Thursday, April 4, 2013

Trying to Do This More

It's been a while since I posted a blog, and for that I'm sorry.  There are a lot of things to talk about in my life, and around the world to be honest.  I'll just hit them with bullet points.  People love bullet points.

Speaking of bullets, this whole gun control thing is getting out of hand.  Look, I truly believe that guns, WHEN IN THE WRONG HANDS, are dangerous items.  However, it seems as if every time something bad happens with a gun, the first thing lawmakers want to do take them out of the well behaved people's hands.  I truly believe that there should be SOME regulations on how people obtain guns.  I think a background check is just fine.  I think a mental evaluation of potential gun owners is quite alright.  I think if a person wants to own a gun, they should go through every possible test to get a hold of the gun.  I understand the right to bear arms.  I'm all for it.  However, there seems to be a rash of crimes and attacks that warrant a thorough evaluation of who gets a firearm.  I think it's fair.

I've tried to avoid talking about the whole gay marriage thing.  I go with God on this.  God says that if He's the center of your life, you know what He says about things.  My biggest issue is with those who are for traditional marriage.  I believe that there are a lot of traditional marriages that aren't nearly as God honoring as they think they are.  There are so many marriages that end because of infidelity, dishonesty, and just flat out boredom.  I believe that before anyone pipes in about what God honoring marriage should look like, they should make sure that their marriage is worthy of being called God honoring.  I truly believe that I should honor God with my life before telling others how to do the same.  That's all I'm saying.

My Insanity is going tremendous.  I was worried that my recent trip to South Carolina would ruin my progress.  My mom feeds me well.  We tend to get a lot of take out and stuff.  I did a good job of not overeating.  I'm proud of me for that.  I kept up with my workouts.  I even helped my sister and her boyfriend get started on their Insanity program.  Right now, I'm at 11 pounds lost, and I feel great.  They say this is "recovery week."  We'll see.  Everything ramps up with the "max" programs next week.  I get a little nervous when I see "max" on anything.

I don't know if all have you have heard the story of the Rutgers coach who was recently fired.  He was basically abusing his players.  He was throwing balls at players, hitting them, kicking them, pushing them, and calling them vile names.  He was just suspended in December for it.  First of all, parents trust these men/women with their kids' lives.  He broke that trust immensely.  The people above the coach broke that trust as well.  For this guy to flat out bully these kids because he knows they don't want to lose their scholarship.  Let's face it, being on the Rutgers basketball team usually means you weren't highly recruited by basketball powers.  So this is probably their only shot at playing Division 1 basketball.  So they're not going to leave anytime soon, which basically means they're going to have to take this abuse with little fight back.  I can tell you one thing, if any of my former players that I've coached or kids that I'll have in the future ever face this kind of abuse...yeah, bad things man, bad things.

This is Autism Awareness Month.  I want everyone to try to find out one thing about Autism that you didn't know.  I'm not saying you have to wave the banner for Autism or go on a crusade.  I'm just saying check out the facts.  See what it entails.  Maybe check out an Autism program or something.  Don't go out there with false bravado though.  People can read that easily.  And avoid prejudging.

Enjoy life people.  Smile at the silly things.  Fight for what you believe in.  Love your family.  Say hi to a stranger.  Avoid negative people.  Try to eat a little healthier.  Get fresh air whenever possible.  Count your blessings.  Be a friend.

Till the next time, people.

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