Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Free the Tootsie

This blog isn't journalistic in nature, but I wanted to be able to tell my faithful readers that I have finally been freed from my cast! I'm in a structured boot now, and have scheduled surgery on my left foot for July 23. Please pray for me as this next surgery will be more complicated than the last. I'll be so glad when this whole nightmare is behind me. When it is, I'll have two brand new feet... almost. My right one looks like a new foot, and my left will be a more dramatic change.

Monday, June 21, 2004

"I don't get it!"

To borrow my sister's favorite blonde phrase, I don't get it! Don't the terrorists understand that the United States (and now Saudi Arabia) won't negotiate over the lives of people? If they do understand, why do they keep taking hostages, bargaining to get what they want and beheading their hostages when they don't get their way? Don't they understand that they're never going to get anything they want if they don't give us what we want? How many people have to die? I think they know they're not going to have their demands met; they just want to kill people.

How can this world be so evil? It's only getting worse. I know that God made a promise to Noah and all mankind never to destroy the Earth by flooding again. Might He do it another way? It makes one wonder how evil the world was when God destroyed it, and how those times compared to these. If God hadn't promised not to destroy the Earth, would this be the time He would have chosen to do it again?

Friday, June 18, 2004

Men and Women Beating their Biological Clocks

On NBC at noon today, there was a special broadcast about men and women who are having treatments done, some of them on an experimental basis, to extend the time they have to conceive children.

Currently, women's pregnancies are riskier after age 35, which is usually long before they begin menopause. Doctors are trying to find a way to extend this widow for pregnancy because there are more and more women wanting to start their families later in life, or just continue to grow their families.

Men who have problems with erectile dysfunction, sex drive and moods (yes, I said "moods". You have moods and will have to deal with it.) are being tested for a dip in testosterone production, which can solve a lot of those problems. So people in America may be having more and more kids.

This may be more of a problem for the rest of us, though. Are we really sure we want some of these people to reproduce?

Thursday, June 17, 2004

A Whole New Blog

Welcome, all of you faithful readers and bloggers. I have created this blog in light of a decision I've made to make my blogging more interesting. I figured that since my old blog was not getting the kind of traffic I wanted, I needed a tabula rasa (clean slate) to work with. These blogs will be more related to current events than my previous blog, and hopefully will instigate compelling discussion.

This is a new beginning, a time of rebirth and growth. Join me in my journalistic journey!