It may be those who do most, dream most.
~My fortune cookie today

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Forgotten Sanctuary (part 2)

Back in December I posted some of my images from a photo hunt I went on in the summer of 2009. I wasn’t able to post all the pictures then, so below are the rest.

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Does Liberalism Equate to Socialism?

…it does for this Liberal

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The Cougar Ate The Indian!


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The True Meaning of “Bane”

So, I was trying to figure out the correct spelling of bane (not bain) in order to use the phrase: “The bane of my existence,’ when I stumbled acrossed the true meaning behind this saying.  I really have no other place to put it but here, so here you go.

To say that something or someone is “the bane of my existence” means that the person or thing is a constant irritant or source of misery. As a cliche, “bane of my existence” has lost its edge to a large degree over the years, and today is most often applied to something that may profoundly annoy us but is certainly bearable. Telemarketers, for instance, have become the “bane” of many folks’ existence, but few of us are sufficiently distressed to turn off our telephones, and while “spam” is a daily “bane,” not many of us would dream of giving up the Internet. “Bane of my existence” is now almost always used in a semi-jocular, “what are you gonna do?” sense.

But “bane” was once a very serious word. The Old English “bana” meant literally “slayer” in the sense we now use “killer” or “murderer.” Early on, the English “bane” was also used in the more general sense of “cause of death,” and by the 14th century “bane” was used in the specialized sense of “poison,” a sense which lives on in the names of various poisonous plants such as “henbane” and “wolfbane.”

From this very literal “something that kills you” usage, “bane” by the 16th century had broadened into its modern meaning of “something that makes life unpleasant, a curse.”

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HAPPY 2010!

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Forgotten Sanctuary (part 1)

The below images were taking back in August. I’ve been meaning to upload them here but haven’t had a chance until this holiday break. So, here is some background:

Lindsey and I went on a “snap shot road trip.” Our snap shot road trips consist of each occupant of the car taking turns choosing different roads to adventure down, and the driver stopping when someone feels he or she has a picture perfect moment. As a child my mother would do road trips similar to this with my younger brother, sister, and me. We ended up in the most unique places. We didn’t have a camera for my childhood road trips, so it is a lot of fun finding some beautiful and random images for the scrap books.

So, this is what we did for a lazy summer day and we were not disappointed in our final destination—New Castle, Pennsylvania. We took twists and turns all around New Castle, and saw the raw beauty that is in this town. Finally, we stopped when I spotted a majestic abandoned church.

For me, old and abandoned buildings have a story just wanting to be told. Why was it abandoned? What has happened to the building since it has been tossed aside? What secrets does it hide? I am sure these questions will not find their answers, but at least these August images unlocked my imagination and allowed for my own creativity to emerge around this forgotten sanctuary.

I have some more photos of this desecrated church, but it is late and I will have to post them another day. ~Paul W.

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Trust or Strategy

“Every relationship – husband and wife, parent and child, best friends, colleagues – is dependent on trust. It is not possible to have a relationship with someone you cannot trust. The only thing you can have with someone you can’t trust, is a strategy.” ~Sheri Dew

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The Holy War Continues

Definitely smack talk from us Y fans!

Most Recent Holy War Outcome
BYU 26
UoU 23 (OT)


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The Hardest Teacher

Le temps est un grand professeur, mais malheureusement il tue tous ses élèves (Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.)
~Hector Berlioz


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