Category Archives: Ponderings

Happenings... or not.

I've been sick for the last two days. Today makes day three. I'm not sure what's up. It's not the flu, unless it's a new one that doesn't cause vomitting and other bodily explosions. I've just been stupidly lethargic, achey, and tired. I've been resting on the couch and in bed for the last couple of days. And in between the sleeps I've been watching a little Netflix, dozing while whatever is playing. I'm feeling a little better today. Hopefully whatever I have is on it's way out.

And as always, I'm behind on reading blogs. Well, some blogs. Like 700+ posts behind. I'm attempting to play catch up, but that seems to be a failing venture for me these day. As such, I decided to just mark everything written before January 1 this year as "read". Hopefull I haven't missed something super important in the people I follow's lives.

And then there's the complete lack of blogging myself. At least "real" blogging. Sure, pictures get cross-posted from Instagram, and the occassional status update from Facebook does as well. But that's not really blogging in my mind. Then again, this whole blog for me was more just a record/diary of my thoughts more than as a way to express myself. And maybe I do that better with the occassional picture. But I need to get better on posting my actual thoughts. Something I haven't done in a while. I keep trying to find my "angle" on life. Or at least how I view things. I wouldn't say I live a monotonous life, but I am a man of repitition. Probably enough so that many would find it monotonous.

Anywho... I'm still alive, I'm behind, and that seems to be life these days.

Until next time...
Erik

Disappointment.

Oh city of Fayetteville. I just don't understand you.

The city that the Husbear and I got married in this May, a city less than 30 miles from us, has just repealed a civil rights ordinance that would help protect LGBT citizens. The ordinance would have prohibited local businesses and entities from discriminating against employees and customers based on gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion and other factors. The City Council of Fayetteville passed the ordinance in August, but several groups opposed it and gathered enough signatures to force a special election today.

Those in favor of repeal got 52% of the vote with 7,523 ballots cast. Those in favor of keeping the ordinance got 48% of the vote with 7,040 ballots cast. I'm disappointed that so few people voted--only about 29% of the registered voters of Fayetteville. Had this not been a special election, I am inclined to think the repeal would not have happened as more people would have, in theory, voted. Even with the small turnout, I am surprised at how close the vote was.

But with backers like many of the churches in the area (politics from the pulpit, what?!) and the Duggar family, I can honestly say I'm not surprised at all that the repeal happened.

I guess I'll no longer be spending my money in Fayetteville.

Until next time...
Erik

Ye Olde Barn Raising, still...

Previously... in July.

Damn. Has it been four months already?

I guess that's what happens when you're doing it yourself, and going on a few trips in between. If I wasn't such a control freak about things, maybe this would go faster. Or if I paid someone else to do it.

This post is more for me than anything, to document my (lack of) progress. It's rather picture heavy, but continue reading if you're interested...

Continue reading Ye Olde Barn Raising, still...

Until next time...
Erik