There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war.
‹George Washington›
Atlantis: the domain of the Stingray
author: Stingray
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Random Thoughts

27 June 2007

A family friend who went by the name "Uncle John" once told me that I should be journaling my thoughts and ideas. He had just discovered that I was entering the seminary. He said that it would be a good idea so that I could go back to it and find sermon ideas and illustrations. I supposed he's right.

Yeah...he's right, but not just for someone in the ministry or doing any kind of public speaking. It's a good idea for anyone who was to record their thoughts and idea, or anyone who has trouble remembering their thoughts or ideas.

One of the reasons I started doing this "blogging" was just that, to record some of my thoughts and ideas. Now, four years and two months after starting a blog, I FINALLY get to my first random thoughts post. That's not to say I haven't recorded thoughts before...just nothing this random or unrelated.

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My Interest is Re-Piqued

Formula 1 and Team McLaren

In high school, I developed an interest in auto racing, and this developed more in my college years. Now, in case you didn't know, I went to high school in the "deep south"—Augusta, GA. So, you're probably thinking I developed an interest in NASCAR (the premier sport of the south, it seems), and you would be wrong. And while its true I followed CART (the predecessor to IndyCar and Champ Car)—I do prefer open-wheeled racing—my real interest was with Formula 1.