We need to pull each other up, not put each other down.

It is interesting to me that these days we are all about putting each other down. Take a moment to search any news source on Twitter and watch the rabbit hole into which you will delve. People hating people and no end in site.  Politics is stuck. Neither side is budging. There is no compromise and there is no willingness to hear the other side.

One of our favorite phrases at home is, “Everybody is crazy except you and me. And sometimes I wonder about you.” This pretty much sums up how the world is today. I feel like we are acting like the guys in the game above. Doing whatever it takes to tear others down. My question is, “and then what?” Say you succeed? Say you tear everyone around you down? Then what?  I wish I had an answer for everyone.

The closest I can come is to think of a leadership exercise that I once went through.  The room was split into two groups.  Each group was given the same stack of Duplos and told to build the tallest free standing tower that they could.  The exercise was then timed.  Each group set out to try to use the pieces in innovative ways.  Could they balance the blocks on their end and get a lil more height as opposed to interlocking?  Could they build a strong base to get maximum height?  At the end, the judges reviewed both sculptures and concluded that both teams had lost.  Lost.  The instructions were to build the tallest tower that you could, period.  There was nothing else in the rules that said you only had to use your pieces and that you could not share, that you could not both mutually benefit.  It was a humbling, but important lesson.  I wish we could play this game with America.

 

Fat Bike Season is a comin’

I have seen better versions of this comparison, but here is a good one.  We need enough snow for this to be fun, but here’s hoping:

Wheels on the bus

This is video is bull.  We all know a cow would take a “Moo”-ving van.

(BTW: that is not his ear, and how does he pay for that phone?)

Udderly ridiculous

The wife did some “real” pickling this weekend to rescue some of our CSA crop of cucumbers.  That said, this looks just as easy and you can eat it within 2 hours.

Suddenly making me rethink the crockpot ham tonight.  As some people commented, you don’t have to become a vegan, and not all farms are run this way, but you should make some effort to know where your food comes from.

***WARNING*** Very graphic.  Hide the kiddos.