Thursday, February 24, 2011

My nephew is KILLING me...

"I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way..." 

I do not believe Whitney Houston ever met my 10 yearold nephew, Beau.  She might have never written this great ballad from the 80s had she known Beau.  Goodness, he is a handful.  He is smarter than the average bear which makes him dangerous.  He is successful at pretty much everything he does which does not help his attitude.  He is an only child, so he thinks the world revolves around him.  And, to top it off he has great communication skills.  So, you get to listen to how smart he is, how successful he is and how the world revolves around him.  I am so glad he knows more than everyone else or he could be in trouble.

Well, he's not that bad, I guess.  :)

He's just so stinking funny and cute; it is hard to get too upset with him.  Ah, but, I did tonight.  I had the distinct pleasure of trying to work with him to improve his writing skills as he prepares to take the Florida Writes test on Tuesday.  Every bit of instruction or helpful hint I had for him was met with some explanation of how he already knew that or how I was wrong.  If I can get him to write the way he argues and supports his arguments when he is flappin' those lips he will kill the test (if I do not kill him first - jk).  I know he will do fine.

But, I do have to say, I wouldn't trade him for the world.  He is so inquisitive and full of life.  He never has met a stranger and loves everyone.  He pretty much is the best nephew in the world.  I'll keep him.

Good Night, all!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Mash Unit - the genesis

Frances Bacon wrote, "Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man."  I remember Billy Prescott, my discipler with Campus Crusade for Christ at the University of Florida, making our bible study group go and search for that quote on the side of one of the buildings on campus.  It is a quote that has stuck in my head since because of the truth that it conveys.  It is part of the reason for this blog.  Not that I will be anywhere close to being exact on any subject, but, hopefully, I will have a better grasp on what I think by being able to write about it.

What shall I write about?  Life in general. Sports. Books. Church. Work. Music. Family. My relationship with God.  Hopefully, you will find something that might be interesting.  And, I would love to hear your comments.

Now, why the Mash Unit?  Well, it came about one day at work when practically everyone in the building was sick or had a family member that was sick. And, as I was sending out email updates, I would make reference to the Mash Unit from the TV series M*A*S*H.

So, I thought to myself, that would make a great name for a blog if I ever did one.  Of course, I'm sure that my friends will say that I will take on the role of Radar because of my communication skills.  Ha!  Or, maybe because it is the TV star that I look like the most barring George from Seinfeld.

Anyway, that's enough fodder for my friends; back to The Mash Unit.  There are days that I feel like I am the patient - needing as much help as I can get.  And, there are days that I feel like the doctor - able to use what I have to help others.  Hopefully, God will use this forum in both scenarios.

Well, it's late, and I was bound and determined to get the first entry done.  So, I am going to leave it as it is.  Nowhere close to what I want it to be, but done. 

Good night, and remember God loves ya!