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These are becoming my favorite genre of viral videos:

This is How I Feel Today

Posted: May 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

When the dust settles over the controversy of this one issue, my fear is that an entire generation will be lost because of examples like this from Pastor Charles Worley from the Providence Road Baptist Church:

I’m ‘again’t” it.

Sounds just like Jesus doesn’t it?  *sarcasm*

Now go and read this excellent blog post about the potential and cost of losing a generation over this one issue.

Last year a mama duck built a nest under a bush in an island in our parking lot.  We watched her for weeks sitting there on her eggs.  And then one day – she, and her ducklings – were gone.

This year the mama duck returned.  Yesterday I was leaving the office at 5:00 pm when I noticed movement on the blacktop of the parking lot.  I looked over and the mama duck was leading nine little ducklings through our parking lot, under our fence and off to new adventures.

Chad Newport & Wayne Karner who were working in the Pit came out to watch the show.  Our neighbor in the white house at the back of our property came out with her child.  My wife drove up just as they were leaving the property.  We all snapped photos with our cell phones.

I love nature.  It is delicious! 🙂

Honey Duck Recipe


  • 1 (4 pound) whole duck, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 orange, quartered
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup undiluted, thawed orange juice concentrate


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl mix together mix together the basil, ginger and salt and sprinkle mixture on inside and outside of duck. Stuff duck with orange quarters and lay in roaster. Add water.
  3. In a small saucepan combine the honey, butter, lemon juice and orange juice concentrate. Simmer together over low heat until syrupy; pour a little of the mixture over the duck, saving the rest for basting. Cover roaster.
  4. Bake/roast ducks in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Turn duck breast down, reduce heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and roast covered for another 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until very tender. If desired, turn duck breast up during last few minutes of cooking, to brown.

Then vs Now: How Things Have Changed from 1982 to 2012

After watching, you won’t forget.  And if you’re ever in East LA…you’ll want to play Caine’s Arcade.