Thursday, February 28, 2013


I'm not Catholic.  I never pretended to be Catholic.  I'm Protestant.  Or to be more exact, I always felt more comfortable with Protestantism.  Or rather, Protestantism is about as comfortable than I'll ever be with Christianity.  I have a really huge problem with the Book of Revelations (In such a case that I always felt that it should've been left out).  My refusal to accept the Book of Revelations have always been a huge stumbling block for me.  And in addition, Catholicism is obsessed with rituals while Protestantism makes Christianity much more approachable to the average person.  But if I really had a choice in the matter, I'd feel most comfortable in a Jewish Synagogue.  Yet, I legally changed my name from Steven Harold Kaplan to Steven Post Hitchcock when I converted to Christianity on May 7, 1992.  How many Jewish Synagogues are there in Colmbus, Ohio anyway?  How many Jewish Synagogues are there in Cleveland, Ohio.  Oh yes, I sure picked the wrong state to continue being a Jew.  And there's no shortage of Christians (Mostly Protestants) seeking to convert the non-Christian.  Oh yes, I never had the chance when it came to Holy Baptism water. 
And as I'm lost in thought about religion, here are some photos of actress Shannyn Sossamon.


What can I say within the span of four minutes.  What can I write about within the span of four minutes.  Four minutes isn't a lot of time.  So I'll just type out the first thing that comes to mind and hope that what I write will be sufficient.  The clock is ticking.  The clock is moving forward.  The clock never moves backwards.  The clock never freezes in mid-motion.  Time keeps moving forward regardless of if the Gentle Reader and I is prepared for it or now.  Tick tock.  The clock moves forward.  And for those with an organized plan for the future, the continual march forward of time is of no consequences.  It's those who isn't prepared for the march forward of time who ends up getting screwed by their lack of preperation.  And I pray to GOD that I have a sufficient enough plan for the future so that I'm not screwed by my own actions and behavior.  So far, so good.  I'm in good shape so far and I hope to continue to be so in the years to come.
And as I'm lost in thought about clocks, here are some photos of actress Ming-Na Wen.


Well, the big moment is here.  The epic monumental event that changes everything that everybody has been waiting decades for the arrival of has arrived.  Yup, the Gentle Reader guessed it.  Pope Benedict XVI resigns from office today.  The fisherman rings that Pope Benedict XVI uses to sign documents will be destroyed (Since those rings can only be used once by only one Roman Catholic Pope maximum).  And while spending the rest of his life in a monistary, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will wear a simplified version of his Roman Catholic Pope uniform.  And for a revered religious (And political) position that dates back to the very first Roman Catholic Pope, Saint Peter the Apostal, the mere fact that Pope Benedict XVI is leaving office today as part of his resignation is nothing short of shocking.  He claims to be old, frail and lacking energy.  And a Cardinal within the Roman Catholic Church will be elected the new Pope of the Roman Catholic church.  Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI already stated that he'll obey the new incoming Pope of the Roman Catholic Church when he's elected into office by the College of Cardinals (All the Cardinals currently employed by the Roman Catholic Church is called the College of Cardinals).  And what does Emeritus mean.  Well, Emeretis is a fancy way of saying retired.  So starting tomorrow, it's Pope Retired Benedict XVI or Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.  It must be nice for Pope Emeritus XVI to have the capacity to walk away from a lifetime political position so easily and with so few consequences (Beyond having to still wear a Roman Catholic Pope uniform and living for the rest of his life locked up in a monistary with few opportunities for outside activities).

 A helicopter takes Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI away from Vatican City towards his Summer Vacation mansion for some rest and relaxation before his life in a monastery within Vatican City.  When you really think of it, the monastery where Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be spending the rest of his life inside is only down the street and around the corner from here he conducted his last order of business before his resignation took effect.  He only needed the Popemobile---Not a helicopter to make the trip.  Needing the helicopter rather than the Popemobile just to travel down the street and around the corner is overflowing with metaphors.  Since Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI can't ascend to heaven after his resignation takes effect today because he's sill alive, he'll need assistance from the Italian Government Air Force to climb towards heaven instead.

Starting tomorrow, the Roman Catholic Church isn't going to have a Pope running the day to day affairs for Vatican City in particular and the entire Catholic faith in general until the next College of Cardinals election for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's replacement.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


United States of America First Lady Michelle Obama looked at the children of today and realized that they weren't physically active enough.  So First Lady Michelle Obama set into motion a new program aimed at helping children enjoy exercise and physical activity called 'Let's Move Active Schools' to assist in that cause.  And First Lady Michelle Obama brought along some of the highly sought after professional athletes to join along with her campaign.  And off First Lady Michelle Obama went to her hometown of Chicago, Illinois to inspire physical activity in schools nationwide in the first of many lectures on the subject.
Ashton Eaton, Bo Jackson and First Lady Michelle Obama
 Bo Jackson and First Lady Michelle Obama
Jordin Sparks

 Gabrielle Douglas
 Gabrielle Douglas and First Lady Michelle Obama

 First Lady Michelle Obama helps children of all ages get more physically active