Showing posts from January, 2012

Even City Officials Like To Photoshop.....

Check out this article on the drastic photoshopping that resulted in the below published ad. When you read the article, check out the original photo at the bottom of it and read the words of the shocked model who didn't agree to any alteration of his image.......

Daddy Is Home.....

This video made me openly weep. A deployed soldier surprises his little girl on her birthday. As she rests in his arms and touches his head with her little hand, she says, "the only thing I wanted for my birthday is you."

This speaks so deeply to the yearning we have for our Father and His yearning for us.

love it!

'We Will Not Comply With This Unjust Law"

check out this ROCKING letter from the Conference of Catholic Bishops headed up by Archbishop Dolan.
I am so glad they are standing up for what is right and true and encouraging all of us to take a stand.

"It seems to mean more and more to our kids..."

Is seems marriage isn’t off the table anymore for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Brad admits, “We’d actually like to, and it seems to mean more and more to our kids.”
What about waiting until gay couples have the same rights like they once said they would? “We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it till everyone can,” he says. “But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out.” (Reuters)

Interesting statement from Brad Pitt who seems to be recognizing a foundational truth about children- that the most important security for kids is that their parents love one another and are unconditionally committed to one another. Hope Brad and Angelina do the right thing....

The Wonders In Space....

While all of us are fighting down here on earth, check out the beauty in the heavens captured from Sweden. Simply amazing.....

Allen West Preaches It......

cool clip from yesterday's March for Life in D.C.
(as a side note, the clip is taken from C-SPAN and is the second media outlet i have seen that doesn't report the event as a march in respect for pro-life, but as an "anti-abortion rally". Simple semantics? I think not.....)

Head Scratcher.....

something is a little off here......cant quite put my finger on it.......

The Most Important Things....

Two deaths this past week brought me to a deep pondering of reality. Most people know that renowned Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died yesterday at the age of 85 after a battle with cancer. Up until a few months ago, "JoePa" as his fans called him, was about to go down in history as the winningest football coach in the NCAA Division 1 tier. He was widely respected as an intelligent, integrated and upstanding man.

Then certain cracks began to appear. His former assistant coach was charged and arrested for child sexual abuse. Then the news came that the allegations were known by certain members of the staff but that the assistant coach remained employed and undisciplined. People began to wonder, "how much did Joe Paterno know? Why didn't he do anything?"

Apparently Coach Paterno knew about the allegations and took what he thought were appropriate actions but it wasn't enough. Perhaps he didn't know quite what to do. In a previous post about this t…

Washington State Has Enough Votes To Legalize Gay "Marriage"

God help us all.....first contraception, then abortion, then euthanasia and legalized physician assisted suicide, now legalization of gay "marriage." 


This is the systematic attack and destruction of the covenantal love of man and woman and the unification of the nuclear family.

These decisions will never bring peace or harmony, they will only wound us ever more profoundly.

Seattle Sleeps...

After three days of snow and now ice, the streets of Seattle are sparse with inhabitants and quiet with a thick blanket of winter cotton. I hear rain is on the way.....

Bring on the Snow in Seattle

Snowing in Seattle~ whee!!

A Priest Responds to the "I Hate Religion" Youtube Video

This is VERY clever! love it, Father. Thanks to Lindsey for sending it to me.

Untitled from John Hollowell on Vimeo.

Football = 0 for 3

New Orleans Saints getting beat at the last minute= sorrow and despair

Tim Tebow and the Broncos getting completely spanked by the Patriots= wailing and gnashing of teeth

The Packers closing the door on hoped for teams in the Super Bowl= just poopy....

Tebow Mania...

Go Timmy! We love you!

Confrontation In The Rain...

Love this scene from Pride and Prejudice. Interesting how we can all so easily misunderstand one another....

The Nearness Of You.....

In the everlasting quest for awesome music, no one does this song like Norah Jones....

Size 6 Is The New "Plus Size" Model

Check out this article featured originally at

"A size 6 is now plus size in the fashion world, and most runway models meet the physical criteria for anorexia, according to a report that offers shocking insight into the disparity between models and the real-life women they are purporting to represent.

In the January issue of PLUS Model Magazine, plus size model Katya Zharkova and a straight size model are seen in the nude in an attempt to “open the minds of the fashion industry," which is stepping further away from reality, according to PLUS founder and editor-in-chief, Madeline Figueroa Jones.

The magazine reveals that some of today’s plus size models are wearing the same size as models Christie Brinkley, Paulina Porizkova and Cindy Crawford at the height of their fame in the 1990s. Zharkova, 28, wears a size 14.

The photos appear alongside statistics about today's sometimes dangerously thin straight size models and the continuously shrinking fram…

Religion = Hypocrisy?

Someone sent me this video and asked me comment on it--

I think this is an interesting work by a young man who raises a lot of valid points but also has some things that are convoluted as well. Let's take it apart--

It seems his main topic of argument is that religion in general is toxic and hypocritical- that religion is man-made and not something God intended. This young man is making some broad generalizations here but also mentions some good points.

He mentions that we don't become holy by playing dress up and pretending that we are "good people" just because we profess a certain faith. He talked about going to church on Sunday but being addicted to pornography. Many people are caught up in that facade and think "well, I will just go to Church on Sunday and I will be a good person."

Often people hide behind a version of religion to look down on others and judge them and this is surely not what Jesus wants. He exposed the hypocrites in his day and called…

Binge Drinking Is Not Your Friend

Check out this new article put out by the CDC about new findings regarding binge drinking.

Those who need to binge drink are often what we call "alcoholic." 

Find a meeting here! Get healthy!

Beary Embarrassing.

Beary can no longer bear to watch LSU's humiliation by Alabama....He just can't take it anymore....

Ricky Martin Wants A Daughter...

Latin Popstar Ricky Martin said recently that he would like to welcome a daughter to his growing family. Sounds great, right? Wait one second- read the story within the context he speaks (from

Ricky Martin says he'd like to add a daughter to his family – which already includes 3-year-old twin sons Matteo and Valentino – but that, contrary to reports that surfaced over the weekend, the openly gay star has no plans to marry boyfriend Carlos GonzĂ©lez Abella on Jan. 28. Or any time soon. 

In 2008, Ricky had twin sons via surrogate mother and is now seemingly wanting more bring into an unstable environment with men who have homosexual appetites.

I don't get this. Since when did children become a right of personal creation? Because someone wants children, do they have a right to create them by any means possible?

When I hear stuff like this, it makes me want to grab people by the lapels of their Dolce and Gabbana suits and plead with them, "YOU CANT DO…

An Open Letter to Continental/United Airlines

Dear Continental/United Airlines
(or is is United/Continental ? Unitinental? or Conited? not really sure...anyhoo),

It came to my attention, I believe last year, that your two distinct and separate airlines had decided to merge with one another.

When I look up the word "merge" in the dictionary, it reads: tocombine,blend,orunitegraduallysoastoblurtheindividualityorindividual identity of.

Perhaps when your two companies announced this "merger", you felt the operative word in this statement was "gradually." Because I sure do.

An innocent traveler, I assumed that a common logo painted boldly on all your airplanes symbolized a unity between the airlines and a common mission. I guess I didn't get that it meant "gradually."

Although I am grateful for a seat on a plane that took me across the United States plus an entire 12 ounce can of soda during the 3 1/2 hour flight, the check-in process was a bit alarming.

You see, dear airlines, I followed …

Interesting Case of Cause and Effect.....

this one made me smile! ha!