Patterns in life

It’s amazing how most everything has a pattern to it. You can look at clouds and how they form a pattern to look like this or that which we recognize. Nature has patterns all around us that we marvel at every time we stop and think about it. It’s equally amazing how we find all these patterns around us to be so pleasing to the eye. That’s a compelling argument for creationists that God created these things and they were good.

Digging deeper when scientists look at our genes they see the pattern in our DNA. Again, something amazing in itself. Patterns aren’t limited to mother nature. I’m looking at this beautiful knitted blanket that my mother made it’s always been a pleasing pattern that reminds me of her. Mankind has made its mark.

Patterns aren’t limited to physical objects they’re also prevalent in our speech,  writing, and music of course. Observing patterns in some fields of interest are a full-time job. People seldom stop to take time to see the patterns in this or that, they don’t have time to “stop and smell the roses” and that’s sad. We rush through our hurried life trying to get here and there and miss all the beauty around us.

Do yourself a favor and stop and smell the roses or observe the way your kids are playing. It could be enlightening to you and can only be of help in those relationships with nature and the ones that we love.

 

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Everything’s a matter of trust

Trust can apply to everything. Trust begins with loved ones and friends on to relationships with associates, acquaintances and on up to the media and your government. It’s now 240 years ago when our Forefathers warned us against the government becoming too big and more concerned with itself than with the concern of the citizens. It comes as no surprise that the Congressional approval rating and Presidential rating is the worst in history.

The early American newspapers were the most trusted and objective in history. With time the media has decayed to the point where under ten percent of Americans trust what the media has to say. Big business and their lobbyists have dictated what is reported with the spin they want to see. That amounts to propaganda akin to the papers they used to criticize years ago.

Media is all around us but the people don’t trust what they say in favor of their own findings from the internet. Seeing this trend our government has taken steps to regulate the internet and more. Does that increase or decrease your trust in the government?

Trust is a necessary ingredient for a relationship. Trust includes faith which is another element that’s been under attack by the powers that be. Faith was a cornerstone of which this country was built on that’s been abandoned. The absence has left a void from which the government continually fills with more useless government. Trust is a difficult thing to regain. The big question is does the media and our government know or care about our trust?

Quest for life

This week was a quest for my very life! No joke. Early last Friday my wife and I  found ourselves about to give the largest of our rescued (December 2015 kittens) a necessary bath in the kitchen sink. In what seemed to be the longest minute of our lives we fought and struggled to soon see the sink bottom red with blood-our blood. Scotchy  was a biting scratching machine every micro-second of that minute.  At least we got all our blood washed out of his tail before we let him go.

After letting him go we gazed upon each other bewildered at what just happened. My wife received several bites and numerous scratches on both arms and hands, mine were confined to primarily my left appendage that appeared to be his “chew toy” for the moment. We both went to urgent care independently that day, I went early she went later. Over the weekend her wounds appeared to be healing while the one on my knuckles were not. By Monday morning I was in our doctors office on a different antibiotic and instructions to follow. That night she took me to the emergency room.

After a day in the hospital with an IV and little improvement I went into surgery. I was released late Thursday night and saw the hand specialist this morning again.  It turns out that the bite went down to the tendon and joint where no amount of antibiotics would be able to reach. Infections can be life threatening. I know after witnessing my Mother and my wife both having close calls with death from tiny infections and now firsthand from mine.

The moral of the story if you will is a few things: Never grab a cat by the tail as Buck Owens said in “I’ve got a tiger by the tail” I won’t be much when you get through with me. Don’t assume a feral cat will respond like a domestic one. Take precautions and remember that water is the greatest fear of most cats.

I was deep in prayer as I fought for my life and many friends were also keeping me in their prayers during this perilous time and it’s not over yet. I’ll be on antibiotics for nearly a month yet and start physical therapy next week because I’ve been unable to move the two center fingers since the incident. Several people are telling me that’s an expensive cat you have there and “get rid of it.” But he doesn’t realize he did anything wrong; how can you blame him?

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Common Sense and obvious

One might think the two words are synonymous with another but not really, in fact with time over generations it appears that one or both of these basic instincts are no longer part of our leaders though process. I’m not going to rail on about this because it’s obvious to the rest of us. But the mainstream media is another story.

There are times that they have “a tremendous command of the obvious” like when they cover a fire or something of that nature. The disturbing fact is how selective the media is. Just this week the media was silent on the ties of an aide to “radical Muslim” which is something we should all know about concerning our national security. “Common sense” a great piece of work by one of our Forefathers-dictates that we the people should know the facts for liberty’s sake. For the press to do otherwise becomes propaganda which is used by fascist countries.

Have you ever felt like one of those students in Pink Floyd’s the “Another brick in the Wall”?  With almost 170 million views on YouTube-it’s popular. If you haven’t felt it ever, perhaps its too late for you. You maybe marching in line oblivious to the manipulation of your mind. Still, if you’re reading this you aren’t one that’s marching blindly to an institution that says “you do this and that and that but none of the above applies to those directing personally. To sum it up I like the Who’s version of I’m free. Be free.

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Freedom, fight the good fight

A mere 70 years ago America was engaged in a genuine dogfight for our very freedom. The attack on Pearl Harbor put us smack in the middle of WWII. Those freedoms that were fought and won at the cost of thousands of soldiers lives have been slowly slipping away. Our flag for example was so highly regarded then but now despite the $1,000 fine and imprisonment, which isn’t enforced, is trampled in videos by terrorist types. Whereas the fine for duplicating a movie is like $250,000 and imprisonment-demonstrates our values.

American values have eroded with time to where last Friday H & M named transsexual Caitlyn Jenner as their sportswear spokesperson. That wouldn’t have been an acceptable “role model” after WWII. At least Charles Barkley was quoted saying, “I’m not a role model.”

Did you know some public schools are teaching Muslim’s Islam beliefs when the beliefs of our Forefathers is banned? Where’s the separation of church and state? The mores of this country and the financial structure have been sliding the wrong direction for some time now as we near $20 trillion in debt. Freedom is worth fighting for as the patriots knew long ago. How can we regain respectability, a AAA credit rating and a balanced budget?

 

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