Actually, most of the time it doesn’t go by slowly at all.
Last week I put in about 55 hours at my day job, after having shot a wedding the previous weekend. During the middle of the week my second nephew was born, and though I had more sleep than the rest of the family, there were a couple of nights where I only got a couple of hours. Thursday I went to a Tea Party rally where the vice president for research at the FED in Cleveland gave a speech, and I took notes (an article to follow!) and Saturday was filled with errands.
Yesterday however I did get some rest. After my wife and I woke up and had breakfast, she went to work and I took an hour to sit outside and drink my coffee and just enjoy the cool early autumn air. I reflected on life, the past week, and our plans for the future.
If the world doesn’t blow itself up by the end of the year, and this country doesn’t declare martial law and become a complete police state, I would like to have kids of my own. I now have two nephews, one from my sister and one now from my sister in law. Both boys are healthy and strong of mind. One is only 5 days old, and the other is 2 1/2 years old.
I get into battles on this blog, and I express my viewpoints so that there might be a future for them. It’s what any good uncle or citizen would do. I’m more afraid of them growing up into a life of servitude than the iron fist of the state coming after me.
If we (as a nation or as the world) can get through the next few months, and if we can begin getting back on track, I would like children of my own. Life is going well for my wife and I right now, but there will never be a perfect time to have kids. There will always be troubles in the world. My grandparents grew up during the second world war and witnessed bombs fall on their neighbors houses while Canterbury burned in the distance. My grandparents and their generation went through a lot growing up, and yet they turned out to be one of the strongest generations out there.
Time very rarely goes by slowly, but every once in a while you get to enjoy a few slow moments. Life speeds up as you go along so it’s important to enjoy it while it lasts!
Saint Valentine’s Day, often simply Valentine’s Day, is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentinus. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. It is celebrated in countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them.
The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“).
Modern Valentine’s Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
Today is valentines day, and for some it is a day that they would rather ignore. For others it is a day to celebrate with your significant other. Some love it, others loath it. I’ve heard it called a ‘hallmark holiday’ because of the cards bought for wives and girlfriends. Personally I find it more important to show your love to your significant other, by cooking them a meal, watching a movie together, or reading something loving to them. For me, I do not need to spend a lot of money, or shower my wife with gifts. She is most happy when I show her attention, and show that I love her. I think that most women would rather have attention than gifts. Those who are shallow expect gifts instead of ‘time together’. This is where the understanding of ‘quality’ comes into play. People of quality understand that it is not the objects that should be desired, but time and knowledge. And with that, I will leave this post today, since you should get back to spending time with your significant other. And for those who are single; don’t worry, there really is someone out there for everyone. Just keep doing the things you love, and eventually that special person will come along. Live happy and love life. And Happy Valentines Day.
To explain the meaning behind the blog:
From the Latin ‘uber verum-i’ which translates to ‘Abundant Truth’. I seek to unravel today’s mysteries, using all the modern technology of the internet to find the truth and goodness in the world. Uber verum-i literally means an abundance of truth, and I seek to show you as much information as I can.
Time Saving Truth from Falsehood and Envy, François Lemoyne, 1737
Truth has a variety of meanings, such as the state of being in accord with fact or reality. It can also mean having fidelity to an original or to a standard or ideal. In a common usage, it also means constancy or sincerity in action or character. The direct opposite of truth is falsehood, which can correspondingly take logical, factual or ethical meanings.
However, language and words are essentially “tools” by which humans convey information to one another. As such, “truth” must have a beneficial use in order to be retained within language. Defining this potency and applicability can be looked upon as “criteria”, and the method used to recognize a “truth” is termed a criterion of truth. Since there is no single accepted criterion, they can all be considered “theories”.
Various theories and views of truth continue to be debated among scholars and philosophers. There are differing claims on such questions as what constitutes truth; what things are truthbearers capable of being true or false; how to define and identify truth; the roles that revealed and acquired knowledge play; and whether truth is subjective or objective, relative or absolute.
My goal is to seek the truth, and to show an abundance of information to support the theory. In a world filled with falsehoods and misinformation, it is always important to seek the truth, and to find an abundance of information to support it. If you cannot find enough information, maybe you need to dig deeper, or perhaps the truth presents a different meaning. Often you end up finding out that the opposite is true of where you started out. Are you prepared to accept that many of the truths you currently believe in are false?