Bag of Randomness for Thursday, March 15, 2018

  • As I stated earlier this week, the kids are visiting their grandparents in East Texas. It’s nice to see them off their tablets and away from the television and doing stuff outside. This is a picture of them fishing for the first time in their life, being taught by their grandfather and some property they own at what they call “the river bottom”. I believe that’s the Sabine River.
  • The NFL Draft will be held from April 26 to 28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. It would be beyond hilarious if we get a final winter storm of historic proportions that weekend.
  • I’m not a fan of the idea that every child should get a trophy type of thing. Well, maybe not that, but more like all award ribbons should be the same color type of stuff. That came to mind listening to a podcast that mentioned instead of giving a child an “F” for a failing grade, you give them a “Not Yet”. There’s something appealing to that. An “F” kinda feels final, but a “Not Yet” gives the kids something to shoot for, to continue on.
  • Hutchins BBQ will be on the Food Network this Saturday at 2:oo PM.
  • I’m getting to the point in which I think just about any tradition is stupid. So many of them are nothing but false idols. Some folks think the world is going to end if something isn’t done correctly or continually. So when I see something that I know will annoy traditionalist, I start to giggle. Baseball traditionalist are some of the most sensitive folks – Minor league baseball to begin extra innings with a runner on second
  • The Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball will be playing in the tournament and during a news conference yesterday was asked, “What does the ‘F’ in Stephen F. Austin stand for?” None of them knew. Understandable, but funny. I guarantee you if I walk around the Hardin-Simmons campus not one student could tell my what the “-” stood for.
  • I can’t find it, but I thought another university’s female equestrian team reported a sexual assault recently. Yesterday, an incident with Baylor’s equestrian team was reportedThree Baylor football players have been suspended from the team because of allegations of sexual assault involving football players and female members of the university’s equestrian team, a university official confirmed to ESPN.
  • The reason this guy received a message from the future was that he lived in a different time zone.
  • There are some Christians who are very defensive about their faith, especially when science is involved, especially about the origin or creation of the universe. Some of those Christians I should unfollow on Twitter as all they did was make snide remarks about Stephen Hawkin going to Hell and finding out how the universe was really made. Grace and compassion, I miss it.
  • A friend emailed me and used the word “dysgraphia”. It’s a learning disability that involves difficulty in writing.
  • GIF – A dog walking a horse should make you smile.
  • The Trump bothers have changed a lot.
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, March 15, 2018

  1. Garry says:

    The F is for Fuller. I’ve often thought of opening a bar in Nacogdoches called “Fuller’s.”

  2. Ben W. says:

    “The Trump BOTHERS” – this may be the best typo you’ve ever written.

    I saw some of the “I guess Hawking knows about God now” mess yesterday, too. How someone can have their mind set with such absolute certainty in what happens after death astounds me. Also, how do they know he didn’t experience a deathbed conversion? (These would be the same people, I’m guessing, that say we can’t question our president’s faith. These would also be the same people, I’m guessing, that spent 8 years saying our president was a secret Muslim.) It seems that “grace” and “compassion” are concepts which today’s more vocal American “Christians” talk about in church, but don’t practice in the real world.

    I think the uproar over the baseball rule changes are not so much a tradition-based argument (at least not that I’ve seen), but more of a “how in the world do you reconcile stats” argument. Rules change in sports (see, for example, what constitutes a “catch” in the NFL), but this really creates problems for statistical comparisons. And boy, if anybody loves stats, it’s a baseball fan.

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