Thursday, December 28, 2006

A Time To Grieve

Hollywood is gonna love this. They keep saying that it's not the right time to make Ford's passing political, yet they're all doing it anyway. Very subtle. Ford on the war in Iraq.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Fatherhood (revisited)

So Mason is a week old as of 4:30 this morning. A month ago I would have guessed that I would be a wreck by now trying to grasp all that it takes to care for an infant, but honestly it's not that bad... check that, it's not bad at all. I've learned how to recognize what he needs and although mom is a lot better at it than me, I can usually provide some comfort. I can't do any wicked awesome aerobatics with him yet, but I'm pretty good at holding him. Diaper changing is cumbersome as expected, but it's really not that bad (at the moment). I keep wondering if he knows me yet, if his little brain has processed that I'm someone important to him. I've read parts of one book that claims that a baby that young is completely clueless about anything other than the need to eat and poop. Well, I'm just not sure that I can buy that, not that I know anything about neurology or infant psychology (if there is such a thing). All I know is that sometimes when he wakes up and manages to open his eyes and look at me or his mom, he often cracks a smile. Maybe he's smiling to let out some gas like his dad, or maybe he DOES know that we love him. Either way, I'd have to say that it makes me smile!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Grumblings From A Fan

Why? Why would the Astros follow up one dumb move (loosing Pettite to the Yanks) with another? Probably a dumb question at this point, especially for Houstonians. It seems as though fans are growing used to sad personnel choices these past few years from Houston teams (a la, No thanks Vince, or Reggie, we'll stick with David). Yeah, that's really working out - sorry Texans fans. Willie Taveras, a bright ,fast, young, talented ball player, was traded to the Rockies for mediocre pitching. It's just sports, I know. But still, its my team, its who I root for, and it still gets me down. I'll miss ya Willie.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Sad day at Sam

The following is a news article from the Sam Houston State University's web site. I'm sad for her parents and family and friends.