Tuesday, August 12, 2014
It caught me off guard to the point that it brought tears to my eyes and I experienced such a reaction that I am not used to.
The reason I was looking him up was because someone gave me a bunch of sheet music. In the group was one from 1901 and was a reproduction of 15th century music. I thought it so fascinating that he might want to look at it. Now I regret waiting until this new school year started.
Death impacts everyone differently. I know he will be missed and for a very long time I will continue to think about him.
Monday, August 4, 2014
A long time ago...
While I am staying random.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
New Fires and a loss of lifeAccording to Oregonian several new fires have broken out in my state. This has just been in the past few hours. The said thing is according to Oregon Live a 21 year old firefighter has lost his life, the first loss of the season.
On to something lighter
Thought for the day
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Monday, June 3, 2013
|Stolen from some where off Google Images|
So, why am I posting this? Well it is in response to a blog post by Mr. Takei himself (click here for the blog). It's about the fight of actors and those who are in the “Celluloid Closet” as he put it, have and the hard choice it is for them to come out. Sometimes the choice comes at the cost if a job, a career, a family, friends, and even life itself.
His post changed, or rather, helped to change my opinion on the matter. So I have to say from now on, when a friend or even some one I don’t know comes out as gay, my response will be different. No longer will they get the Oh cool, have a good day. They will get something more along the lines of: Thank you for your courage and trust in me. Thank you for finding me worthy to know more about your life. That it may have not been easy at all to tell me or even to consider telling someone.
We here a lot about the silent majority in this county and I think, if more of us who have no fear of you being gay, gave more support to the LGBT community the fear and repercussions, no not repercussions, that signifies that you have done something to receive it. The fear and tyranny that is associated with coming out will be much less. Remember a bully has no power to bully the one, if 30 people stand next to the one being bullied. The good of the few out way the good of the many? Yes Spock in this case. Yes being a major Star Trek fan I had to work something like that into my writing today.
So I will end my rant today with the follow:
If you have a friend who has come out to you, say thank you to them for their courage and strength to come out. Ask them what support they need from you and be very clear with what support you are willing to give. Remember, if you have a friend who has come out to you, they trust you. Don’t abuse that trust and continue to foster your friendship.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Greetings everyone! It’s been a week since my last post and I wanted to bring you up to speed on what I’ve been doing,
After a long wait taxes finally are in and I did a few house keeping things. First off I upgraded my computer from windows 7 to Windows 8. Quite the change. Tiles? Apps? Where is my start button?!?!?!?!
Now, I’m a pretty tech savvy guy and though this was going to be painless. For the most part the upgrade was. However, my video card is not supported at this time. So after finding that out it was down to BestBuy www.bestbuy.com where the guys hooked up with a mild card for 39.99. It was 30 bucks off so score!.
That installed and then poof the resolution fixed itself and now I’m back to full 1920x1080 p HD .
While there I also upgraded from a mid range digital camera to a DSLR. I love my new Canon Rebel! It brings me back to the days of my old 35mm Nikon. I’m enjoying learning more about it and I hope soon to have it mounted to a telescope.
It takes very nice pictures at just over 18mp and I can edit them in raw. Which is even more nice. I’ll be posting more of these to my picture circles in the next few days.
I finally got my dad to agree to come stay with me for a while. He is recovering from major surgery and thought he would do just fine by himself. That didn’t work out and he ended up having more issues. I’m just glad things worked out and he is with me now.
No back complaining today.