Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The topic I chose: The Death Penalty.
For it? Against it? And why (don't forget to answer this part!)?
Give a short and sweet answer or a long and indepth one...
Because this is such a controversial issue and there are two sides (or more) to the issue, please read what others have to say, too! And even if you don't agree, it's always nice to try and understand where other people are coming from!
Hopefully this will generate a good discussion!
I have very strong opinions on this issue but I'll wait to share them until a few people have posted their comments!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Fresh out of ideas...
I have no idea what to blog about...
Should I try to think of a question to generate discussion?
Should I get my soapbox about something?
Should I tell a story from my life?
Should I write about something I've been pondering?
I have no idea.
Hence, this post.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Could be a famous line, a movie line, one that you or your friends, family or kids always say...
Could be something that makes you laugh, reflect on life, define your life, move you to action or tears...
Leave as many or few quotes as you'd like!
Monday, April 13, 2009
This post, however, it to honor one of the greatest sleeping accomplishments by a Clark that I am aware of. And this award goes to Charlie.
Charlie can correct me on the details in a comment if I am wrong but the other night, Charlie went to bed around 3:30 a.m. He awoke to a text message by a friend. Charlie was annoyed that this person would text him at 9:45 AM on a non-school day!! It was his day to sleep in!!! He was annoyed until he looked at his clock... it was 9:45 PM!
Charlie slept about 18 hours... WITHOUT WAKING UP AT ALL.
And maybe we've all slept this long before when we were really, really sick or in an enduced coma, but to sleep this long, through an entire day... that's quite the accomplishment!
What is one of your greatest sleeping accomplishments?
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I am not sure what the truthfulness is of the story, but regardless, the overall point is good (in my capitalist, non-socialistic, conservative opinion).
A simple analogy*
An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a single student before but had, once, failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said ok, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A. After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. But, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too; so they studied little.. The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around the average was an F. The scores never increased as bickering, blame, name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great; but when government takes all the reward away; no one will try or want to succeed. Could not be any simpler than that....
Monday, April 6, 2009
What is one "thing" or category of things that you own or possess that you do not want to part with? Let's leave out answers like pictures of family, Bibles, sentimental stuff (ie: grandmas ring), general necessities (ie: food, clothes - you CAN say stuff like "Nike shoes" or "Levi Jeans")
I am talking about things that you spent your money on because you wanted it.
I'll go first: I am in love with my Toyota 4Runner. It is exactly what I wanted and then some! It's 4 wheel drive, manual transmission, has a sunroof, running boards, big tires, ball hitch (not that I use it, but if I needed it, I'd have one!)...
*knock on wood* Now I am afraid something will happen to my 4Runner or I'll get into an accident - this is my new found anxiety kicking in! lol (well, not really that funny).