Monday, September 10, 2007

Just a Quick Update... life goes on, and on, and on.

We're tending to one of our mares, who got beaten up bad (badly?) by another of our horses. She's got a huge 5-inch x 1-inch cut on her front leg that's wide open and can't be stitched up. Goes clear into the muscle and she's dragging her foot when she walks. So we'll be washing it, draining it, and packing it every day. That's a two-person job, and so is getting her to take her nasty-tasting pain medication twice a day. Poor girl also has big (fist-sized) hematomas all over her belly and probably 20 horse bites, some pretty bad, and a rear leg that got three or four good hard kicks so it's banged up pretty good, too. Possible damage to her jaw, though I think that's getting better. Fortunately, she is pretty stoned right now and can't feel much. The good news: the vet says no sign of any broken bones. But boy, the other horse sure did a job on her.

As for the Perpetrator: he is "proud cut," which means he was gelded as a colt but they couldn't find one of his little jewels so it's still in there somewhere. And it's releasing lots and lots of testosterone, apparently. So he'll be heading to the nearest veterinary school for surgery as soon as we can figure out how to pay for it. In the meantime we've got a sterile stallion on our hands.

Meanwhile, a friend of ours has just delivered a little girl way too early. We wish her well and are praying for the whole family. Sooooo tiny. But apparently a fighter, thank goodness.

On the Good News front, I have finally made Law Review. Oh, I was on a law review as managing editor, which should have been more than enough for me, but I didn't make it onto The Law Review and as childish as it is, I've never quite gotten over it. But that's okay, because now I've been asked to be on the editorial board for the law review at the school where I teach. The Law Review. Ha, ha, so there.

As I said, it's all just life. And then some.


  1. Yes, life goes on and on and on...

    But it goes by in a blink too, doesn't it? And such good stories along the way - even the sad ones or the bloody horsey-leg ones.

    Congrats on the Law Review.

  2. Poor lil quadraped! 'Proud cut' is interesting, never heard that term before.

  3. Congratulations on THE Law Review.

    Poor little mare. She must be so bewildered by the whole thing.


    1 Jn 2:18-21
    Children, it is the last hour;
    and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming,
    so now many antichrists have appeared.
    Thus we know this is the last hour.
    They went out from us, but they were not really of our number;
    if they had been, they would have remained with us.
    Their desertion shows that none of them was of our number.
    But you have the anointing that comes from the Holy One,
    and you all have knowledge.
    I write to you not because you do not know the truth
    but because you do, and because every lie is alien to the truth.



    Hello darkness, my old friend,
    Ive come to talk crap again,
    An AA meeting softly creeping,
    Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
    And the 12 Steps that were planted in my brain
    Still remains
    Within the sound of sobriety.

    In restless meetings I walked alone
    Bill Wilson Clones, made of stone
    Neath the halo of an OLD TIMER,
    I turned my collar to the 1st and 3rd Step
    When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of
    That split the night
    And touched the sound of sobriety.

    And in the naked light I saw
    Ten thousand STEPPERS, maybe more.
    STEPPERS reading the BIG BOOK,
    STEPPERS hearing without listening,
    STEPPERS writing their 4th STEP
    And no one dared
    Disturb the sound of sobriety.

    Zombies said I, you do not know
    Sobriety like a cancer grows.
    Hear my words that I might BRAINWASH you,
    Take my arms that I might 13th Step you.
    But my words like the higher power fell,
    And echoed
    In the halls of sobriety

    And the STEPPERS ranted and raved
    To the AA god they made.
    And the sign flashed out its warning,
    In the words that it was forming.
    And the sign said, KEEP COMING BACK
    And the 12 STEP ZOMBIES.
    Whispered in the sounds of sobriety.

    Step recovery programs are a slow slide into the jaws of Satan. I was involved with this evil “satanic cult” [AA] for over 30 years but was saved through the power of Jesus Christ.

    He directed me to a therapist who was into “real” recovery, not the mind destroying, soul destroying, cult, which is AA. I have met two Steppers recently & I imagine they are completely devoid of any emotion or insight.

    I feel pain because both these men are decent human beings but AA has destroyed their BRAIN STRUCTURE & they have no idea how to relate apart from expounding AA propaganda.

    I imagine Hell to be a continuous flow of AA meetings without any light at the end of the tunnel because one never recovers'. I beg you, Nathan, to get out before it is too late.

    How does one recover when one is handing one’s power over to AA. The 12 Steps were written out of Wilson’s head, he certainly didn’t get his guidance from the Bible. I imagine he was an agent of Satan & he & Smith’s “cult religion” has filled millions of Steppers with their anti - Christ propaganda.

    Step Three of AA is "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him." While many in the Oxford Group placed their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, there was much leeway given. Shoemaker, a leader of the Oxford Group, says, "The true meaning of faith is self-surrender to God." He further explains:

    Surrender to whatever you know about Him, or believe must be the truth about Him. Surrender to Him, if necessary, in total ignorance of Him. Far more important that you touch Him than that you understand Him at first.

    Put yourself in His hands. Whatever He is, as William James said, He is more ideal than we are. Make the leap. Give yourself to Him.
    Aside from capitalizing the "H," which Christians do to refer to the God of the Bible, "Him" could refer to any god of one’s own making [BEDPAN].

    Can you see what is happening to you, Nathan, Henry? Ask Jesus to take control of your life, read the Bible & instead of 12 Step groups, go to Church. Burn your Big Book or use it as toilet paper.

    Can you see the difference: With The 12 Steps, you never recover but with John 3:16 you are guaranteed Eternal Salvation. The “ball is in your court", Henry?


  7. Anonymous2:11 PM

    I know this is almost 2 years old but I'm wondering if my post will find you. Great blog. I would love to be in touch again.

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