Sunday, May 19, 2013
People who follow this blog understands that I have found the love of my life and have lived happily ever after BUT the love of my life also came with a couple of extras "problems". Judy, the love of my life, was a widow with two daughters when I met her. Ok, anyone who has a "blended" family will get that I was not in a good position. There is NO way that a guy can live up to the image that a girl has of her father who has died.
I will have to say at this point that Jimmy (the girls father) was a great guy. He did have problems, he could not walk on water, he never did bring down the Berlin wall all by himself nor was he ever an opening act for Bruce Springsteen but he did help raise two great girls. His girls turned out all right, scholarships to great schools, jobs (Ari, because she has graduated) and simply nice kids.
Now I know you are wondering where the nasty evil part comes into the story. Ari and Heather are great to have as family to the point that I am thankful that Alexis (my biological daughter) has them as sisters. Here is the problem with these girls...... ok, I cannot come up with anything but if I could it would have to do with monkeys and bacon simply because those are funny things.
By the way, if you think Howard Stern is one of my daughters then you are sicker then I am.
I want to thank my entire family, Judy, Ari, Heather and Alexis for making my family complete..... Thanks.
Posted by mrh at 5:13 PM
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Today I am commemorating a woman who was grand. I totally get that only people who actually know me will understand what this blog entry is really about. My Grand Mother died a few days ago.......
I could not go to her funeral so many miles away but we are going to celebrate her life this evening in New England, she lived in Oklahoma. There will be no tears, there will be no sniffles there will be nothing like that at all. We are going to celebrate her life, her love and know she has simply moved on.
Annette Burgess (my grandmother) over the last few years, seriously only wanted me to know one thing, I am Swedish! Yep, the same folk who killed and maimed the entire known world a thousand plus years ago but I am still a proud decedent of the Vikings.
Tonight I will respectfully acknowledge her life, I will remember her name and I will know that she is in Valhalla (she was a TRUE Christian so Heaven). I am so thankful that she "pushed" me into being proud of my heritage, even though others in the world consider me and my people blue eyed devils. I am thankful that she was a woman of convictions who taught her daughters (my mother and aunt) the values needed in life.
I am so pleased that she taught me that being Swedish and a Viking was something good...... tonight my Dear Grandmother, I will promise to carry on the tradition of who we are.
I miss you but I also know that we shall be feasting together soon enough........
Posted by mrh at 1:20 PM
Saturday, December 15, 2012
There will always be crazy people that do things that the rest of civilized society simply does not get. It is human nature to try and make order of chaos so we grasp onto our beliefs, ideas and religion and run with it like an Inca trying to make sense of all the white guys that showed up on big boats.
I am NOT saying that these things did not help push the crazy man over the edge but it is time to be honest, none of these things MADE him do it. We take our preconceived ideas of the way the world runs or should run and then insert our beliefs into everything that does not make sense.
This is a small list of things people tend to blame for what they do not understand.
1) Guns did not make the guy a killer, they were simply a tool.
2) Video games did not make the guy a killer, people have played army, cowboy and Indians and other violent games for eons.
3) Music did not make the guy a killer. Listening to Elton John will not make you gay, listening to Snoop Dog (I know he changed his stage name) will not make you black and listening to Goth will not make you a killer.
4) TV did not make the guy a killer. Not one show on American TV simply hypnotizes you into becoming a killer.
5) The lack of Prayer in school did not make him a killer. There are people who lived in hard core atheistically inclined countries where it was wrong to pray, not just in school but anywhere that never did became killers.
6) Discrimination did not make him a killer. ALL people are discriminated against yet all people do not snap.
7) Hollywood did not make him a killer. Movies have been blamed
8) The news media did not make him do it.
9) Obama, Bush or any other politician did not make him do it. You may HATE the politics of someone but they do NOT have super powers to make people go off and kill children.
10) Gay people did not make him do it. Everyone has an opinion on LGBT people but they do NOT make you a killer of children.
I totally understand that some of these things can push a mentally unstable person over the edge but they are not the root cause of the evil committed. Bad exists in the world and there will always be bad people. Lets not try and blame one thing that fits our beliefs for everything and simply understand that evil exists.
Lets be careful not to start banning everything we do not agree with. As soon as we allow banning to begin then what you hold dearest will be what is banned next.
Posted by mrh at 3:55 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Everyone talks about picking friends and say you cannot pick your family but that is simply wrong. There are people who legally are family but I honestly do no care for or care about. I am not going to trash people so this blog is simply about love and what it means.
I am a married guy, thus the name for this blog, and I married a woman who is a widow. To get the "fluff" out of the way I love my wife and her biological daughters are my daughters as well. My biological daughter is hers as well, no doubt about it, daughter of hers and all three girls are honest sisters.
This rant is simply about a conversation that I had with my wife this evening. I had a brother who died in a car accident when I was a teenager. It was horrible, it hurt and while I had friends who tried to comfort me it did not help much. There is nobody that can step in and make things better even though many tried. I am thankful for all who tried but it did not make the pain any easier.
This is where it gets interesting to me, I have a TON of aunts and uncles which also means a bazzillion cousins. When I went to the hospital when my brother was there I had an Aunt show up who was there for my younger brother and I.
Lets add a bit to the story here. My Uncle had divorced her previously ( I do NOT care about the details ) but she came because she was family. It had nothing to do with ill feelings or longings for my Uncle but simply that she was an important part of my dying brothers life and my younger brother's and my life as well.
After many years I am so thankful that she understood that you do pick your family. I know it must have been hard for her to show up with so many people who knew she had divorced but my AUNT did so and I am so glad she did.
Posted by mrh at 4:55 PM
Sunday, November 25, 2012
It has been a while since I have posted on this blog, I do appreciate the hundreds of readers each week that is still reading the old stuff but it it time to get back to a married guys thoughts of what is happening.
Judy is not only a great wife but she is also the dream woman that I thought about even as a teenager, come on guys you know what I am talking about. The thing about the love of my life is that she came with the proverbial baggage that so many women (and I assume men) talk, gripe and complain about. How in the world could the love of my life, a widow, come with not just one but TWO children. We are not talking about toddler and a new born but two WOMEN that were fully grown and already had minds of their own.
Ok, I have many readers that already know that I am one of those "evil" right wing conservatives. I am not one of those wackos that hate Jews or Europeans (I will leave that to those on the wacky left) but the love of my life and her daughters are solidly Massachusetts girls. Should I try to change them? Should I try and explain to them how they are now worshiping Satan? Should I now plot and plan on how to move them all to Greece so they could experience the wonders of Socialism or should I accept who they are and love them no matter what?
Here are the facts, you know the time where I tell the truth with no holds barred. I love my daughters and the love me, just do no not ask them because they will dance like banshees around the question. My biological daughter loves them and my "non" biological daughters love her.
When it comes down to the facts of life........ how could a guy be upset with to fabulous women who accepts him and his daughter as family be a bad thing........ go ahead DM try me. :)
Posted by mrh at 5:48 PM
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Bill Buxton was a man who always had a way of seeing “memory images”, as he called them. He would “catch a glimpse” of things that had happened years ago. His family knew of this ability, but did not know of his capability to see into the future. “The Dupe”, one of the stories in this book, will allow the reader to see that capacity first hand.
These stories have minimal editing because we simply wanted Bill to be able to tell his visions and he is no longer with us to help in the process. There are 3 short stories in the book and each is fascinating but the last one is the one that sends chills up so many peoples spines.
The book can be found here for only $2.99 .... Watch Out For The Bicycles
Posted by mrh at 11:34 AM
Monday, July 30, 2012
Welcome to the great state of Massachusetts, home of witch trials, drunk Kennedys and mutant creatures that sound like something straight out of The Simpsons. The photo above is of a 3 eyed fish from Argentina (something about a power plant fits into the story) I used the photo of the fish because quite simply I never took any pictures of my mutant crabs.
There were several of us that headed to a beach in Salem not to far from a power plant. The government promises that the water is safe to swim in, catch fish and simply hang out on the beach. We decided to catch a few of the crab around and then let them go, we flipped rocks over and waded through the water and caught tons of them.
The thing that started bothering us were the strange colors that they all were. They came in every color of the rainbow and a few even sported a few extra legs and such. Now I know the color of crabs and even know the number of legs they are supposed to have and these things honestly were freaks. I thought it was kind of funny and just assumed they were an inbred family of shellfish but Judy pointed out how close the power plant was.
I love living here and now that I know that Massachusetts is as cool as The Simpsons and Argentina I am even prouder then ever for choosing to move here.
Posted by mrh at 1:05 PM