Thursday, December 16, 2010

an inspiration

"It didn’t matter to me — I wanted to join the fight against Hitler and the Japanese. We were losing that war and most young men of my generation wanted to help push them back. People today don’t understand, but that’s the way we felt in those days. We wanted to join the fighting. So on Dec. 9, I gave up the chance to earn $100,000 with the Indians and became the first professional athlete to join the Navy after Pearl Harbor."

"I knew then, and I know today, that winning World War II was the most important thing to happen to this country in the last 100 years. I’m just glad I was a part of it. I was only a gun captain on the battleship Alabama for 34 months. People have called me a hero for that, but I’ll tell you this — heroes don’t come home. Survivors come home."

-Bob Feller
died december 15, 2010

Bob, in my book you are a hero...and an inspiration.

Friday, April 23, 2010

kids making isaiah laugh

I sure do love my family. What fun.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Debt, one of my biggest concerns

I think debt is one of the biggest problems our country is facing right now. I have posted about how Dave Ramsey's teachings on finances have changed our life here. The borrower is slave to the lender. I know who I am a slave to right now...the bank that holds my mortgage.
Who are you a slave to?
Who holds the US debt?

Hey, guess what? The government is NOT going to fix our problems. We are. Lets clean up our mess. I get tired of politicians (not delegated to just one party) talking about the working people like we are perfect. As an average, Americans are chained down by mounting personal debt and gross overspending...just like the federal government. Something is going to have give eventually. I do not know what or when, but I know we can not continue on our current path indefinitely. I don't even know the details of a solution. But I know a basic principle...YOU CAN"T SPEND MORE THAN YOU MAKE! The best place for me to start is with me. How about you?

If you have 15 minutes, check out the video below or if that does not show up click Glenn Beck on US debt

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Isaiah Laughing

We love this boy!

Family fun

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