If you want my vote…….

If you want my vote, say that you support or work will for a majority of these items:

  • Fulfill your voting obligation
  • Follow the constitution
  • Vote for balanced budgets only, strive to operate in the black to pay off debt
  • I will not hold it against you if you don’t bring any earmarks “home”.  I would prefer that you vote to stop the earmark process all together
  • Never, ever vote to spend money on a new initiative without cutting another area to pay for it
  • Reform tax code, reduce tax levels across the board, and reduce regulations
  • Strive to reduce entitlements and stop corporate welfare
  • Stand up for checks & balances….I don’t expect the president to do it alone….I don’t want the president doing it alone
  • Work to protect individual rights, including the unborn.  Abortion is murder.
  • Support school choice…..don’t restrict school choice/take money from teacher unions….then send your kids to private school
  • Support a reduction/stop in the drug war
  • Support non-interventionism
  • Push for FED transparency…pushing for abolishment would be better

If you say you support a majority of these, I will vote for you.  If your voting record strays from what you say, I will not vote for you the next time.

I would like to hear what your hot button issues are, and what’s important to you.  Take care.

Happy 2nd Birthday to my wonderful son Sawyer!

Sawyer one day oldSawyer 2 years old

Today my sweet Sawyer turns two,

There is so much I hope for you,

To be healthy, wealthy, and wise,

To be a success through your own eyes,


Spending time with you,

Is just what this daddy loves to do,

Saying good morning and good night,

Makes every day seem just right,


Watching Ryan and you growing as brothers,

Never is one day like another,

Playing, laughing, learning, fighting,

Gives great memories for telling and writing,


I can’t wait to see you blow out the birthday cake,

Oh, what a smile you will make,

I pray this is one of many more,

For a son I truly adore.


Love you little buddy.


Please share your birthday memories!  Thanks.


Those Old Wives are pretty smart…..



I get sore throats seemingly for one of two reasons:  I eat a lot of chocolate (what is a lot chocolate, I’m not sure) or the weather is changing temperature and air pressure.  Weather is always changing, but this time it has been in the 50’s at night and 80’s during the day.


I woke up the last two mornings, but particularly this morning, with a very sore throat from the dreaded PND (post-nasal drip).  Even now, I can feel the mucous draining from my nose down my throat (if you are eating and this is gross, I apologize).


In some discomfort, I turned to my tried and true method of sucking on a lemon slice.  I crammed a lemon slice in my mouth and sucked on it while I wrote this blog post and took the dogs for a walk.  Wonder of wonders…the pain went away dramatically and the mucous was easily to expel (hocking loogys).  This article explains why.


I heard about this remedy not from an old wife (I would caution about ever calling a woman old, by the way, especially if she appears over 30).  My great friend Bill Coersmeyer discussed this remedy during a high school choir practice.  Bill has a wonderful singing voice, but he was getting a sore throat and losing his voice.  He sucked on some lemon slices, and was ready to go for the show.  I have always remembered this and used this remedy time and time again.  I have passed this nugget on to countless people who had sore throats.


Clearly, Bill was not an “old wife” at the time, nor is he today.  He may have gotten the tip from his lovely mother, who is a tremendous singer and clearly had some previous experience.  Where she got the trip….I don’t know.


There are dozens and dozens of these old wives’ tales…..of course there are multiple lists on the internet, here is one that is very detailed.


Next step, trying the old wife tale of using honey water to help with the sore throat…that sounds tasty.


What are your favorite “Old Wive’s tales”?  Drop me a note using the comment form.  Have a great day!