Saturday, December 22, 2007


The supreme court is said to have ruled that there cannot be a nativity scene in Washington DC this Christmas. This isn't for any religious or constitutional reason at all. They simply have not been able to find three wise men and a virgin in the nation's capital. However, there was no problem finding enough asses to fill the stable.

(The preceding was a parody. There has been no such ruling......yet. Merry Christmas.)

Friday, December 21, 2007

The first official post

Hello again. My first official post. Let me share a little about myself.

My name is Bob. I live in Rantoul, IL with my dear wife Ingrid and our two pets, 9 year old Lily the tabby cat, and 1 year old Bobo, our miniature Smith Dachshund. My wife and I have been married for just over nine years, having met at church. No, really. I might get into that later. Ingrid is a certified nurse assistant, working for an agency which provides home health care to those who require such assistance. For twenty years, I worked at a local factory manufacturing automotive part, until the plant closed on 31 August. Since that time, I had been staying home, collecting jobless benefits while looking for other work. Last week I joined Manpower, and was placed at a document processing facility. When the factory closed, I was earning $13.75 per hour. In my current assignment, I am earning the IL minimum wage, $7.50 per hour. It's humbling, to say the least. But God is good.....all the time.

We are actively involved in our church, Bible Baptist of Rantoul. I serve as worship leader and bulletin preparer, Ingrid is the nursery coordinator, and we both serve as leaders in AWANA.

On this blog, I hope to not only comment about things that are happening, but also to explore ideas about many different topics. I am not a writer by trade, nor do I have a college degree. Big deal. I am more interested in recording my thoughts, and questions, and responses about many things. I hope you'll come along for the ride. Thanks for reading, and Merry Christmas to you all. May God's blessings be upon you in 2008 and beyond.

Hello and Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my blog, Life and Other Distractions. This is basically a test post, but thanks for coming by. I will have more to say in the coming days. Stay tuned!.