Why was it done that way?

There is a video making the rounds on the internet (what video doesn’t?), the video is from the NBA all star game and it is an introduction for two of the celebrities’ in attendance at courtside (I want seats like that). In the video Machine Gun Kelly is introduced and then the announcer says “and his wife Megan Fox”. First of they are not married and second why does she need a qualifier and he does not? I wanted to embed this video but I thing because it is a Tik Tok video you will have to follow the link (posted below this paragraph).


Marriage is a wonderful institution and should be a partnership but far to often it is not. Society has evolved and grown and unfortunately it seems that marriage is still catching up. The first recorded marriage was 4000 years ago in Mesopotamia and seems like it was a way of preserving the power for a ruling family. The marriage would result in children and the power of the empire would stay within the family. Here is a pretty good article outlining the history of marriage. Marriage has evolved and changed over time, however when I and my wife were married the minister asked her to love and obey me her husband. Just typing that line right there leaves a bad taste in my mouth. This vow has left a bad taste in others mouths as well and many churches are avoiding the vow altogether. Me and Shanna try everyday to be equal partners and I don’t think either of us intends on commanding or obeying the other.

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Women and men truly are equal and neither women or men need qualifiers. Words are important and it is going to be really hard to change society if we continue to use unevolved and wrong words.

Squeeze it

No one dies from old age. There is a pretty interesting take on this idea that no one dies from old age in this article. The Live Science article is an interesting and short read and basically lets us know that everyone dies from injury or disease not old age. There is no expiration date or guarantee to a persons mortality.

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Thinking about how no one really dies from old age got me to thinking about an older news story about Google and the company Calico. Gizmodo broke the story in 2013 introducing the world to Calico. Calico is a company founded by Google with the mission to understand aging and life span. That’s a pretty big swing! Based on some of the drugs and publications from Calico it looks as if they are cracking this age thing.

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Calico has money, scientists, doctors, mathematicians all working on longevity. Me and probably everyone reading this do not share these resources so, what can we do if anything about aging and the injuries’ or diseases that come with it?

Obviously we can and should use the resources we have to reasonably protect ourselves and loved ones and then we should live the best life we can while we are on earth!

“Make the most of yourself–for that is all there is of you.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

— Maya Angelou

“How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to their minds the events of the whole day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day.”

— Anne Frank
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I am a huge sports fan and I truly enjoy watching basketball. In basketball there is a clock, the clock is counting down and when it reaches zero than the game is over. I see elite athletes and they understand that the real competition is not them versus the other competitor but them versus the clock. The elite athletes push themselves and their team to score as many points as they can in the time that they have. I think this is a great way to live life.

Life as well as you can as much as you can while you can.