Monday, August 22, 2005

Man Dies After 50 Hours Of Computer Games

I'm sure Kori would like to use this against me ever playing video games. I am blessed that she doesn't really mind all that much that I play a little, and I regulate myself pretty well. I can't imagine ever doing anything like this guy.

The South Korean 28-year-old man died after a 50 hour marathon of gaming, stopping only to go to the bathroom and take brief naps and died of heart failure. He had recently quit his job to make more time for playing games.

Man Dies After 50 Hours Of Computer Games

Monday, August 15, 2005

United In Prayer

I have been told many times throughout my academic life that our founding fathers were nothing but Deists, believing that God created the world and then stepped back into the heavens to lay dormant. The more I read about some of these people, the more I can't help but think this is a total crock that church and state seperatists and atheists want people to believe.

We know that by His divine law, nations...are sujected to this world. May we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land may be a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people?

We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown.

But we have forgotton God. We have forgotton the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.... We have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.

It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness....

All this being done in sincerity and truth, let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the divine teachings, that the united cry of the nation will be heard on high, and answered with blessings no less than the pardon of our national sins, and the restoration of our now divided and suffering country to its former happy condition of unity and peace.

~ Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Proclamation April 30, 1863
National Day of Prayer
These words still ring true today, for all of us.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Deep Thought of the Day

Today's Deep Thought comes in full audio quality for those too blind, lazy, and illiterate to read.

As the evening sun faded from a salmon color to a sort of flint gray, I thought back to the salmon I caught that morning, and how gray he was, and how I named him Flint.
~ Jack Handey

Spoken word by Tim Lewis