16 April 2017

Good Friday, Easter, and the Resurrection

♫At the cross I bow my knee
Where Your blood was shed for me,
There's no greater love than this.
You have overcome the grave
Your glory fills the highest place
What can separate me now?♫

Resurrection Sunday would not have existed if it weren't for Good Friday. On that day TOTAL darkness descended on the land from noon until 1500 (3pm) that synchronized with Passover. When Christ gave up his spirit, the thick Veil of the Temple- the entrance of the Holy of Holies, which was at least 4 inches thick, 60 feet long and 30 feet high- was torn in two, signifying the end of our barrier to God (Matthew 27:45-54; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:45, Thallus: a secular Greco-Roman historian).
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit. (1 Peter 3:18)

12 April 2017

Five Years

Often, we were on different 
Love strengthened 
                  through life’s vicissitudes
Vows were made
    Five years to this day.
                Please excuse my platitude:
                     But oh how the time has flown!
And our family has grown
                  From just me and you
To one, two, and soon
                                 to be three
            Little amalgamations
of you and me.
             Life is quite amazing,
But our lives are hardly ever easy.
                         Yet through thick and thin,
           We determine
                           to ride the undulations together
  Lest we are ripped asunder and pulled under.
              You and I are one with the other
For better or worse.
              I hope and pray
That I help make it
              More better than worse.

See, I’m trying 
                     to make being a good husband and father a priority
While anxiously 
                         struggling to balance all of life’s responsibilities.
         Yearning for a bright future with boundless possibilities.
Please encourage me to make the most of each breath.
               As we continuously discern the paths that lie ahead,
Let us not of the other grow weary.
              I want our marriage to be
More like stellar nucleosynthesis
                     A source of energy that’s endless,
Constantly reinvigorated
                                    with each passing day.
                                                           Love that never fades away.

07 February 2015

Hayek versus Keynes

We've been going back and forth for a century.  Keynes: I want to steer markets.
Hayek: I want them set free.
There's a boom and bust cycle and good reason to fear it.
Hayek: Blame low interest rates.
Kenynes: No...it's the animal spirits.

I've read these books and recommend them!

06 February 2015

War of the Currents

"I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident.... Almost none of my inventions were derived in that manner. They were achieved by having trained myself to be analytical and to endure and tolerate hard work." -Thomas Edison

Though Thomas Edison created the first lightbulb and created direct current electricity, which was used in New York, Nikola Tesla created alternating current which powers the world today.  Tesla worked under Edison, but resigned after Edison wouldn't consider further his AC design.

To the right is an Epic Rap Battles of History: “It’s a shocking real story of a banker and you; And if the people knew you stopped me from making power free, they would curse the con Edison with every utility.”  Those are some Shakespearean words.
To the left is an exerpt from the History Channel about Thomas Edison. 

03 February 2014

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

On Columbus Day I pondered:
Without the Chinese knowledge of gunpowder and guns, the Spanish reconquest, pushing the Moors out of the Iberian peninsula, likely would not have happened.  Thus, their language and the Spanish Empire in the New World would have never spread.  
Ferdinand and Isabella likely wanted to increase the prestige of the liberated Spain, so they accepted Colombus’ demands- 10% of the wealth found and be named Viceroy of the lands conquered....
Without Spain's empire building in the "New World", other countries would not have felt pressure to go, especially if they never heard about the lands west of the great Atlantic Ocean.  Would the United States, originally 13 British colonies, exist as we know it today?  Would Canada, originally British and French colonies as well, exist?  
                History is indeed interesting.

Also, as many are aware, Leif Erikson discovered America 500 years before Christopher Colombus.  Some people say that Bartolom√© de Las Casas, a contemporary of Colombus, would have been a better candidate for a holiday. He is a symbol of justice and human rights in the Americas.

Also I would recommend the book, A People's History of the United States. I read it a few years ago.  Winston Churchill said, “History is written by the victors.” In many ways this is true.   Howard Zinn in his book gives a "voice to the voiceless",  but we all have a voice in this post-printing press age.  With the internet, information, and misinformation, can freely flow.  I encourage my readers to study and research to find the answers.  Look into different sides, opposing views if possible.  The truth is not always what it seems, but then again we all have a different perspective.  One shouldn't blatantly disregard official history or education as indoctrination, because it is all perspective.  Just look into the other sides.  Research and question the Why and How.   *Many of my blogs I provide links that are underlined or in a different color. Feel free to start research there.*

27 March 2013

One Year Anniversary

I now believe in love, even though I had lost all hope.
God's providence manifest by sending me you.
One year has come and gone since we said "I do"
We've grown closer even though we've been apart.
My love, my life, my heart, my mind are completely yours! You are completely mine.
We complement each other so well like puzzle pieces forming a picturesque scene.
One complete person are we- husband and wife.

I couldn't wait til April 14th to post this.  I love you so much Olivia!

27 December 2011

Meaning of my blog

Pastiche: an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.
Cynosure: a person or thing that is the center of attention or admiration
"However that may be, the Count was the cynosure of every eye as he advanced, exchanging bows on his way, to where Mme de Morcerf was standing before a flower-laden mantelshelf."
I really enjoy this movie, because he is betrayed and is in prison, but he finds the will inside that keeps him alive, much like The Shawshank Redemption.  Little by little both of them work at their escape.