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Granted, we have issues in our government February 22, 2007

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But at least you don’t get a year in jail for ‘insulting’ the president … If so, we’d have a very large number of folks locked away.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6385849.stm

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Approval ratings vs. Doing what’s needed January 12, 2007

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I know this is a virtual primal scream of sorts and likely no one will read it … but …

Why is everyone so worried about ‘approval ratings’ instead of doing what’s right?  I would love to hear an actual counter-proposal to president Bush’s plan to boost troop levels for a period in Iraq. And that proposal should actually address the need to stand up to Islamic Terrorists (yes, *terrorrists*) who would impose their religion on others by blowing themselves and others up, running airplanes into buildings, etc. (unless, of course, you ally yourself with them).

 This plan is much less than ideal … but is there a better one out there that deals with the overall problem and doesn’t just walk away? Is anyone more worried about that than their political career?

A True Christian Example October 5, 2006

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Seeing the response of the Amish in light of what has happened there is a tremendous living example of what we should strive for as Christians.  The forgiveness and compassion extended to the man who committed such a horrendous act and to his family has been nothing short of inspirational.

Just had to get that out …

No posts in a while either August 25, 2006

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I do have some pics I want to get up … hopefully tonight or this weekend.  Stay tuned …

No more miles in a while August 2, 2006

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I’m carpooling sometimes …saves money like biking, but doesn’t have the same cardiovascular benefits. I hope to back on the bike later in August and in September … :-/

218 Miles July 7, 2006

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Not much more boring than a mile indicator on a blog, eh?  That’s fine, I’m posting this more for myself.  In fact, I thought I should record/post my time.  1:20:33 today … that’s from leaving my yard to pulling up at the gym front doors here.  Goal is still 1:15:00.  Gonna take a little work to shave off 5 minutes!

Visiting Turtles on Campus July 1, 2006

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Melis brought the kids over yesterday to hang out on campus for a bit. They had their scooters, so we set off. Along the way, they posed with some of the Turtles they have from Maryland Day.

Kids with Another Turtle Statue Gavin on campus with the scooter Kids with Agricultural Turtle

Broke 200 mile mark July 1, 2006

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Was having trouble coming up with motivation to bike yesterday. The only I could come up with was that if I did, I would cross 200 miles biked so far. The 16 miles did it. The total is now 202.

186 Miles so far June 20, 2006

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So today I tried parking at a park about 4.5 – 5 miles into my ride.  It didn't shave much more time off, but it did leave me a little fresher at the end of the ride.  So … today was only about 10 miles instead of 16.

Just got back from camping June 10, 2006

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So … although, I'm still tired from getting back from camping, I thought I'd put some photos up:

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