I do very little gaming (the gaming I do is with a console) and don't need the processing power to do video or image editing. Plus, except for one device, I can do everything in Linux I would normally do in Windows. That one device is the iPhone, and thankfully with AT&T coming out with Android phones, that might not be an issue much longer. Eh, what can I say, I'm a person who likes open-source.
When one's own attitude on courage is fixed in his heart, and when his resolution is devoid of doubt, then when the time comes he will of necessity be able to choose the right move. This will be manifested by one's conduct and speech according to the occasion. One's word is especially important. It is not for exposing the depths of one's heart. This is something that people will know by one's everyday affairs.
While on the surface, this election doesn't directly affect the United States, except maybe with a hung parliament in terms of economics and foreign policy. No, the bigger factor is how the Liberal Democrats do in this election. With the recent move by Charlie Crist to run as an independent candidate in the Florida senate election and the "Tea Party" seeming to cause a fracture in the Republican Party, a good showing by the Liberal Democrats might give things the push they need.
Oddly enough, I do not oppose prayer in schools. While our constitution was designed to keep the church from being run by the government, and the government from being run by the church, it still allowed one to freely practice ones religion. My issue is that the school prayer was done during time set aside for classes and study, while also using the school P.A. system. I feel that schools, especially public ones that receive funding from the state and federal government, should be neutral ground where children can be taught without any political or religious doctrine being foisted upon them. If these students wish to have a prayer group, then do it somewhere like the library or football field sometime right before or right after school.
Again, I restate: I do not oppose prayer in schools, but when a school is doing morning prayer during homeroom over the P.A. system, what does that tell the kids about the freedoms they are learning in that very same classroom?
Years ago I came to a decision that I could never be a good father, so I did not want to have children. Even my niece's comment doesn't make me regret it. What it does though is make clearer how I need to forge new relationships and work on existing ones. The folds in nicely with my post about gaining a new friend Monday. In my past, I embraced being a bit of a loner and social outcast. The present has given me opportunities to work on relationships of all levels, and with work and effort, the future will enrich me with friends and family.
No, I'll never be a good father. But I do plan on being a good uncle. Thanks for that bit of perspective Torrey.
We are still seeming to look at jobs in the 20th century perspective. We get out of college (if we went that route), find a job, and stay at said job for 20-30 years, then retire to the house you bought and see your children and grandchildren grow up. It's not that way now. Jobs seem to be more mobile and agile. To get a job and to get somewhere in it, we must adapt a bit of the gypsy in us. Travelling from place to place, seeking jobs in other states or even countries as technology and the needs of the consumer and industry change ever quickly.
With the exception of a few infrastructures (hospitals, fire/police, and grocery stores come to mind), I think the 21st century worker has to come to realize that whatever their place of residence was while they were growing up, it might become a place to visit rather than a place to stay.