Some ruminating about why I started this blog

Over the years, I have been less then perfect about keeping up with people. I am very now oriented, and seem to have a hard time remembering to keep in touch with friends and family from long ago or far away.

I have never liked this about my self, and have often wished that I could do something about it. I have tried several times, setting up mailing lists and other thing-a-ma-jiggers, however for whatever reason, they never flew.

So, here is my spot in cyberspace. Ya’ll can drop on by and check up on me when ever you want. Please feel free to comment on things that I say. I crave feedback.

On April 17th, 2004 I married Shela. I made a slide show of some of the digital pictures from before, during and after the wedding. You can view it here!. Some of the family has already seen it, but here it is in all of its glory for all of you.

Quite honestly, Shela and I met during the end of a very dark time in my life. I had just ended a 10-year relationship and marriage on less then friendly terms, and was also reeling from a very hard breakup with some one that was very close to me. She was not ready for a committed relationship, but then again neither was I. I really hope that all of my ex’s can find real, deep happiness. That is all that I have really ever wanted for them and me. I think that I have gotten there now and I hope that their journeys there are as swift as possible.

Shela was like a ray of sunlight at the end of a long tunnel. When I met her, my whole life was starting on an upswing, and she helped me out so much. Her bubbly personality was, and is, just what I need. She also is just as stubborn as I am. We butt heads every once in a while, but that is just part of life. We are both strong personalities, and quite honestly, I would not have it any other way.

Just about 11 weeks ago, Shela and I made a little Shela and Dukk. Now, a lot of you know me from my ‘No Kids, Never No How’ phase. Gladly (since one is on the way) I am actually looking forward to this. I think that it is going to be a rewarding experience.

The pregnancy has been hard on Shela so far, she was on an IV at home for about 3 weeks. Happily, she is back at work now, and glad to be off the couch!


Political Tests and scores

I guess that this is the day to take political tests…

The thing to be aware of (as I am sure that you are) is that the questions tend to corral you into the responses that the askers want.

Just remember – Semper Discordia!

Took the Worlds Smallest Political Quiz

The red dot on the Chart shows where I fit on the political map.

Just found this political test.. It scored me vs the Catholic Bishops, Bush and Kerry. The higher percentage equates to more agreement on this issue.

Here is my score:

Bishops -18%
Bush 9%
Kerry -27%

Protecting Human Life
Bishops -25%
Bush -25%
Kerry 50%

Promoting Family Life
Bishops -100%
Bush -100%
Kerry -100%

Pursuing Social Justice
Bishops 0%
Bush 45%
Kerry -70%

Pursuing Global Solidarity
Bishops 0%
Bush 100%
Kerry -50%

Wow. Some of those questions and category’s are really… um… biased. But what did I expect? Everyone has their axe to grind.