get distracted by life. I am going to try to not get distracted by life. Today was a really good day. It ended with ice cream.