Archive - 2008
Here are some videos I watched tonight. The first two are of Palin as governor speaking in the church where she grew up. I guess these are supposed to be to Palin what the Jeremiah Wright videos were to Obama? I've seen the Jeremiah Wright videos. These are no Jeremiah Wright videos. There is some interesting stuff here though - references to the U.S. military being sent according to Bush's plan that (hopefully) is God's will too, God also willing some companies to get coordinated to build an oil pipeline, Alaska as a place were hundreds of thousands of us are going to take refuge in the last days, etc:
In that last video Palin makes a reference to not being freaked out by spirited worship assemblies after growing up at the Wasilla Assembly of God. Here is a brief clip of Wasilla that some folks find peculiar (link). Even though the churches I grew up in are nothing like this, this hardly freaks me out - though I can understand how all of this must seem a bit strange to non-religious folk.
My favorite passage from McCainâ€™s acceptance speech:
Finally, a word to senator Obama and his supporters...You have my respect and admiration. Despite our differences, much more unites us than divides us. We are fellow Americans, and that's an association that means more to me than any other.
I hope last nightâ€™s speakers were paying attention.
On Saturday morning of our Petoskey camping trip, I did my 8-mile run (to Bob-In Again, didn't stop for frozen custard this time) while everyone else went to the beach. Shortly after I got back from the run there was another major thunderstorm. By that point, we were all considering packing up camp and heading home to get out of the rain. The Moore and Wanous families decided to take refuge at a Chinese restaurant for lunch. Afterwards the weather had improved enough that we reconsidered our plans to head home. The Somasi were done, though, and headed home...but not before joining us for a round of miniature golf. Later in the afternoon we headed back to the beach to enjoy another period of sunny weather.
Here's a blast from the past video of several of us playing basketball (presumably in Nashville) in late May 1997. It features Jayson Rawley, James Lashlee, Bill Alderson, David Wade, Peyton Crump, Prentice Cotham, Amy Queen, and me playing ball. Laura and Matt Sullivan and Scott Allen also appear. Lisa is the cameragal. I can't remember why all those folks were in Nashville at the same time (this was several weeks after Laura's graduation).
Sun Aug 31
Jonathan ran 3 miles today, now sitting on the beach.
Sat Aug 30
Jonathan ran 9 miles today with Kevin and Allison.
Fri Aug 29
Jonathan New blog post: Palin: When thinking about this election cycle several years ago, I fantasi.. http://jonmower.com/palin
Thu Aug 28
Jonathan 4 miles today.
Wed Aug 27
Tue Aug 26
Jonathan 4 miles today. I getting tired of running.
Jonathan â€œthings are messed up when an abortion is $500 and an adoption is $25,000 - Cameron Strang, founder and editor of Relevant magazine.
Mon Aug 25
Sat Aug 23
Jonathan swam in Lake Michigan this afternoon after a kids vs parents beach football game.
Jonathan at The Original Adventure Golf.
Jonathan about 8 miles with a few rain drops.
Fri Aug 22
Jonathan cleaning marshmallow off of my fingers.
Jonathan frozen custard at The Bob-In Again along the bike trail.
Jonathan seeking shelter from a thunderstorm.
Jonathan eating pistachios while kids play on a school playground.
Jonathan concert in the park after a bike ride.
Jonathan ran 5 miles yesterday and slept in a tent last night.
Thu Aug 21
Wed Aug 20
Jonathan 4+ miles yesterday.
Jonathan hungry but going to bed.
Jonathan New blog post: Fantasy Football Draft: We had our fantasy football draft tonight. Th.. http://tinyurl.com/59w38t.
Jonathan New blog post: Pamphlets: A few weeks back Elliot and some friends were making pamphlets.&.. http://tinyurl.com/5bbm23.
Tue Aug 19
Jonathan New blog post: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone the film: The weekend before l.. http://tinyurl.com/69ktqs.
Mon Aug 18
Sun Aug 17
Jonathan 3 miles today.
Jonathan playing badminton, telling the kids that our family only plays goodminton.
Jonathan New blog post: The Clone Wars: Yesterday the boys and I went with Grandpa B and Coby to s.. http://tinyurl.com/57aolj.
Sat Aug 16
Jonathan ran 7+ miles today with my sister-in-law while Lisa biked about 17.
Jonathan in the theater with the boys to see Star Wars.
Jonathan Lisaâ€™s dream has turned into a nightmareâ€¦30 days of Coldplay on XM has turned into Metallica.
Fri Aug 15
Jonathan must be having an emotional day...already brought to tears twice by This American Life.
Thu Aug 14
Jonathan I keep telling myself I'm going to stop drinking diet Dr. Pepper but nearly every day I walk down to the vending machine.
Jonathan ran another 4 miles today.
Wed Aug 13
Tue Aug 12
Jonathan 4 miles today.
Mon Aug 11
Sun Aug 10
Jonathan ran 3 miles today.
Sat Aug 9
Jonathan love the running clothes Lisa gave me for my birthday.
Jonathan ran 7 miles today.
Fri Aug 8
Thu Aug 7
Jonathan 4 more miles today.
Wed Aug 6
Tue Aug 5
Jonathan ran 4 miles today.
Mon Aug 4
Jonathan 3 miles yesterday.
Sun Aug 3
Sat Aug 2
Jonathan another 7 miles today.
Fri Aug 1
Jonathan ran 3 miles today.