Why The White House Won’t

I so appreciated this that I needed to share it.

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white house honors god

In what way, one can’t help but wonder, must the White House honor God in order to make this meme’s author happy?  I conducted a Google-quest to find peoples’ opinions on what it means to honor God.  While there was some diversity in opinion, most people held that to honor God, you should live your life devoted to Him.  (One author claimed that “honoring God” entailed living a life of sexual purity.  If that’s the case, the White House lost it’s connection to God a long time ago.)

That’s all fine, but at this point I must voice a protest against the message of this meme: While I think it’s fine for a President to honor God, the White House definitely should not.  The President is a person, but the White House is an institution – a symbolic representation of the power of the leader of the executive branch.  As the sole seat of executive…

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Gnatty

My husband and I were just looking outside and saw a lot of stuff floating in the air. Upon closer inspection we realized there were a bazillion gnats* flying around. The following conversation ensued:

Me: How am I supposed to mow the lawn if I can’t go outside?

Him: Why can’t you go outside?

Me: They could kill me!

Him: They’re not going to kill you.

Me: They could swarm.

Him:

Me: Death by gnat bite is a bad way to go, dude.

*any small unidentified flying insect is a gnat. look it up.

Scene while flying: July 11, 2014

As a reminder – the date in the title is the date of publication, not the date the photo was taken. I was recently in a window seat on the correct side of the plane as we flew into Seattle – so I got a couple of lovely photos. I’m pretty sure this is Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams (background) but not 100% certain.

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IMG_20140703_122754_616There are no significant peaks in the second one. I just thought the whole scene felt like a painting.

 

Scene in New York, part two

While in New York we also visited the Intrepid Museum. I’m not going to lie – at $31 a person in order to see the space shuttle as well, it was an awfully expensive a ticket for what you saw. There was really cool stuff, but while I get that we couldn’t go *on* the shuttle, they could have had some doors open so we could look in it at least. However, we had a good time and I am glad we went.

I loved the backlight effect while we were on the flight deck.

I loved the backlight effect while we were on the flight deck.

Of course as a Star Trek fan, I had to see the Enterprise!

Of course as a Star Trek fan, I had to see the Enterprise!

The Intrepid is a ship and still on the water - and the ropes keeping it there are impressive!

The Intrepid is a ship and still on the water – and the ropes keeping it there are impressive!