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Just one Guy's personal blog of thoughts & sense--common, non, and otherwise--of the world in which we live.

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Location: Nipomo, Central Coast, California, United States

I also blog over at Nipomo News, Messenger and Advocate and Bloggernacle Times

Monday, May 23, 2005

"Praise To The Man . . .

who communed with Jehovah. Jesus anointed that Prophet and Seer." So begins the Hymn revered by Mormons the world over. This year it takes on a special significance as The Church and world commemorate Brother Joseph’s 200th birthday.

The Church, is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brother Joseph is the Prophet Joseph Smith, ordained by Christ Himself to open this last dispensation, some 175 years ago.

In September 1823, Brother Joseph was but an obscure, young, and uneducated farm boy, one of eleven siblings of Joseph Smith, Sr., and Lucy Mack Smith; however, on the evening of September 23, 1823, a resurrected being, Moroni, appeared to the boy Joseph prophesying that God had a great work for Joseph, and that within a short time, Brother Joseph’s name would be known the world over both for good and evil.

This was nothing short of remarkable given Brother Joseph’s stature at the time; however, in this day and age we see the prophecy having been literally fulfilled. (More to come . . .)

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Simon--Garfunkel's Brother

Well, make that half brother. Simon is our newest addition. He is a West Highland White Terrier. We brought Simon home last Wednesday, May 11, 2005, all the way from Phoenix, AZ. He was born February 25, 2005 at Sundust Westies. This brings our total Westie count to two, with Simon, and his brother Garfunkel. We got Garfunkel from the same breeder back in June 2001. They are getting along great, and Simon has grown and matured significantly in the last week we have had him. I'll have to get some photos of the brothers together . . . perhaps even in concert.

Guy's Goulash

We'll it's not really mine. I just appropriated the recepie from one of my dutch oven cook books. This was at our annual Father's and Son's outing, last weekend May 13, 2005. This is one of the dishes I made, along with a chocolate cake, which turned out pretty good. We had lots of food, more than we probably needed. Needless to say, no one went away hungry. I'm new to DO cooking, but I like it, and I'm hopefully getting just a bit better at it each time. We've cooked this dish a few times at scout campouts, and the scouts like it. I still need to work on getting the biscuits on the top to get done just a bit more on the inside, and it will be pretty close to perfect.