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04/07/10 02:39 - 54ºF - ID#51346

Phoenix




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03/12/10 08:31 - 47ºF - ID#51168

Art for Art's sake?



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01/03/10 04:59 - ID#50735

Cats in a bag

This gay/christian thing has been popping up around conversation lately. I've given a lot of thought to it.

I think the key sore point right now is that neither side feels like they are being treated fairly. The Christians feel they're cultural/religious beliefs are being desecrated. And the LBGT are feeling second class and discriminated against.

And right now it all comes down to marriage.

I'm going to express some sentiments neither side will feel entirely comfortable with, but compromise is getting what you mostly want to get something to work. And, hopefully work well.

First: marriage belongs to religion. It's religious based cultural rite. The only reason historically to get married was to be recognized as man and wife before God and community. This is before church and state were different entities. And before we had multicultural communities.

Second: as church and state should be separate, ecclesiastical leaders should not be able to officate for state unions. It's and archaic and majority-centered practice.

Following this, marriage and civil unions should be separate and belong to their respective groups. Meaning, all people who chose to get married have to also have a separate civil union before the state by a state appointed official. It also means any religious organization who marries same gender couples can, as well as the converse.

This would not rid us of bigots from either side; but, it can further highlight them for what they are. Optimistically, this would diminish their support and/or help them to rise above their myopic views.

My hope is that we can find a compromise that allows us to enjoy the relationships we already have as well as the ones we have yet to create.
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12/15/09 07:50 - ID#50570

Paranoid American




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04/11/09 03:09 - 38ºF - ID#48353

100 is a whole number.

My trip to Utah.


Friday night.

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Saturday

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Sunday

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Monday

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They say you can never go home, but you can go forward.

Dedicated to Tiny with much love.




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02/17/09 01:28 - 19ºF - ID#47770

There's still good out there.

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02/07/09 09:37 - 47ºF - ID#47674

He hit me

Love this song!



Cover by Grizzly Bear

Had to add one more: Knife


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02/02/09 04:40 - 32ºF - ID#47604

Be-lated post.

Check out my lil' bro's album!

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You can download it at Headphonica.net for free!


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12/02/08 02:11 - 31ºF - ID#46924

I'm just an accessory.

Here's the real reason we went to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving:

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My niece, Grace

On Black Friday we went to the mall for a few hours. Grace's parents wanted to shop together. Debony, her mom, is having another baby with my brother, Nephi. So she wanted some new bras for her enlarging milk factories. This meant we needed to entertain Grace.

So Grace and I hung out. We went to the Sanrio store.

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She's got good taste.

At Diesel she found a shoe she liked and replaced it with hers. Then we modeled for each other.

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She's four and she's a better model than me.

Later that night we went bowling. She was tired and didn't want to be put down. So we bowled together.

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Then she took pictures.

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She's also a better photographer than me.

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I think it's because she brings the fun out of people.

When it was all said and done she tells you who's her favorite.

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She's daddy's girl.



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11/30/08 10:59 - 35ºF - ID#46896

Turkey Lerky

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So I was in Las Vegas for Thanksgiving. Great. (read: Great period)
So much better than I expected. I mostly slept on the couch. I ate a lot of food. We watched movies, played Wii, RL bowled, ate out, went the the mall on the strip, walked the strip, enjoyed grandma's cooking, and got reacquainted with all my cousins. So it was great.


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