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Why Are You Baptist? August 17, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Humor, Parenting/Children, Religion, Stupidity.

This morning, I was briefly pondering the question of “Why I am a Southern Baptist,” and the heritage I cannot escape (even if I wanted to). This pondering reminded me of an old joke.


A Southern Baptist was going door-to-door, doing a survey of church-going habits in a neighborhood. He came upon an older man in his yard, introduced himself, and briefly described what he was up to. (more…)

“Your $2 is on the table…” August 17, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Family, Food, Love, Parenting/Children.

For years, both of my sons have bought their lunch at school. This is in part due to their intolerance for a daily dose of peanut butter & jelly, but possibly due to laziness as well.


Lunches at the high school cost $1.85. For as long as I can remember, I’ve given both of the boys $2. (And as a result, I have been razzed by friends and family for “starving the boys.” The youngest, as of this writing, is about 5’11” and 220 lbs. Definitely malnourished.) (more…)

Questions of Faith August 15, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Astronomy, Education, Family, Learning, Love, Morality, Parenting/Children, Politics, Race and Prejudice, Religion, Religion, Philosophy, and Science, Science & Technology, Stupidity.

I have a few questions


  • Why is it that so many of us who are Christians… (more…)

See God… Then Brake August 15, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Cars, Friends, Fun, Religion, Travel.
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Sunday, my best friend (since childhood) went with me to watch the Meijer Indy 300 at the Kentucky Speedway (located in beautiful Sparta, KY). Prior to the race, he and I went souvenir shopping, and I found a t-shirt that many would say expresses my philosophy behind the wheel.


The races were exciting, the weather was hot (but beautiful), and I got to spend several hours talking with someone that I can reconnect with in five minutes, as if we’ve never been apart. Even better, our conversations allowed us to dive into some weighty issues, and I got to “see God” (in the mind and heart of my buddy) without having to tap the brake.

Less Than 7 Days… August 12, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Education, Family, Love, Parenting/Children.
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In less than seven days, my oldest son will be leaving for college. Suddenly, it seems like an incredibly short amount of time.


How will the experience change him? Perhaps just as important, how will he change those he meets? I know this: The young man who is leaving, is not the same young man who will return.

The former, I’m proud of already. The latter, I know I’ll be proud of when I meet him.